In 2009-2010, some colleagues and I did a small research for the DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona (Barcelona County Council) on new ways of political participation enabled by ICTs. The following year, my colleague Albert PadrÃ³-Solanet and I adapted some of that research and turned into a set of training sessions for city council officers in the field of communication, participation and environment, the latter being a field in which collaboration between institutions and organizations at the city level is crucial.
The Technical office of education and environmental promotion of the Barcelona County Council has just issued a book, Environmental education. Where have we come from? Where are we going?, in which we were invited to write a book chapter on how environmental education and awareness raising on environmental issues has changed due to the adoption of ICTs.
Our chapter —Environmental education in a world of networks— begins with an introduction to the digital revolution and the kinds of tools and applications that are more deeply changing information and communication between citizens and between citizens and public administrations. Of course, the list of specific applications will quickly be outdated, but the reflections around them and their categorization we believe will still be useful in the following years. After the digital revolution and some tools, we talk about the communication plan, how to identify our targets, how to campaign or how to think of communication as a way of building up a project-centered personal learning environment (PLE — in this case, the P would stand for project instead of personal). The chapter ends with some practical cases and some conclusions or things to keep in mind.
The book — and the book chapters — is published in Catalan, Spanish and English, and our chapter can be downloaded below.
PeÃ±a-LÃ³pez, I. & PadrÃ³-Solanet, A. (2017). â€œEnvironmental education in a world of networksâ€. In DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona, Environmental education. Where have we come from? Where are we going?, Chapter 11, 544-559. ColÂ·lecciÃ³ Estudis. SÃ¨rie Medi Ambient, 4. Barcelona: DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona.
PeÃ±a-LÃ³pez, I. & PadrÃ³-Solanet, A. (2017). â€œEducaciÃ³n ambiental en un mundo de redesâ€. En DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona, EducaciÃ³n ambiental. Â¿De dÃ³nde venimos? Â¿Hacia dÃ³nde vamos?, CapÃtol 11, 397-414. ColÂ·lecciÃ³ Estudis. SÃ¨rie Medi Ambient, 4. Barcelona: DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona.
PeÃ±a-LÃ³pez, I. & PadrÃ³-Solanet, A. (2017). â€œEducaciÃ³n ambiental en un mundo de redesâ€. A DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona, EducaciÃ³ ambiental. D’on venim? Cap a on anem?, CapÃtol 11, 231-257. ColÂ·lecciÃ³ Estudis. SÃ¨rie Medi Ambient, 4. Barcelona: DiputaciÃ³ de Barcelona.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2017) “Book chapter. Environmental education in a world of networks” In ICTlogy,
#163, April 2017. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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