NEWS: Call for papers


Call for papers: Transformative Learning, Teaching and Action in the Most Challenging Times


Submission Deadlines

30 April 2021 Abstract

30 September 2021 Manuscript


Excerpt from call: "Not all change is transformational, since transformation of humans and their societies involves complex processes, including changes at personal, organizational, institutional, cultural, and even systems levels. Sustainability-oriented transformation relates to ethics, ontology, epistemology and praxis, and asks for value and worldview deliberations, personal and collective commitments, as well as collaborative and interdisciplinary (even transdisciplinary) reinventions of understanding and practice. Higher education institutions surely have a crucial role and a great opportunity to develop theories and methods for how to motivate and involve students, managers, lecturers, researchers, and stakeholders outside academia, in the re-creation of spaces, thoughts and power relations for a more sustainable future. This Research Topic is interested in sustainability-related transformative learning, transformative teaching and transformative actions (or practices) in the field of higher education. We aim to bring together the most current theories and empirical studies (including evaluations) on transformative approaches in sustainability education from a broad higher education context. Especially, we want to promote papers that present alternative, innovative and critical ideas about how sustainability could become more than pretty words and unreachable aims in policy documents and strategies, but really make a difference at both personal and societal levels."


Keywords: sustainability education, transformative learning, transformative teaching, transformative action, SDGs, sustainable development, critical thinking, critical appraisal, critical reasoning, cultural assumptions, higher education


ACUSAfrica contributor Dina Zoe Belluigi is an editor on this special issue. You are welcome to reach out to her with questions.


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