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Promoting engagement: using species action plans to bring together students and conservation professionals

Scott, Graham W.; Scott, Graham W.; Turnbull, Shona; Spencer, James

Authors

Graham W. Scott

Shona Turnbull

James Spencer



Abstract

We describe an exercise, the production of a species action plan, which utilises components of both transmission mode and experiential learning. This exercise brings together students and a professional role model to promote a stronger engagement with aspects of local biodiversity management. We outline perceived benefits and outcomes of the exercise in the context of a professional ecologist, a student participant and a course tutor, all of whom agree that the completion of the task is a valuable learning opportunity.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008-12
Print ISSN 1479-7860
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 1
Pages 1-6
APA6 Citation Scott, G. W., Turnbull, S., & Spencer, J. (2008). Promoting engagement: using species action plans to bring together students and conservation professionals. Bioscience education e-journal BEE-j, 12(1), 1-6. doi:10.3108/beej.12.5
DOI https://doi.org/10.3108/beej.12.5
Keywords Engagement;Experiential learning;Conservation;Ecology
Publisher URL http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol12/beej-12-5.pdf
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