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Education for sustainability: Transformative processes, actions and systemic change in a Swedish university
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9248-3705
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Sustainable Development and Science education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3199-6755
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Sustainable Development and Science education.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Sustainable development
Sustainable Development
Abstract [en]

Research on the development of education for sustainability places attention to transformative processes and systemic changes at the university. Literature mainly studies processes to develop courses, programs and management systems but seldom investigates transformative processes and actions triggering organizational change. The objective of this paper is to identify key actions and transformative processes embodying an education for sustainability and to explore the systemic change outcomes, using the perspective of social learning. We relied on a participatory research method for the exploratory case study in a Swedish university. Our findings showed multiple key actions that resulted in five transformational processes. Together these transformative processes resulted in three systemic changes: organizational changes in sustainability perceptions, organizational changes in the working structures and educational curricula, and individual changes in perceptions and engagement on sustainability. A novel finding was that networking cross disciplinary facilitated double loop refection and worked as catalyst for other transformational processes. The result indicates that development of education for sustainability is facilitated by a combination of multiple transformative processes taking place with both top-down and bottom-up rationale. These processes generate individual and collective actions. Individual and network champions and top-managers play a key role in developing education for sustainability. In order to foster systemic change at the university, the existence of this complexity is crucial for developing education for sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Higher education, sustainability, change
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Business Administration Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35543DiVA: diva2:1096189
Conference
EURAM 2016, "Manageable Cooperation", June 1-2-3 and 4, 2016, Paris, France
Note

Published in e-proceedings (ISSN: 2466-7498)

Available from: 2017-05-17 Created: 2017-05-17 Last updated: 2017-05-17Bibliographically approved

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