Circle D: Education for sustainable living

Circle D: Education for sustainable living

Summer Symposium 29/7 – 05/08 2024

At Løgumkloster Højskole, Brorsonsvei 2, 6240 Løgumkloster, Denmark

Preliminary program (expect more changes/additions)

Eleni Kolliopoulou: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Heide Maria Baden: Finding One AnOther

Oddbjørn Jensen: A look at Owen Barfield’s “Final participation”, and what it may mean for how we think education

Carsten Friberg: Playful and meaningful

Past activity:

Call for Presentation

Summer Symposium 29/7 – 05/08 2024

At Løgumkloster Højskole, Brorsonsvei 2, 6240 Løgumkloster, Denmark

Please note, this is an early call. More specific information follows.

Theme:

The goal is to explore elements in education and life-long learning for global sustainable development, in particular with focus on challenges to current democratic life-forms, forms of selfgovernance and human-environment relations. In relation to UN’s SDGs we wish in particular to address:

  • SDG 4. Quality education: addressing strategies for education, youth and lifelong, with respect to awareness of climate and environmental issues and how to organise and live accordingly;
  • SDG 12. Responsible consumption and production in terms of educating mindset and living regarding individuals’ environmental impact.

We wish to discuss different perspectives on these issues in relation to both research and practices in, but not exclusively, relation to education in a broad sense and addressed from a variety of backgrounds, for example, pedagogy, anthropology, post-colonial studies, cultural theory, philosophy, arts and letters; and also through exchange of experiences from research, (teaching) practices, policy making, art and other contexts in which education and learning matter.

The study circle’s symposium is an exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas. We welcome research presentations, sketches of ideas for research as well as for practices/activism, presentations of important texts, cases, and experiences.

Deadline:

The deadline for submission of the title and a brief abstract (5-10 lines) is April 30th, 2024. Please note that the title and abstract must be sent to both coordinators mentioned in the call.

Please be advised that one session-time is 45 minutes. The length of the talks/presentations is adjustable, depending on the number of participants and density of the program.

Prices for accommodation (incl. food (three times a day), coffee breaks)

  • €425 for tent-space
  • €475 for a bed in a glamping tent (6 beds)
  • €575 for a bed in a twin/double room
  • €675 for a single room

A limited amount of grants and scholarships (€175) will be available in exchange for lending a hand with light tasks during the summer session.

The circle can offer financial support to some participants. More information will follow. Please indicate if you are interested in having support.

We will give priority to participants living in Nordic/Baltic countries, and to participants who are involved in proposals for new study-circles or future study-circle activities.

NB! If you have already paid the NSU membership-fee for 2024, please deduct €25 from the amount. Contact us for more information regarding this, if you have any questions.

Families are welcome:

There will be a children circle hosted by a team of youth leaders. The circle will host children aged 4+. Children between 4-12 will pay €250 for the week. Children aged 0-4 can join free of charge.

Instructions about payment (webshop opens in May) will follow with notification

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Previous activities:

Program

Winter Symposium 16 –18 February 2024

in cooperation with CUHRE, SDU

https://www.sdu.dk/en/cuhre

Location: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark.

Conference room 099

Theme

The goal is to explore elements in education and life-long learning for global sustainable development, in particular with focus on challenges to current democratic life-forms, forms of selfgovernance and human-environment relations.

Friday

15.00–16.00 Welcome, about NSU, presentation of participants

16.00–16.45 Erika Östman: Sustainability in Democratic Environmental Longlife Learning

17.00–18.00 Emil Schriver + Henrika Nordin, NVL: Inspiration for Sustainable Development in Adult Learning

Saturday

10.00–10.45 Carsten Friberg: Reflection on a (mis)understanding of collectivity

10.45–11.30 Heide Maria Baden: Life meeting sustainability at academia: Introducing spaces of mutual interspecies learning

11.45–12.30 Iskra Tasevska: Generic properties of the literary works as educational tool for creating human and environmental awareness [online]

12.30–13.15 Lunch

13.15–14.00 Heidi Hansen: Teaching sustainability

14.00–14.45 Sara Mosberg Iversen: Let’s play with hope

15.00–15.45 Marie Holt Richter: Sketch of idea for research: Communities of practice centered around circular consumption as catalysts for sustainable education and active citizenship

15.45–16.30 Jesper Garsdal: Philosophical crumbs on ‘right action’: global philosophy, culture, and education in the Anthropocene

17.00 – 17.45 Pedro Pablo Achondo: Possible human-forest futures in southern Chile. The case of Mashue [online]

17.45 – 18.30 Torben Albertsen: Taking Serious Indigenous concepts beyond anthropology [online]

Sunday

10.00–10.45 Antanina Kamelchyk: Art practice as a way to change the world

10.45–11.30 Bill Thompson: Beyond The Campus: Educational Freedom as a Creative Madness

11.45–12.30 Henrik Juel: Nature is Beautiful

12.30– Lunch & Conclusion

About the circle:

The goal is to explore elements in education and life-long learning for global sustainable development, in particular with focus on challenges to current democratic life-forms, forms of selfgovernance and human-environment relations.

The focus is on identifying the educational challenges of and possible means for confronting a time of uncertainties due to the increasing number of global crises such as climate, biodiversity and environmental crises along with global inequalities regarding classes, gender, racial and social differences; decreasing democratic participation and violent conflicts.

The objective is to investigate the role of education in addressing crises in particular with a perspective of humanities (arts & letters). We see education as a public good and necessity for realisation of rights, dignity, social justice, inclusion, security, peace, and environmental solutions. The perspectives of education include youth education, life-long education as well as Folkbildning.

The work of the circle is a contribution to answering the challenges envisaged in UNESCO’s Education 2030: Incheon Framework for Action (UNESCO 2016) and Reimagining our Futures Together (UNESCO 2021).

An intention is to establish partnerships with partners in the EU to enlarge perspectives, exchange experiences and knowledge, and establish long-lasting networks between the Nordic-Baltic region and other regions in EU.

Call for Presentation

Winter Symposium 16 –18 February 2024

Location: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark.

In cooperation with SCC Elite Centre for Understanding Human Relationships with the Environment (CUHRE)

Theme

The goal is to explore elements in education and life-long learning for global sustainable development, in particular with focus on challenges to current democratic life-forms, forms of selfgovernance and human-environment relations.

In relation to UN’s SDGs we wish in particular to address:

4. Quality education: addressing strategies for education, youth and lifelong, with respect to awareness of climate and environmental issues and how to organise and live accordingly;

12. Responsible consumption and production in terms of educating mindset and living regarding individuals’ environmental impact.

We wish to discuss different perspectives on these issues in relation to both research and practices in, but not exclusively, relation to education in a broad sense and addressed from a variety of backgrounds, for example, pedagogy, anthropology, post-colonial studies, cultural theory, philosophy, arts and letters; and also through exchange of experiences from research, (teaching) practices, policy making, art and other contexts in which education and learning matter.

The study circle’s *) symposium is an exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas. We welcome research presentations, sketches of ideas for research as well as for practices/activism, presentations of important texts, cases, and experiences.

The circle will have another symposium, 29 July – 4 August 2024 in Denmark. We hope this winter symposium can also form the basis for presenting a proposal for a three-years study circle in the summer (to work 2025-27).

Deadline

The deadline for submission of the title and a brief abstract (5-10 lines) is December 1, December 14 2023. Please note that title and abstract must be sent to both coordinators.

Applicants will be notified before Christmas and we will send out the program for the Winter Session.

Please indicate whether the presenation is

30 mins + shorter discussion

10 mins + longer discussion

The length of the talks/presentations is adjustable, depending on the number of participants and density of the program.

Fees

25 membership of NSU (for 2024) +

50 ordinary fee = € 75

25 Nordic students, freelancers, and out of occupation = € 50

10 participants from Baltic countries = € 35

This includes coffe breaks, lunches and a common dinner for all.

Furthermore, for Nordic/Baltic participants: (limited) travel support (we prioritize environmental friendly travel when possible).

In doubt about which category you belong to, please contact the organizers.

Instructions about payment follow with notification.

*) Study circle is considered as a contemporary form of what the Swedish skolman, i.e. related to schools, Oscar Olsson established in 1902.

The symposium is supported by Nordplus

Carsten Friberg
Coordinator Study Circle D
Oddbjørn Jensen
Coordinator Study Circle D

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