The challenges and affordances of online participatory workshops in the context of young people’s everyday climate crisis activism: insights from facilitators

Elizabeth Rushton, Lynda Dunlop, Lucy Atkinson, Laura Price, Joshua Stubbs, Maria Gertrudis Wilhelmina Turkenburg, Lucy Wood

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Participatory workshops can provide an equitable way of working with
diverse communities to co-produce new knowledge and understanding in
the context of young people’s everyday climate crisis activism. Drawing
on data from interviews with seven facilitators, we consider the specific
affordances and challenges provided by participatory workshops that are
held online with groups including young people and teachers. We
highlight that the online format can provide a powerful methodological tool
for co-production and community building. Although online workshops can
include diverse voices, barriers and challenges remain when seeking to
reduce the persistent under-representation of some groups.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalChildren's Geographies
Early online date25 Dec 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Dec 2021

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