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Making public the private life of plants: the contribution of informal learning environments

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Sanders, Dawn Lorraine

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Abstract Plants are essential to life on Earth and yet are often deemed invisible by the human populace. Botanic gardens are an under-researched educational context and, as such, have occupied a peripheral arena in biology education discussions. This article seeks to readdress this absence and present the case for a more sustained use of informal learning environments, such as botanic gardens and homes, to make public the private life of plants and their role in sustaining life on Earth. By drawing on empirical data from a doctoral thesis and reviewing relevant research literature, the author argues for a renewed focus on botanical education within science education in both formal and informal contexts.
Classification Curriculum, Teaching, Didactics
Free Keywords informal education; biology education; botanical garden
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 1209-1228
Journal International Journal of Science Education, 29 (2007) 10
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)