This discussion paper deliberates on how the concept of social learning can be used for evaluating upstream engagement initiatives in science and technology. The paper briefly introduces to the concept of upstream engagement and a concrete case, the UK Citizen Science for Sustainability project (SuScit), as an outset for discussing how the concept of social learning can be used for analysing and understanding relations between citizen participation, Science and research, and sustainability. A number of relevant research questions and methodological considerations are distilled as an inspiration for further discussion.
Social læring; Akionsforskning; Upstream engagement; Borgerinddragelse; Social learning; Action Research; Public participation
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Action Research: Social Innovation and Societal Change, 2008