BILDUNG, EDUCATION AND SUBJECT DIDACTICS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE EPOCH

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed - typerKonference

Beskrivelse

We live in the age of the Anthropocene. Humanity’s ecological footprint and climate change are vitally concerning for the earth’s future. Hence, education must respond to this emergency. However, tensions surface when combining the survival of life on the planet and existential human meaning into curricular development.

One tension concerns the role of traditional school subjects. On the one hand, Education for Sustainable Development is often associated with a holistic inter- or transdisciplinary curriculum instead of a fragmentized, subject-based curriculum.

On the other hand, school subjects are non-arbitrary constructs and carriers of specialised knowledge needed to examine and explain the world. From this perspective, general skills and transdisciplinary learning cannot replace a subject-based curriculum.

The Bildung concept can be useful for exploring tensions and values in teaching and learning. The notion of Bildung is concerned with the progressive liberation of humanity to itself; in the Anthropocene, this ambition now succumbs to the needs of nature and planetary borders.

UBAN invite scholars to present papers and ideas concerning the theme Bildung and Subject Didactic in the Anthropocene.
Periode11 jan. 202212 jan. 2022
BegivenhedstypeKonference
PlaceringKarlstad, Sverige
Grad af anerkendelseInternational