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Open schooling for sustainability


Kick-off event for EU project

Thursday 3. October 2019, at 09:00 until at 12:30

Venue: Amalie Skram

Host: Universitetet i Oslo

Entrance: Free with registration

The environmental crisis together with technological and socio-economic changes are posing complex challenges to our societies. What types of scientific knowledge and skills do the future generation need to confront and make change to solving these challenges?  To this aim, open schooling initiatives, where schools in cooperation with other stakeholders become agents of social change and work together for community well-being, offer a promising but also challenging approach. The seminar will introduce the SEAS project and offers reflections on open schooling and sustainability from varied perspectives.

Register by September 15.

Detailed program

By Dean of Faculty of Educational Sciences, Professor Sten R. Ludvigsen

Science education for action and engagement towards sustainability (SEAS)
Project introduction by Erik Knain (coordinator, University of Oslo)

The youth’s voices
Transformative change
Karen O’ Brien (professor, University of Oslo)

Rethinking scientific literacy towards sustainability
Alfredo J. Gil (associate professor, University of Oslo)

cooperation with schools and researchers: An environmental organization perspective
Christoffer Ringnes Klyve (deputy head of The Future in our Hands)

10.45 – 11.00 Break
The challenge of communication
Tom Gabriel Johansen (Co-Founder, Infodesignlab)

The school challenge
Katrien van Poeck (senior researcher, Ghent University) and Leif Östman (professor, Uppsala University)

11.45 – 12.30 Round table conversation with presenters: Open schooling and the call for change
Moderated by Linda Cygna (project coordinator, cChange)