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Open schooling for sustainability


New opportunities for school

Thursday 3. October 2019, 09:00 until 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.




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 Jornet (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)

– Comment by Trygve Beyer-Olsen (political adviser, The Norwegian Association of School Leaders)


11.45 – 12.30 Round table conversation with presenters: Open schooling and the call for change

Moderated by Linda Sygna (project coordinator, cChange)