Science for everybody? Bridging the socio-economic gap in urban biodiversity monitoring
Peltola, T. ; Arpin, I.
Type de document
Chapitre d'ouvrage scientifique
Affiliation de l'auteur
SYKE FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE HELSINKI FIN ; IRSTEA GRENOBLE UR LESSEM FRA
Résumé / Abstract
Citizen Science (CS) has potential for broad diffusion of societal benefits but inclusiveness is not an automatic outcome of CS. The degree of inclusiveness varies according to the techniques of involving citizens. Affective techniques are crucial in involving less experienced and less privileged participants. Addressing the participants as individuals, including their diverging learning abilities and skills, and the collective dynamics of learning are key to increased inclusiveness. Successful techniques broaden the role of participants, address their concerns and support the ownership of the learning process.
Citizen Science: Innovation in open Science, Society and policy