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Outdoor Learning in Science for Sustainability

Amos, R; Moreira, MC; (2015) Outdoor Learning in Science for Sustainability. Presented at: ESERA conference 2015, Helsinki, Finland. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

The Olympic Games was staged in London in 2012 and Rio de Janerio in 2016. Ahead of these major sporting events, the host cities spent vast sums of time and money developing new stadiums and sports arenas. The developments were billed as regeneration in areas of social deprivation. We created a socio-scientific inquiry into the grounds for claims of sustainable development for both events and carried out two research studies in London and Rio, with secondary science students, to explore children's conceptions of what was happening in their cities. The findings showed that students held concerns about effects on people, habitats and wildlife but overall felt there were economic and social benefits to be gained from staging the Olympic Games.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: Outdoor Learning in Science for Sustainability
Event: ESERA conference 2015
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Dates: 31 August - 04 September 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.esera.org/conference/33-conference/689...
Language: English
Keywords: socio-scientific, environment, inquiry
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10057353
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