Collaboration between school and community through school agroecology: a vegetable school garden as a boundary object
Amat, Arnau (Universitat de Vic)
Espinet Blanch, Mariona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Data: 2013
Resum: The paper presents a case on how people from different backgrounds work together in a school agroeocology project. This case study is part of a wider project within the European Comenius multilateral network CoDeS (Collaboration of schools and communities for a sustainable development), whose main objective is to foster school community collaboration for sustainability. In a little kindergarten and primary school from a small community, with only fifty students, we have been studying for four years the collaboration between the teachers, the students, the families and the neighbours around a school agroecology project. The key points of this collaboration have been the building of a physical space such as the vegetable garden, and the development of shared activities, where families, neighbors and students, learn together about gardening. The case study has been framed through the concept of boundaries, which the different actors have to cross for a successful collaboration. These boundaries are created because each community actor comes from different Discourse communities. Three parents and three teachers were interviewed, in order to identify what were the main visions about the project in the school. The results indicate that the vegetable school garden acts as a Boundary Object, an object that joins different actors of the community. We argue that successful collaboration between schools and communities for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) depend on the skills of the different stakeholders to create boundary objects. The challenge for science education is to develop shared activities which are meaningful for different stakeholders and that are based on boundary objects.
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: conferenceObject
Matèria: Education for sustainable development ; Primary science education ; Case study ; Parents' involvement ; Vegetable school garden
Publicat a: European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference. Nicosia, Xipre, 10a : 2013

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