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Process and Contextual Factors Supporting Action-Oriented Learning: A Thematic Synthesis of Empirical Literature in Natural Resource Management
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. Estonian University of Life Science, Estonia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5666-2623
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Number of Authors: 32019 (English)In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 32, no 7, p. 731-750Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite a long-term focus on learning in natural resource management (NRM), it is still debated how learning supports sustainable real-world NRM practices. We offer a qualitative in-depth synthesis of selected scientific empirical literature (N=53), which explores factors affecting action-oriented learning. We inductively identify eight key process-based and contextual factors discussed in this literature. Three patterns emerge from our results. First, the literature discusses both facilitated participation and self-organized collaboration as dialogical spaces, which bridge interests and support constructive conflict management. Second, the literature suggests practice-based dialogs as those best able to facilitate action and puts a strong emphasis on experimentation. Finally, not emphasized in existing reviews and syntheses, we found multiple evidence about certain contextual factors affecting learning, including social-ecological crises, complexity, and power structures. Our review also points at important knowledge gaps, which can be used to advance the current research agenda about learning and NRM.

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2019. Vol. 32, no 7, p. 731-750
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Ecosystem governance, intermediaries, qualitative review, social-ecological systems, social learning, structural constraints, Development Studies, Regional & Urban Planning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-170092DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1569287ISI: 000467833500001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-170092DiVA, id: diva2:1334787
Available from: 2019-07-03 Created: 2019-07-03 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved

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