Sustainable development as a Pedagogical Challenge - Workshop for teachers

​The overall objective with this workshop is to explore, together with teachers from different scientific areas, methods to engage students meaningfully in sustainable development in the context of higher education at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. We discuss how we can transform education, in our own fields, so that it becomes more relevant in terms of building capacity for students to meet the global challenges that they will meet in the future.

Sustainable development remains a critically urgent concept but it is also inevitably (is it?) vague and even contested. Some argue that sustainable development cannot be taught but that as educators we have a duty to meaningfully engage learners in the search for a world that is more sustainable than the one currently in prospect. To do so new forms of teaching and learning are necessary that can help students deal better with complexity, ambiguity, uncertainty and with values and moral dilemmas but also with the risk of apathy and powerlessness. Just like `business-as-usual` is no longer an option, neither is ´education-as-usual´.

Chaired by Professor Arjen Wals

The workshop is chaired by Arjen Wals, professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, the Carl Bennet Guest Professor in Education for Sustainable Development at Gothenburg University and senior advisor at the Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV.

Time: May 23rd, 13.00-16.00

Place: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV. Aschebergsgatan 44, floor 3, Göteborg

Please register for the workshop here!

If you have any questions about the workshop please send an e-mail to Eddi Omrcen, GMV: eddi.omrcen@gu.se, or Arjen Wals: arjen.wals@gu.se


Föreläsare: Professor Arjen Wals

Datum: 2018-05-23

Tid: 13:00 - 16:00

Kategorier: Hållbar utveckling

Arrangör: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV, at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers

Plats: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV. Aschebergsgatan 44, floor 3, Göteborg

Evenemangslänk: Läs mer om Sustainable development as a Pedagogical Challenge - Workshop for teachers

Kontaktperson: Eddi Omrcen & Arjen Wals

Kategori Workshop
Plats: Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV. Aschebergsgatan 44, floor 3, Göteborg
Tid: 2018-05-23 13:00
Sluttid: 2018-05-23 16:00

Publicerad: fr 18 maj 2018.