How do I cope with the demands of a modern (un)sustainable life? Can I really contribute to solving the climate crisis? How can we responsibly initiate innovation to address matters of concern, when we all think so differently?
These questions, posed by some university students within my courses, are one example of the dilemmas we as young or less-young learners are confronted with. My ambition is to explore educational and learning approaches that empower learners to respond to this type of questions and to todays sustainability challenges.
By drawing from the dilemmas people face and from the ecological needs of the earth, my research focuses on innovative educational design, pedagogies of care, and deep learning processes that enable learners to be responsible agents in our complex world. My research studies are located in the context of (higher) education, community setting or society at large, and often at their crossroads.