PhD defence

Ecovillages as spaces of place-based transformative learning

PhD candidate Siri SR (Siri) Pisters MSc
Promotor AEJ (Arjen) Wals
External copromotor Hilkka Vihinen & Elisabete Figueiredo
Organisation Wageningen University, Education and Learning Sciences

Mon 31 October 2022 01:30 to 03:00

Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium


This thesis looks at how people who are currently living in so called 'ecovillages',
have learned their way into a lifestyle that is often quite radically different from
modern day lifestyles. In doing so, this research aims to better understand what a
proces of change, from our current unsustainable lifestyles towards more sustainable forms of living, requires from people. Why are people inclined towards change? How do they cope with change? And how do changes in the 'inner' or personal, relateto changes in behaviour, lifestyle and relationships.