EDU Forum: Environment and Sustainability in Educational Research

EDU Forum picture, a hand on a tree
Environmental and sustainability themes are now-a-days established as content of education. In an era of environmental crises, education has a specific role to support the construction of an environmentally responsible worldview and active environmental agency for learners of different ages. However, complex themes and feelings of environmental concern and anxiety that are becoming common among learners challenge the traditions and expertise of education. Therefore, environmental and sustainability education are relevant areas of research and development.

What kind of research on environment and sustainability is being conducted at the Faculty of Education and Culture at the Tampere University? In this two-hour webinar, researchers will present their ongoing research projects and we will discuss how educational research can respond to the environmental crisis and best support building a sustainable future.



14:15-14:25 University Lecturer Essi Aarnio-Linnavuori (EDU): Welcome 

14:25-14:45 Professor Kirsi Pauliina Kallio (EDU), University Lecturer Markus Laine (MAB) & University Lecturer Jonathon Taylor (BEN): Developing Sustainable Urban Pedagogies through Transdisciplinary Education 

14:45-14.55 Doctoral Researcher Pasi Takkinen (EDU): Comment 

14:55-15:10 Discussion

15:10-15:30 Doctoral Researcher Johanna Kallio (EDU): Ecological Self-Cultivation as Critical Practice 

15:30-15:40 Doctoral Researcher Anette Mansikka-aho (EDU): Comment 

15:40-15:55 Discussion

15.55-16:00 Essi Aarnio-Linnavuori: Closing remarks


The webinar is open to everyone and there is no registration. The event is bilingual (Finnish-English) and there is simultane interpreting. Join in Zoom. (M eeting ID: 665 0692 6267, Passcode: Edufoorumi)




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Anneli Lehtisalo, anneli.lehtisalo@tuni.fi