Active and participatory learning for sustainability in an online space: The case study of CrowdTV

Common Ground Publishing
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Journal Article
International Journal of Sustainability Education, 2013, 8 (2), pp. 105 - 124
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CrowdTV is a website designed to empower communities to create social change by collaboratively developing a documentary about issues that matter to them in an online community. For the first project completed on CrowdTV, the aim was to bring community members from Western Sydney together to create a documentary about water in their landscape. This reflective case study makes explicit the processes embedded within the CrowdTV project. The authors also question if the processes in this case study could exemplify the processes espoused by Education for Sustainability. Education for Sustainability is an approach to education that seeks to transition communities towards sustainability. Case studies of best practice EfS sites continue to be developed in order to help explain how to implement the processes and capture key components for doing so. Many case studies for EfS in the formal, non-formal and informal sectors exist, but very few explore the role of online processes as means to achieving EfS learning processes. This reflective case study attempts to add to this specific area and to support the refinement of CrowdTV to enhance educational outcomes.
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