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Lenses for learning: visual techniques in natural resource planning
Charles Darwin University, Australia.
The Open University, UK. (Peace and Development Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8250-6819
CGIAR Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Denmark.
Charles Darwin University, Australia.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, E-ISSN 1095-8630, Vol. 92, no 10, 2734-2745 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, we explored the use of selected visual techniques (e.g. video, photography, diagramming) infacilitating learning among Indigenous communities living in remote protected areas at sites in Vietnam and Australia. The techniques were employed during interviews and workshops aimed at accessing and enhancing local peoples’ perspectives on their landscape and on specific natural resource management issues. The effectiveness of the different techniques for enabling learning varied markedly with the context, highlighting the need for facilitator skill and flexibility in application of techniques. Visual techniques helped to engage participants; encourage unrestrained and lateral thinking; provide opportunities for self-expression and reflection; and to expose participants to perspectives of other community members. Valuable insights emerged on broad aspects of learning and these were incorporatedinto a simple model that highlights three types of conceptualisation found to be important in these processes.

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Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 92, no 10, 2734-2745 p.
Keyword [en]
Visual methods Participatory communication Social learning Indigenous Protected areas
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management; Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Sciences, Peace and Development Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50393DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.06.013OAI: diva2:910320
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