Read and hear more about what was discussed during the 15th invitational seminar on ESE research
From the 13th to the 16th of June 2022, the 15th edition of the Invitational Seminar on Environmental Education (ESE) Research was organised in Ghent, Belgium, by the Centre for Sustainable Development in collaboration with partners of the SEDwise network. The central theme was ‘Challenges for environmental and sustainability education research in times of climate crisis’, a topic that we addressed with a focus on four sub-themes: Sustainability issues as controversial educational content; Emotionally challenging and existential issues in teaching and learning practices; The relation between education and the pursuit of societal transformation; and Boundaries between ESE research and practice.
Before the seminar, all participants wrote an essay on the topic. The collection of essays, together with short overview chapters per subtheme and Juliane Höhle's graphic recordings of the discussions, are compiled in this online book.
On the last day of the seminar, a series of podcasts was recorded. In four episodes – one for each of the sub-themes – participants reflected on the discussions they had with their colleagues.
Furthermore, participants interviewed each other about their expectations about the seminar, their experiences during the days in Ghent, eye-openers, and take home messages. A glimpse of their stories can be seen in these short videos:
- Linnea Urberg & Oleksandra Khalaim talk about their expectations of the invitational seminar on ESE research
- Petra Cremers & Nanna Jordt Jørgensen talk about important insights gained during the invitational seminar on ESE research
- Lise Janssens talks about what has been an eye opener for her during the invitational seminar on ESE research
- Lausanne Olvitt asks Nadia Raphael Rathje about the influence of the invitational seminar on her PhD research
- Nicholas Mwaura Kinyanjui explains what he will take home from the invitational seminar on ESE research
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