Welcome to the Swedish national Graduate school in Education and Sustainable Development

In early May, 2009 the Graduate school in Education and Sustainable Development (GRESD) started to provide post-graduate education to more than 15 PhD students from different disciplines on issues ‘ relating to education and sustainable development. 

It is the first of its kind in Sweden and represents a cooperation among eight Swedish universities that specialize on research on education and sustainable development (ESD). The hope is that GRESD will produce a basis for Swedish research to become one of the largest ESD research environments in the world. 

The research school has since its opening organized cross-disciplinary courses led by professors with different institutional and disciplinary affiliations.

The research school aims at creating a creative environment for research on ESD. Further, by involving a number of international partner institutions the scope of Swedish research on ESD to be broadened and Swedish research is to be embedded into the international research community. In this regard, international guest professors and the international advisory board play a key role in providing GRESD graduates with an international outlook on ESD and ESD research.

 
If you are interested in education and sustainable development, do not hesitate to contact us for further information and cooperation!

Stefan Bengtsson
Acting scientific leader and coordinator
stefan.bengtsson@edu.uu.se

Leif Östman
Scientific leader
leif.ostman@edu.uu.se

Publications

Anderberg, E., Nordén, B., & Hansson, B. (2009). Global learning for sustainable development in higher education: recent trends and critique. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 10(4), 368–378.

Caiman, C. (2015). Naturvetenskap i tillblivelse : Barns meningsskapande kring biologisk mångfald och en hållbar framtid. Stockholm: Institutionen för matematikämnets och naturvetenskapsämnenas didaktik, Stockholms universitet.

Caiman, C., & Lundegård, I. (2013). Pre-school childrens agency in learning for sustainable development. Environmental Education Research.

Ignell, C., Davies, P., & Lundholm, C. (2013). Swedish Upper Secondary School Students’ Conceptions of Negative Environmental Impact and Pricing. Sustainability, 5(3), 982–996.

McCormick-Brennan, K., E, M., & Nordén, B. (2005). Education for Sustainable Development and the Young Masters Program. Journal of Cleaner Production, 13(10-11), 1107–1112.

Nordén, B. (2008). The emergence of regional learning for viable sustainable development: changing teaching for the globally extended classroom. The Oculus U21.

Nordén, B., & Anderberg, E. (2011). Knowledge capabilities for sustainable development in global classrooms–local challenges. Utbildning & Demokrati, 20(1), 35–58.

Nordén, B., & Anderberg, E. (2012). Sustainable Development through Global Learning and Teaching. In C. N. Madu & C. Kuei (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability Management (pp. 379–401). London: Imperial College Press.

Nordén, B., Avery, H., & Anderberg, E. (2012). Learning in global settings: developing transitions for meaning-making. Research in Comparative and International Education, 7(4), 514–529.

Ottander, K., & Ekborg, M. (2010). Students’ discussion in sustainable development : based on their own ecological footprint. In Socio-cultural and Human Values in Science and Technology Education : IRI UL, Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana.

Stagell, U., Almers, E., Askerlund, P., & Apelqvist, M. (2014). What Kind of Actions are Appropriate? Eco-School Teachers’ and Instructors' Ranking of Sustainability- Promoting Actions as Content in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 4(2), 97–113.

Storfors, T. (2014). Hur bildad är jag? : Om att balansera vetenskaplig grundoch beprövad erfarenhet i en forskningscirkel. In Forskningscirkeln - en möteplats för samproduktion : (pp. 27–43). Mälardalen University.

Sund, L., & Öhman, J. (2011). Cosmopolitan perspectives on education and sustainable development: Between universal ideals and particular values. Utbildning & Demokrati, 20(1), 13–34.

Sund, L., & Öhman, J. (2014). On the need to repoliticise environmental and sustainability education : rethinking the post-political consensus. Environmental Education Research, 20(5), 639–659.