Open Conversations on the Potential for New Teaching on Sustainability at Campus Gotland

3-6 February 2020

In acknowledging the complexity of our world, what kinds of flexible and responsive pedagogies could support and encourage our collective capacity to address sustainability challenges? How can education be organized differently?

The ESD Learning Lab, together with the Zennström Climate Change Leadership Initiative, invite researchers, lecturers, and students on Campus Gotland to a series of workshops and discussions to address these questions!

These workshops aim to build knowledge about how existing courses and programs may be developed to meet present and future sustainability challenges, map out existing competencies and capacities on campus, and also brainstorm what new courses and teaching methods may potentially contribute to Campus Gotland education. During a total of six sessions over four days, we will explore a number of approaches to ESD and discuss how these might be developed in the Gotland context.

Open Conversations Workshop Series is facilitated by Keri Facer, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Susanna Barrineau, Project coordinator, SWEDESD - Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Iann Lundegård, Project manager, SWEDESD, and Shepherd Urenje, Project coordinator, SWEDESD.

Register your interest!


February 3 (for staff and students)

09:30-11:30 | 13:30-15:30 Try out different pedagogical practices. Preliminary topics are decolonizing the curricula, futures approaches, and interdisciplinarity. Two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions. Choose one or more workshops to attend.

February 4 (for students only)

09:30-11:30 What are the gaps in your education related to sustainability? 
13:30-15:30 What are the needs of secondary school students coming to university?

February 5 (for staff only)

09:30-11:30 Working with existing courses: locating gaps and room for change.

(Public event)

14:30-16:30 Sustainability Talks with Keri Facer  'Learning to live with a lively planet (2) What does climate change mean for intergenerational relations on Gotland?’ Maltfabriken, Campus Gotland Restaurant

February 6 (for staff only)

09:30-11:30 New idea brainstorming. Developing undergraduate, master, and PhD education on campus. 
13:30-15:30 New idea brainstorming. Developing undergraduate, master, and PhD education on campus.


Keri Facer
Susanna Barrineau
Iann Lundegård
Shepherd Urenje