Citizen science and lifelong learning

@article{Edwards2014CitizenSA,
  title={Citizen science and lifelong learning},
  author={Richard July Edwards},
  journal={Studies in the Education of Adults},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={132 - 144}
}
  • R. Edwards
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Education
  • Studies in the Education of Adults
Abstract Citizen science projects have grown in number, scale and scope in recent years. Such projects engage members of the public in working with professional scientists in a diverse range of practices. Yet there has been little educational exploration of such projects to date. In particular, there has been limited exploration of the educational backgrounds of adult contributors to citizen science, or of how they have gained knowledge of the area or continue to update it. Drawing upon survey… 

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