CLEAN Teleconference Call December 3, 2019

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Dr. Yue Li and Anne Armstrong: Integrating Drawdown Actions and Social Norms Research in a Climate Change Online Course

Abstract: Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action is an online course run by the Civic Ecology Lab to build climate literacy, enhance global social networks of concerned citizens, and facilitate climate action. In our most recent iteration of this massive open online course, we integrated Drawdown-based actions into weekly assignments and the final project, a climate change action plan. Concurrent with this, researchers from Cornell University embedded a social norms experiment in the course platform to test the extent to which different types of norms messages affected the likelihood of following through on a climate action. In this CLEAN presentation, we will review how we integrated Drawdown actions into the course and present preliminary findings from the norms experiment.

Yue Li is a postdoc and online course instructor at Cornell University. Through her research and outreach, she seeks to understand how networking among environmental educators in online learning communities and other platforms fosters innovation in their environmental education practice. Yue is currently conducting MOOC research and international programs to bridge environmental education communities in China, the US and elsewhere.

Anne Armstrong is a PhD candidate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. She has a professional background in environmental education, and she is the lead author on Climate Change Communication: A Guide for Educators (Cornell University Press, 2018). Her research areas include climate change communication, environmental education, and the links among place, social practices, and identity in environmental stewardship.

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