e-engaging young Scotland on radioactive waste management
01/02/2004 - 31/07/2004
The ITC is being funded by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) to research appropriate tools and techniques to engage young people in their continuing dialogue on radioactive waste management. As part of the research the ITC will be identifying up-to-date best practice in electronic participation, developing appropriate tools to engage young people in Scotland in the debate, and, importantly, testing these in pilot groups across Scotland.
The results of the project will inform plans to extend Scottish Executive’s radioactive waste management engagement strategies in the future and provide input to the activities of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).
The ITC was funded by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) to research appropriate tools and techniques to engage young people in their continuing dialogue on radioactive waste management. ITC researchers identified current best practice in eParticipation, developed appropriate tools to engage young people in Scotland in the debate, and tested these tools in pilot groups across Scotland.
Piloting various tools with groups of young people enabled us to identify that certain technologies supported different aspects of engagement better than others, though there were also differences in preference among the focus groups, according to age. The project outcomes are summarised in the report to the Scottish Executive. See Resources
below.ITC's work with young people.
e-engaging young Scotland on radioactive waste management is a Government Research Grants project funded by Scottish Executive.
Carried out in collaboration with and others.
For further information please refer to http://itc.napier.ac.uk/ITC/ProjectInfo.asp?ID=4.
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Professor Ann Macintosh
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Dr Angus Whyte
(not currently an institute member)
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Whyte, A. (2005). E-Consultation, Controversy and Youth. In: Cunningham, P.,
Cunningham, M. (Eds.) Innovation and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Application, Case Studies;, , () ( ed.). (pp. 730-737). Slovenia: . IOS Press.
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