Reconsidering social science theories in natural resource management continuing professional education

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Over 25 years ago, the ‘wicked problems’ concept was introduced into forestry
to describe the increasingly complex work situations faced by many natural
resource management (NRM) professionals and at the same time the demand
and frequency of public involvement in NRM issues also grew. Research on the
impact of these changes for NRM professionals resulted in many studies calling
for NRM professionals to learn a host of new social science-related skills and
knowledge. Twenty years later, research continues to show that NRM professionals are struggling to develop these ‘new’ skills and calls for integrating the social sciences in NRM education and practice endure. This paper discusses the challenge of integrating social science skills and knowledge into NRM public
involvement practice and continuing professional education. The paper argues
for a reconsideration of how social science theories relate to professionals’ practical theories and concludes with some implications and proposals for NRM
continuing professional education.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEnvironmental Education Research
Vol/bind20
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)496-525
Antal sider30
ISSN1350-4622
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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Published online 10 Sep 2013

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