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Ethical Literacies and Education for Sustainable Development

Young People, Subjectivity and Democratic Participation

Editors: Franck, Olof, Osbeck, Christina (Eds.)

  • Examines education for sustainable development in schools through the lens of ethical literacy
  • Argues that education for sustainable development is more successful if students learn to become engaged moral agents rather than through testing and assessment
  • Explores how children acts as moral subjects through the medium of fiction, reading and art
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About this book

This book explores the ethical dimensions surrounding the development of education for sustainable development within schools, and examines these issues through the lens of ethical literacy. The book argues that teaching children to engage with nature is crucial if they are to develop a true understanding of sustainability and climate issues, and claims that sustainability education is much more successful when pupils are treated as moral agents rather than being passive subjects of testing and assessment. The collection brings together a range of fresh and creative perspectives on how issues around ethical literacies can be elaborated and expanded with regard to democratic sustainability education. The use of children´s books in teaching about sustainability is carefully explored, as are the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of environmental education. Including an afterword by Arjen Wals, Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability, the book will be of great interest to students and researchers in the field of sustainability education.

About the authors

Olof Franck is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Senior Lecturer in Subject Matter Education in Social Studies at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Christina Osbeck is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Senior Lecturer in Subject Matter Education in Social Studies at the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Highlighting Ethics, Subjectivity and Democratic Participation in Sustainability Education: Challenges and Contributions

    Franck, Olof

    Pages 1-17

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  • Philosophizing with Transdisciplinarity, Relational Knowledge and Ethics in Education for Sustainable Development

    Grice, Marie

    Pages 19-35

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  • Pupils’ Views on Moral Competence in School

    Lilja, Annika

    Pages 37-53

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  • Discourses of Available and Sustainable Lives: Ethical Literacy Offered to Tweens Through Fiction Reading

    Osbeck, Christina

    Pages 55-72

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  • Fiction at School for Educational Purposes: What Opportunities Are Students Given to Act as Moral Subjects?

    Lyngfelt, Anna

    Pages 73-84

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49010-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49009-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Literacies and Education for Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Young People, Subjectivity and Democratic Participation
Editors
  • Olof Franck
  • Christina Osbeck
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49010-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49010-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49009-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 175
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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