The public role of education in democratic sustainability transitions
Financed by: Swedish Research Agency, 2020 - 2022
This interdisciplinary international network for ground-breaking research on the Public role of Education in Democratic Sustainability Transitions (PEDST) brings together researchers from, the research group SMED (Studies of Meaning-making in Educational Discourses) at Uppsala University, the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) at Ghent University, the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Maynooth University, and the research group Feminist Aesthetics in Public Education (FAPE) at Södertörn University. It aims to increase the quantity and quality of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) research through a common research programme. PEDST integrates expertise from sustainability transition studies, ESE research and research on public education and democracy. The interdisciplinary constellation of the PEDST network as well as its design as a scientific hub that connects numerous projects makes it possible to address research questions that are impossible to answer within a single research project and/or through the work of individual researchers. Thus, it will generate knowledge on the public role of education in democratic sustainability transitions as well as relevant, well-tested analytical models and methods. 3 three-day workshops and 3 two-day seminars with reading seminars, theoretical seminars, empirical seminars, guest lectures, writing workshops and application workshops will result in joint conference contributions, articles, a special issue and applications for future research. This will contribute to all network partners’ possibilities to develop their research capacities through innovative empirical research and the development of theoretical models and methods.
• Professor Carl Anders Säfström, Maynooth University
• Professor Leif Östman, Uppsala University, Sweden (PI)
• Dr. Katrien Van Poeck, Ghent University, Belgium
• Senior Lecture Lovisa Bergdahl Södertörn University, Sweden