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Theories on motivation and their implication for supporting communication, learning and decisionmaking in relation to organic food systems

Læssøe, Jeppe; Ljungdalh, Anders; Kastberg, Peter; Noe, Egon; Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted; Christensen, Tove; Dubgaard, Alex; Olsen, Søren Bøye and Kærgård, Niels (2012) Theories on motivation and their implication for supporting communication, learning and decisionmaking in relation to organic food systems. Paper at: 10th European IFSA symposium: Producing and Reproducing Farming Systems: New modes for sustainable food systems of tomorrow , Aarhus, Denmark, 1-4 July 2012.

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Efforts to promote communication, learning, decision making and change of individual and/or collective practices in relation to sustainability issues require more or less explicit theories on agents and what motivate them to act. The aim of this paper is to open for an interdisciplinary discussion on how different approaches to motivation make sense or not when focusing on how to develop tools aiming at supporting communica¬tion, learning and decision-making related to organic food systems. We present four quite different approaches to motivation – an economic, an approach challenging conventional understandings of motivational change, a psychosocial, and a relational – and open for a discussion on how these approaches relate to each other and whether it is possible to apply and distinguish between different ways of using the concept of motivation when we cross disciplinary borders in order to cooperate on developing tools for multi-criteria assessment and communication.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > MultiTrust
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Denmark > ICROFS - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen > KU-LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences > Danish Research Institute of Food Economics
Related Links:http://ifsa2012.dk/?page_id=792
Deposited By: Ljungdalh, Anders
ID Code:21898
Deposited On:06 Dec 2012 13:27
Last Modified:03 Feb 2015 15:08
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Contributing to MultiTrust deliverable 3.1.1

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