Reading a Critical Review of Evidence: Notes and queries on research programmes in environmental education

Alan D. Reid, Jutta Nikel

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Rickinson's (2001) review of the evidence base for environmental education learning is a welcome addition to the literature. It is comprehensive, displays technical merit, and is valuable as a resource for informing the substance and focus of future research in this area. A critical perspective is still required though. In this paper, we explore the notion that a review communicates a research programme and how this might extend and disrupt our readings of Rickinson's nodes and evidence base. Through a series of 'notes and queries', we investigate the production and possibilities of the review, rather than the findings per se. Lakatos's ideas on research programmes are fundamental to our commentary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-165
Number of pages17
JournalEnvironmental Education Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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