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Sustainable Development Teaching

Ethical and Political Challenges, 1st Edition

Edited by Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman, Johan Öhman

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288 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780815357537
pub: 2019-06-05
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The aim of this book is to support and inspire teachers to contribute to much-needed processes of sustainable development and to develop teaching practices and professional identities that allow them to cope with the specificity of sustainability issues and, in particular, with the teaching challenges related to the ethical and political dimension of environmental and sustainability education.

Bringing together recent scholarship on the topic, this book translates state-of-the-art academic research into teaching models, methods and tools. Starting with an outline of the challenge of sustainability, it offers insights and models for understanding the interesting yet ambiguous concept of ‘sustainable development’ and the complex process of transforming society in a more sustainable direction (Part I). It then goes on to provide a guide to preparing courses and lessons as well as tools for reflection about teaching practices and the multiplicity of approaches to addressing ethical and political challenges in sustainable development teaching (Part II). Finally, the book offers useful conceptual frameworks, models and typologies about the concrete design and implementation of sustainable development teaching (Part III).

This book will be essential reading for students of education, as well as teachers in compulsory and higher education and sustainability education researchers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sustainable development teaching – ethical and political challenges Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman and Johan Öhman

PART I: Education and the challenge of building a more sustainable world

1. Four misunderstandings about sustainability and transitions Thomas Block and Erik Paredis

2. Tackling wicked problems in teaching and learning. Sustainability issues as knowledge, ethical and political challenges Thomas Block, Katrien Van Poeck and Leif Östman

3. Principles for sustainable development teaching Leif Östman, Katrien Van Poeck and Johan Öhman

PART II: Choosing teaching content and approaches

4. Sustainable development teaching in view of qualification, socialisation and person-formation Katrien Van Poeck and Leif Östman

5. Different teaching traditions in environmental and sustainability education Johan Öhman and Leif Östman

6. The ethical tendency typology: Ethical and moral situations in environmental and sustainability education Johan Öhman and Leif Östman

7. A pragmatist perspective on value education Johan Öhman and David O. Kronlid

8. The political tendency typology: Different ways in which the political dimension of sustainability issues appears in educational practice Michael Håkansson, Katrien Van Poeck and Leif Östman

9. Deliberation and agonism: Two different approaches to the political dimension of environmental and sustainability education Ásgeir Tryggvason and Johan Öhman

PART III: Designing and implementing teaching and learning practices

10. A transactional theory on sustainability learning Leif Östman, Katrien Van Poeck and Johan Öhman

11. A transactional theory on sustainability teaching: Teacher moves Leif Östman, Katrien Van Poeck and Johan Öhman

12. Ethical moves: How teachers can open-up a space for articulating moral reactions and deliberating on ethical opinions regarding sustainability issues Katrien Van Poeck, Leif Östman and Johan Öhman

13. Political moves: How teachers can open-up for and handle poignant experiences of the conflictual aspects of sustainability issues Katrien Van Poeck and Leif Östman

14. Classroom discussions: Students’ learning in argumentation about ethical and political aspects of sustainability issues Karin Rudsberg and Johan Öhman

15. Power and governance in environmental and sustainability education practice Marie Öhman and Johan Öhman

16. Teaching as a matter of staging encounters with literary texts in environmental and sustainability education Petra Hansson

17. Taking-up ethical global issues in the classroom Louise Sund and Karen Pashby

18. Students as political subjects in discourses on sustainable development – a glimpse from Sarah’s classroom Iann Lundegård

19. Embodied experiences of ‘decision-making’ in face of uncertain and complex sustainability issues Pernilla Andersson

20. Political emotions in environmental and sustainability education Ásgeir Tryggvason and Andreas Mårdh

About the Editors

Katrien Van Poeck is a senior researcher on environmental and sustainability education at Ghent University’s Centre for Sustainable Development, Belgium.

Leif Östman is Professor of Curriculum Studies at Uppsala University’s Department of Education, Sweden.

Johan Öhman is Professor of Education at Örebro University’s School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Sustainability

Sustainability has become one of the most pressing social, environmental, economic, cultural and political issues of our times. Yet the meaning of ‘sustainability’ remains elusive.

This series provides original insights from across the social sciences and humanities on the meaning and practice of sustainability. It offers both theoretical and practical analysis of ‘sustainability’, including social sustainability, sustainable consumption, democratic sustainability and sustainable behaviour.

These interdisciplinary books give students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners the latest thinking from international authors. This thought-provoking series draws on and is relevant to those working in a wide-range of disciplines, including environment, development, sociology, politics, philosophy, business and marketing, media, geography, and anthropology.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan (Rebecca.Brennan@tandf.co.uk).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU007000
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General