Educating for Viable Futures

About the research unit

This interdisciplinary research unit addresses important and pressing questions of how to enable learning and educate  - individuals, groups, communities, businesses, municipalities – related to the challenges of both envisioning and shaping viable, common futures.

Our aim is to broaden and strengthen research efforts to address the following questions:

  • How do projects that focus on sustainability intersect with, and/or incorporate understandings of democracy, morality, technology sociality and nature in a rapidly globalizing world?
  • How is sustainability linked to membership in a collectivity and thus to questions of citizenship?  What educational challenges arise from these links and how should they be addressed?
  • What understandings of common space/time undergird sustainability as an ethical, educational endeavor? In what way are common spaces educative, and what forms of pedagogy and learning do they afford?
  • What special educational challenges does global risk pose, and which educational approaches and practices do they give rise to among pedagogues, teachers and change agents in different settings?

Research activities in this unit draws on member expertise in a range of fields and topics, including educational theory, sustainability, citizenship, political, philosophy, the philosophy of nature, environmental sociology, common schooling, social organization and sociability, as well as education in the global south.

Participants

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Anderson, SallyAssociate professorsaan@edu.au.dk+4587163648D, 279
Berliner, PeterProfessor with Special Responsibilitiespeer@edu.au.dkD, 218b
Carlsson, Monica SusanneAssociate professormonica@edu.au.dk+4587163724D, 104
Clausen, Søren WitzelPhD Studentwitzel@edu.au.dk2110, 245
Frølund, SuneAssociate professorsufr@edu.au.dk+4587163631A, 116a
Lysgaard, Jonas AndreasenAssociate professorjonas@edu.au.dk+4587163834D, 116
Læssøe, JeppeProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesjepl@edu.au.dk+4587163846D, 142
Sørensen, AsgerAssociate professoraso@edu.au.dk+4587163974A, 118a
Wallace, JamieAssociate professorjw@edu.au.dk+4521653697J, 114

External participants

Nanna Jordt Jørgensen
Niels Larsen
Jeppe Høj Christensen