The temporality of waste: waste practices in school and family in Denmark

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Waste is, indisputably, one of the key issues of environmental concerns of our times. In an environment and sustainability education perspective, waste offers concrete entry points to issues of consumption, sustainability and citizenship. Still, waste education has received relatively little interest from environment and sustainability education researchers (Jørgensen et al., forthcoming).

In this paper, we explore how the temporality of waste links to various waste (related) practices in homes and schools. How do different practices negotiate and change the present and future status of waste materials? Which kind of imaginings of the future are at play in different waste practices? How is the temporality of waste discussed and narrated (or not) in different settings? How do children in different families understand waste and time? What is the potential of waste for providing educators with concrete entry points for discussions about the temporal perspective of sustainability?
Publikationsdato23 aug. 2017
StatusUdgivet - 23 aug. 2017
BegivenhedECER 2017: Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research - København, Danmark
Varighed: 22 aug. 201725 aug. 2017


KonferenceECER 2017


  • Byggeri, miljø og energi
  • Uddannelse, professioner og erhverv
  • Børn og unge


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