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Berglund, T. & Gericke, N. (2018). Exploring the Role of the Economy in Young Adults’ Understanding of Sustainable Development. Sustainability, 10(8), 1-17, Article ID 2738.
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2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 8, p. 1-17, article id 2738Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Theeconomicdimensionisoneofthecentralperspectivesinbothsustainabledevelopment and education for sustainable development. The role of the economy in sustainable development has been discussed extensively over the years and different views exist about how economic activities affect other sustainability dimensions. How young people view the relationships among economic perspectives and sustainable development seems to be an underemphasized perspective in sustainability education and underexplored in the field of sustainability education research. This study uses cluster analysis, which is an explorative approach, to identify and analyze young peoples’viewsoftherelationshipsbetweeneconomicgrowth,economicdevelopmentandsustainable development. Six hundred and thirty eight students (age 18–19) from 15 schools across Sweden responded to a questionnaire probing (1) views on these relationships, and (2) their environmental consciousness. Four clusters of students differing in their views on the economy in sustainable development were identified in the analysis: un-differentiating positive, nuanced ambivalent, two-way convinced, and critical. Further analysis indicated that some groups differed in their perception of the environmental dimension of sustainable development. Implications of these findings are discussed from the perspective of education for sustainable development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2018
Keywords
economy; environment; economic growth; economic development; sustainable development; holistic; education
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68837 (URN)10.3390/su10082738 (DOI)000446767700154 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, B0589701
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2018-11-23Bibliographically approved
Gericke, N., Boeve-de Pauw, J., Berglund, T. & Olsson, D. (2018). The Sustainability Consciousness Questionnaire: The theoretical development and empirical validation of an evaluation instrument for stakeholders working with sustainable development. Sustainable Development
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2018 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this paper, the concept of sustainability consciousness, an individual's experience and awareness of sustainable development, is introduced. Based on UNESCO's definition of sustainable development, a sustainability consciousness questionnaire (SCQ) is theoretically and empirically developed. Using the data of 638 respondents from Sweden aged 18-19 years old, the scale is developed in two versions. The long version (SCQ-L) can be used to measure individuals' environmental, social and economic knowingness, attitudes and behaviour (nine valid and reliable subscales), in addition to the second order constructs of sustainability knowingness, sustainability attitudes and sustainability behaviour, as well as the third order construct, sustainability consciousness. For the short version (SCQ-S) 27 items were identified that can be used to measure the second and third order constructs. Both versions of the scale present excellent psychometric quality. Possible applications of the questionnaire instruments in the context of evaluation of sustainability policies, practices and stakeholder engagement are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, N. J., USA: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2018
Keywords
Empirical validation of the sustainability consciousness questionnaire, Questionnaire instrument, Stakeholder engagement, Sustainability Consciousness, Sustainable development, Sustainable development policy, Theoretical development of the construct of sustainability consciousness
National Category
Environmental Sciences Biological Sciences
Research subject
Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69078 (URN)10.1002/sd.1859 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050470816 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 721‐2011‐5897, B0589701
Available from: 2018-09-05 Created: 2018-09-05 Last updated: 2018-11-01Bibliographically approved
Berglund, T. & Gericke, N. (2016). An explorative study of student understandings of the relationships between the environment and the economy. In: : . Paper presented at The 11th ERIDOB (European Researchers In Didactics Of Biology) – conference, 5th – 9th of September 2016, Karlstad, Sweden..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An explorative study of student understandings of the relationships between the environment and the economy
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65157 (URN)
Conference
The 11th ERIDOB (European Researchers In Didactics Of Biology) – conference, 5th – 9th of September 2016, Karlstad, Sweden.
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Berglund, T. & Gericke, N. (2016). Exploring studentunderstandings of economic perspectives in sustainable development. In: : . Paper presented at The ECER (European Conference on Educational Research)conference held by EERA (European Educational Research Association) in Dublin, Ireland, 22-26 August, 2016.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65161 (URN)
Conference
The ECER (European Conference on Educational Research)conference held by EERA (European Educational Research Association) in Dublin, Ireland, 22-26 August, 2016
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Berglund, T. & Gericke, N. (2016). Separated and integrated perspectives on environmental, economic, and social dimensions: an investigation of student views on sustainable development. Environmental Education Research, 22(8), 1115-1138
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2016 (English)In: Environmental Education Research, ISSN 1350-4622, E-ISSN 1469-5871, Vol. 22, no 8, p. 1115-1138Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The sustainable development (SD) concept is based on the idea that economic and social development should be linked to the environment. However, controversies about various associated issues often arise due to the differences in protagonists’ viewpoints, depending partly on whether they focus mainly on environmental, economic, or social dimensions and partly on ideological stances related (for instance) to the optimal ways of promoting economic growth and social justice. This study investigates views of 638 Swedish upper secondary students who responded to a questionnaire probing their views of SD from two perspectives. In the first, the dimensions were separately introduced, so the respondents only had to consider one dimension at a time. In the second, the dimensions were introduced in an integrated fashion, so the respondents had to consider effects related to all three dimensions. The results strongly indicate that the students’ views and priorities concerning the dimensions depend on both the perspective and the context. Implications for teaching and learning are discussed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
sustainable development, education for sustainable development, dimensions of sustainable development, holistic understanding, students’ conceptions, decision-making
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42364 (URN)10.1080/13504622.2015.1063589 (DOI)000387141700003 ()2-s2.0-84938631442 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
Boeve-de Pauw, J., Gericke, N., Olsson, D. & Berglund, T. (2016). The effectiveness of education for sustainable development: Pluralism and holism in the classroom. Oral presentation within the international symposium "Environmental literacy" grounded in theory and approved in environmental / sustainability education practice. In: : . Paper presented at The 11th ERIDOB (European Researchers In Didactics Of Biology) conference, 5th – 9th of September 2016, Karlstad, Sweden..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effectiveness of education for sustainable development: Pluralism and holism in the classroom. Oral presentation within the international symposium "Environmental literacy" grounded in theory and approved in environmental / sustainability education practice
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65158 (URN)
Conference
The 11th ERIDOB (European Researchers In Didactics Of Biology) conference, 5th – 9th of September 2016, Karlstad, Sweden.
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Boeve-de Pauw, J., Gericke, N., Olsson, D. & Berglund, T. (2016). The effectiveness ofeducation for sustainable development. In: : . Paper presented at Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies - the annual AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting in Washington DC, 8-12 of April 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effectiveness ofeducation for sustainable development
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65164 (URN)
Conference
Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies - the annual AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting in Washington DC, 8-12 of April 2016
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Gericke, N., Olsson, D. & Berglund, T. (2015). An Evaluation-study of the ESD-implementation in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 8th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in Gothenburg, June 29th – 2nd July..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Evaluation-study of the ESD-implementation in Sweden
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Research subject
Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65167 (URN)
Conference
The 8th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in Gothenburg, June 29th – 2nd July.
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-08-09Bibliographically approved
Gericke, N., Olsson, D., Berglund, T., Uitto, A., Saloranta, S., Boeve-de Pauw, J., . . . Goldman, D. (2015). An investigation of ESD-implementation in Swedish schools by assessing students’ sustainability consciousness. In: : . Paper presented at The 11th ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) conference in Helsinki: Symposium "How effective is education for sustainable development in the context of formaleducation?" Finland, 31st August – 4th September.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65169 (URN)
Conference
The 11th ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) conference in Helsinki: Symposium "How effective is education for sustainable development in the context of formaleducation?" Finland, 31st August – 4th September
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Gericke, N., Olsson, D. & Berglund, T. (2015). Investigating the effect of ESD-implementation in the Swedish school system by assessingstudents’ sustainability consciousness. In: : . Paper presented at The Education for Sustainable Development Conference "Pathways to the Future", Estonia, Tallinn, April, 22nd-24th April.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigating the effect of ESD-implementation in the Swedish school system by assessingstudents’ sustainability consciousness
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65165 (URN)
Conference
The Education for Sustainable Development Conference "Pathways to the Future", Estonia, Tallinn, April, 22nd-24th April
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5446-7349

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