On the Role of Knowledge in the Context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Type: Paper
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
Sponsor Groups: Geography Education Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon A1, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Péter Bagoly-Simó, Anke Uhlenwinkel
Chairs: Péter Bagoly-Simó


Scholarly work in Geography (Education) repeatedly stressed the discipline's conceptual and thematic affinity to the idea of sustainable development (cf. McKeown, 2007; Tilbury, 1997). This was grounded in the conceptualization of Geography as bridge between Social Science and Nature Science. Despite intense discussions, ESD-related work in Geography has put little emphasis on the difference between knowledge and societal goals (cf. Marsden, 1997). In consequence, democratic education is at stake. This session aims to seek ways of discussing sustainable development without moralistic or even totalitarian attitude.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Péter Bagoly-Simó Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin 10 10:00 AM
Presenter Péter Bagoly-Simó*, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Education for Sustainable Development and Subject-Specific Education 20 10:10 AM
Presenter Anke Uhlenwinkel*, Alpen-Adria-Universität, Education for Sustainable Development in a Neo-Liberal Context 20 10:30 AM
Presenter Matthias Kowasch*, University of Graz, Ecological viability of small Pacific islands: which lessons for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? 20 10:50 AM
Presenter Chad Boda*, Lund University, Turaj Shad Faran, Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies, Paradigm Found?: Immanent critique as a strategy in sustainability studies 20 11:10 AM
Discussant Anke Uhlenwinkel Alpen-Adria-Universität 10 11:30 AM

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