Promoting residential renewable energy via peer-to-peer learning

Eva Heiskanen*, Heli Nissilä, Pasi Tainio

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-116
Number of pages12
JournalAPPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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