Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019
For the last months we have witnessed how an increasing number of students around the world have followed the example of the Swedish school girl Greta Thunberg as they have engaged in school strikes to put pressure on politicians and society at large to act against climate change and for a sustainable future. Why should they attend or care for school or participate in higher education to learn mathematics, economics, technology, political science or any other subject matters following a silo mentality when they know that the sustainability challenges we are facing, requires learning at the cross-roads of different disciplines? Why should they opt for education built on traditional pedagogy when they know that the sustainability challenges we are facing, require them to develop abilities and values that are not fostered by the kind of pedagogy used in most schools and higher education institutions today? We owe them an answer as research on education and learning for sustainable development asks us to organize higher education differently, teach differently and act differently.
With the theme, 'Education and learning for sustainable development in higher education', this special edition welcomes contributions based on initiatives to promote learning for sustainable development by organizing higher education in new ways.
Grants may, for example, address the following topics: steering and organization of education to promote sustainable development; educational forms and learning activities that support learning for sustainable development; examples of continuing education of teachers aiming to strengthen competences for teaching about/in sustainable development.
We also welcome grants that reflect on specific experiences of teaching and learning for sustainable development - including student contributions.