Co-Conveners: Miri Lavi-Neeman, Arava Institute and Orit Ben Zvi Assaraf, BGU
As communities around the world face an increasing risk of extreme weather events, amplified by rapidly growing population, new waves of migration, urbanization, new poverties, and the rise of new forms of climate justice movements-- environmental education in and outside school settings face new challenges.
What are appropriate and needed educational responses to these rapidly
changing conditions? What pedagogies, questions and new forms of knowledge and
learning should be advanced and raised in order to produce citizens who can
cope with such challenging processes? And finally, what new type of research
tools and methodologies emerge to develop and teach us about them.
This Session seek to explore and promote these questions as they are
addressed by scholars from around the world at local, regional, or global
We seek work in progress of final papers dealing with new understandings
of environmental education, or with old practices and themes reframed in the
context of the current context of the environmental crisis.
We encourage studies of different ways of coping with these challenges
in educational framework such as: the introduction of the food water and energy
nexus into the world of education, studies of the different ways communities
experience climate challenges whether they are indigenous, particularly
vulnerable, urban or rural, new studies of environmental science education, and
finally political education or education for climate justice. Engagement with
diverse schools of thought, and with variety of communities, analysis of case
studies of educational practices or theoretical papers are welcome
The session may be divided to more than one, and clustered around
particular shared interest in accordance with proposals. In order to provide a
forum for constructive discussion of research, theory and practice,
presentations should be scholarly, analytical and critical, though they may
offer possible applicable implications for science and environmental education
The session’s primary international audiences are those working in or
with the broad fields of education and educational research, as well as environmental
studies, and relevant interdisciplinary aspects.