Knowledge capabilities for sustainable development in global classrooms–local challenges

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Knowledge capabilities for sustainable development in global classrooms–local challenges
Author(s) Nordén, Birgitta ; Anderberg, Elsie
Date 2011
English abstract
The Young Masters Programme provides young people around the world with a net–based global–local learning environment for sustainable development. The present study investigates certain aspects of the implementation of this programme in the secondary schools of a Swedish municipality, in the context of the Lund Calling project. The research focuses on critical abilities to act globally, referred to as “knowledge capabilities”, and how they relate to the implementation process of initiating global learning for sustainable development (GLSD). A phenomenographic approach and semi–structured interviews were used in the investigation of the experiences of secondary school pupils, teachers and headmasters who participated in the project. Participants’ experiences of the changes carried out are described in relation to examples of knowledge capabilities needed for GLSD. Critical knowledge capabilities found to have been developed through the implementation were: to take command, and to collaborate. Critical knowledge capabilities perceived as necessary, but not developed through the programme were: to be prepared, to act in a transdisciplinary manner, and to lead for a holistic understanding.
Link http://www.oru.se/Extern/Forskning/Forskningsmiljoer/HumUS/Utbildning_och_Demokrati/Tidskriften/2011/Knowledge%20capabilities%20for%20sustainable%20development%20in%20local%20classrooms%20-%20local%20challenges.pdf (external link to publication)
Publisher Örebro University
Host/Issue Utbildning & Demokrati;1
Volume 20
ISSN 1102-6472
Pages 35-58
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) phenomenography
global classroom
global learning
sustainable development
critical knowledge capabilities
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14452 (link to this page)

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