New approaches to facilitate learning from youth: Exploring the use of Photovoice in identifying local watershed issues

Research
TitleNew approaches to facilitate learning from youth: Exploring the use of Photovoice in identifying local watershed issues
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsChanse, V, Mohamed, A, Wilson, S, Dalemarre, L, Leisnham, PT, Rockler, A, Shirmohammadi, A, Montas, H
JournalThe Journal of Environmental Education
Volume48
Issue2
Pagination109 - 120
Date Published2017/03/15/
ISBN Number0095-8964
KeywordsInclude, participatory research, Photovoice, visual methodologies, VRH review, watershed, youth
AbstractIn urbanized areas, incorporating residents’ concerns and priorities into the stormwater management debate has focused on adults rather than youth. This study used Photovoice, a tool that includes photographs taken by youth, to uncover youth concerns and perceptions about their local watersheds. This study consisted of a comparative study of two watersheds. Twenty students produced 468 photographs. Although both groups of students shared common themes regarding stormwater and pollution, these themes differed in level of concerns over local environmental issues, sentiments with particular features in their local watersheds, and concerns about local watersheds. From a methodological perspective, Photovoice provided a way of capturing youth perspectives and to identify important features and issues in their respective local watersheds.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2016.1256260