Food, Sustainability, and Science Literacy in One Package?

Opportunities and Challenges in Using Aquaponics Among Young People at School, a Danish Perspective

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Collins Momanyi Bosire

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The call for sustainable food production and consumption has led to an increased interest and new policy measures to support the circular economy and climate-smart farming practices. The merits of aquaponics and closed-loop nutrient cycling systems are increasingly being examined in terms of sustainable productivity in various settings including urban environments. Aquaponics also has the potential to be applied as a learning tool for people of all ages but especially for young people at school. This chapter studies the potential of aquaponics to teach food and science literacy and the use of the technology as an educational tool in primary school. The chapter draws on data from the Growing Blue & Green (GBG) program carried out in cooperation among Aalborg University, Copenhagen, municipal schools and their teachers and a private aquaponic enterprise. The chapter draws on three empirical studies including an exploratory study on the educational opportunities at school, a feasibility study carried out among teachers, as well as the educational Growing Blue & Green (eGBG) study, in which a digital-based regulation component was added. The conclusion is that low-cost versions of aquaponics have considerable potential for supportive learning in elementary school. Preliminary findings furthermore suggest that fitting the setup with easy-to-install intelligent sensors and devices offers the opportunity to provide learning about food, sustainability, and a basic understanding of the control and management of biological systems in one package.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelAquaponics Food Production Systems : Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future
RedaktørerSimon Goddek , Alyssa Joyce , Benz Kotzen , Gavin Burnell
Antal sider10
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato22 jun. 2019
Sider597-606
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-15942-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-15943-6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 22 jun. 2019

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Mikkelsen, B. E., & Bosire, C. M. (2019). Food, Sustainability, and Science Literacy in One Package? Opportunities and Challenges in Using Aquaponics Among Young People at School, a Danish Perspective. I S. Goddek , A. Joyce , B. Kotzen , & G. Burnell (red.), Aquaponics Food Production Systems: Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future (s. 597-606). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15943-6_23
Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg ; Bosire, Collins Momanyi . / Food, Sustainability, and Science Literacy in One Package? Opportunities and Challenges in Using Aquaponics Among Young People at School, a Danish Perspective. Aquaponics Food Production Systems: Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future. red. / Simon Goddek ; Alyssa Joyce ; Benz Kotzen ; Gavin Burnell . Springer, 2019. s. 597-606
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Mikkelsen BE, Bosire CM. Food, Sustainability, and Science Literacy in One Package? Opportunities and Challenges in Using Aquaponics Among Young People at School, a Danish Perspective. I Goddek S, Joyce A, Kotzen B, Burnell G, red., Aquaponics Food Production Systems: Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future. Springer. 2019. s. 597-606 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15943-6_23