Promoting residential renewable energy via peer-to-peer learning

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2017-04-03
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en
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12
105-116
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APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION, Volume 16, issue 2
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Peer-to-peer learning is gaining increasing attention in nonformal community-based environmental education. This article evaluates a novel modification of a concept for peer-to-peer learning about residential energy solutions (Open Homes). We organized collective “Energy Walks” visiting several homes with novel energy solutions and engaging people beyond those with a serious renovation project. We evaluated the intervention in terms of individual, network-centric, and institutional learning outcomes. Learning outcomes were observed on all these levels. We argue that this form of peer-to-peer learning builds capacity for sustainable action in the community by supporting discussion and reflection, rather than merely social learning as modeling.
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Heiskanen , E , Nissilä , H & Tainio , P 2017 , ' Promoting residential renewable energy via peer-to-peer learning ' , Applied Environmental Education and Communication , vol. 16 , no. 2 , pp. 105-116 . https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2017.1304838