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RIBEIRO, Crystiane Ribas Batista et al. Action-Research and nursing in environmental education: methodological reflection. Index Enferm [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.3, pp.147-151.  Epub Nov 04, 2019. ISSN 1699-5988.

Participatory methodologies have been appropriated by researchers in the field of environmental health around the world. Action Research presents itself as an innovative participatory method that allows the use of multiple techniques of data collection and analysis. The purpose of this article is to reflect on the use of Action Research as a method that enables the conduction of environmental education practices by nursing based on Freirean pedagogy. Initially, there is a parallel between the role of nursing in the health care of the planet and the changes in the conception of health over the years, highlighting the role of science in this process. Subsequently, it is discussed the Action Research and its applicability in educational-environmental studies relating points of convergence between this method and Freirean pedagogy. Historical transformations in the relationship between man and the environment raise the need for the training of environmentally committed and qualified nurses in developing care-educational practices that achieve environmental care at a planetary level.

Keywords : Participatory research; Environmental education; Nursing; Health education.

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