After a consistent start in communication, in event agencies the first responsibilities taken in a large company allowed me to evolve towards higher responsibility position Today experienced in project management, with its corollaries of human, budgetary management, working in deadlines my profile has been expanded toward the international experience in representation and negotiations with large institutions These skills were asserted in a resolute sensitivity to environment protection
Antonella Bachiorri is a Biologist, PhD in Ecology and Master in Education for Sustainability. She teaches “Didactics of Biology and Environmental Education” and “Sustainable Development” at the University of Parma (Italy) where coordinates an interdisciplinary laboratory for research in education for sustainability (CIREA) at the Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. At the University of Parma she contributes to the University Center for Bioethics and to the interdisciplinary group “Ateneo sostenibile” who is working to support a sustainable university. She is also member of different scientific committees and Editorial Boards of national and international Journals in the field of Education for Sustainability and has been involved in many national and international projects and initiatives. She has written several articles in the field of education for sustainability in specialized journals and some books for teachers of different school level. Her academic interests cover education for sustainability in different contexts with a special focus on whole-school approaches (included sustainable universities), teachers’ training (especially on the development of teaching competences for sustainability), teaching/learning processes, environmental ethics and participative methodologies.
She has a PhD in Sciences. Full Professor in Sciences Education at Aix-Marseille University, Institute of technology of Environment (France), Vice-president Aix-Marseille University. Her research topics are Relationship between education and territories, Environmental education, Education for sustainable education, Heritage education, Citizenship education, Knowledge transmission and rural development. She has several international projects in process in Morocco, France-Québec, South America and Lebanon on protected areas, landscapes, intercultural and innovation.
Professor John Bavor, Western Sydney University School of Science, has wide experience in utilisation of ecotechnology options for integrated water, watershed and wetland management solutions for sustainability. He has been Visiting Professor at UNSW School of Civil Engineering, as Project Director, Cooperative Research Centre for Waste Management and Pollution Control: Advanced Constructed Wetlands Technology. He recently was a member of the Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science and Technology's Collaborative program in Environmental Technologies industry mission to SE-Asia and China, and works with UNDP, UNESCO, FAO and WHO Programs. He is actively involved in watershed management and watershed assessment research. Projects have included Specialist, Design, Development and Commissioning of ecotechnology mitigation wetlands systems, providing elements of the original wetland habitats and flow/pollutant reduction in the Kam Tin Valley, Hong Kong. Professor Bavor has been an invited keynote speaker at International Environmental Symposia in Europe (UK, France and Austria), South America (Brazil), USA (Florida and Louisiana), Africa (Kenya), South East Asia (China), Middle East (Iran), (South-East Asia) Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Other research interests include solid waste management, bioremediation, stormwater management and groundwater resources protection. Collaborating international research and education links are established in Brazil, Africa, China, Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, India, Mongolia and other developing countries. Professor Bavor is a foundation Member and Regional Coordinator Asia-Pacific of the International Water Association - Use of Macrophytes in Water Pollution Control Group. His IWA Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination area includes Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Rep. Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
Simon Fraser University
Sean is a professor of education at Simon Fraser University. He guided is first canoe trip when he was 14 and has been an outdoor, environmental, experiential educator ever since. His current research involves working with 3 K-7 public schools in BC that are focused on ecologizing everything related to curriculum, pedagogy, and governance. His latest book is Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene.
Antioch University New England, Department of Education
Paul Bocko teaches in the Experienced Educator and Integrated Learning (teacher licensure) programs at Antioch University New England (USA). Courses: Real World Sustainability, Place-based Education, Place-based Teaching & Learning, Building Inclusive Learning Communities, and Principles of Sustainability. Research and special interests include sustainability education, place-based education, sociocultural theory, reconstructionism, and problem-based learning. His dissertation research is a case study of a 5th / 6th grade teacher and how she uses problem-based learning as an instructional strategy to develop sustainability consciousness.
Boeve-de Pauw Jelle
University of Antwerp & KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts
I am a biologist turned educational scientist. I have done work both in the formal and non-formal education sector. My main fields of scholarly interest include educational effectiveness, enviromental psychology, didactics, environmental and sustainability education, urban education and teacher professional development. I am always up for a walk in the wild.
Bogner Franz X.
After a regular study of Biology, Chemistry and Pedagogy, Franz X. Bogner completed his PhD in Neurobiology (Univ of Regensburg) and enjoyed a subsequent two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). His follow-up Habilitation at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-University (Munich) was the basis for his appointment to full professorship at the universities of Ludwigsburg (1997) and Bayreuth (2004). At the latter, he is leading the Department of Biology Education, the Z-MNU (Centre of Math & Science Education) as well as the Genetics Outreach Lab. In parallel, he acts as chief examiner of all teacher education programmes of his university. Extramurally, at the University of Arizona he is Affiliate Research Scientist (Earth Education Research & Evaluation, College of Education) as well as Guest Professor at the UCPEJV in Havana/Cuba. Additionally, he served as external examiner of various European universities (Antwerp/Belgium, Lyon/France, Aegean/Greece, Eindhoven/Netherlands, Stockholm/Sweden). Within scientific associations, he is leading special interest groups in the German Ecological Society (EE) as well as in the ERIDOB (ESD). Visiting adobes included the Cambridge University (Homerton College/UK), the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot/IL) and the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA). His research profile focuses on EE/ESD as well as on Science Education. In the first, his research concentrated on quantitative measures and on outreach assessment. His environmental values instrument (2-MEV) is now available in 33 languages and, what is more, has been repeatedly confirmed from different research angles by five independent research teams all over the world. With an h-index of 40 (i10 >110), his best cited paper outnumbers >600. In terms of outreach assessment, under his supervision more than 30 PhD studies covering many syllabi contents have been completed.
Judy Braus has been actively involved in national and international environmental education efforts for almost three decades. She is currently the Executive Director of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental literacy and civic engagement to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all. Prior to NAAEE, she successfully managed the education and outreach departments at three national and international conservation organizations: the National Audubon Society, World Wildlife Fund, and the National Wildlife Federation. She was also the manager of environmental education programming at the U.S. Peace Corps. She has led many international environmental education projects, facilitated leadership workshops and conferences and keynotes in dozens of countries, been the chief editor of several successful national publishing efforts focused on environmental education, and published in numerous nationally recognized periodicals and books. Her areas of expertise include environmental education, project management and strategic planning, leadership training and facilitation, conservation planning, writing and publishing, curriculum and web development, and fundraising. Throughout her career, has Judy focused on using the power of education to help communities restore and protect the environment. She is passionate about creating a more equitable and inclusive environmental movement and strengthening NAAEE so that it can help empower individuals and organizations to work together to increase their collective impact and create societal change.
Ph.D (Air Pollution), University of Hertfordshire (UK). Dean at Faculty of Environment Department of Environmental Science, Kasetsart University (Thailand). Permanent member of the Council of Science and Technology Professionals. The most recent research projects are in the field of air pollution monitoring and air quality management (Improvement of indoor air quality due to biomass burning, Monitoring of Microclimate and Air Pollutants in Thailand, Influences of Air Pollutants on Urban Microclimate Conditions in Thailand).
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Education, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Julie is Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Although officially retired end 2016, she continues to write and research as a retirement ‘hobby’. She is recognized as a world leader in early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS) with around 100 publications. She sole-edited the first textbook related to young children’s learning and EfS aimed at early childhood initial teacher education, also translated into Korean and Chinese. Julie initiated the Transnational Dialogues in Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability in 2010 that will have its 5th international meeting in 2020. She co-edited the first international research text on ECEfS (2014) to problematize ECEfS theory and practice, also translated into Korean, with the second volume to be published in 2020. She also has a long-standing interest in embedding EfS into teacher education.
M. UMUT DİLSİZ has been working the Education of Sustainable Development for Unesco program since 2015 in TURKEY. He has also been a lot of projects in the Young Reporters For the Environment and Global Schools Program for Sustainable development goals some in international organisations. He has great experience in environment and sustainability as well as project management in research, education and social related projects. Currently M. UMUT DİLSİZ is President of the Sustainable Development Program at the Izmir City Council.
Charles University Environment Centre
Jana Dlouhá (Charles University Environment Centre) is researcher and university teacher with environmental science and philosophy of education background. She strives to induce transformation processes towards sustainability in education – as a founder of the peer reviewed journal (Envigogika), initiator of teaching with open education resources (Enviwiki, VCSEwiki), and establisher the Regional Centre of Expertise Czechia. She is vice-chairman of the Czech Commission for UNESCO and member of other international cooperation networks (active in the COPERNICUS Alliance advisory board, and working groups within UNECE and UNESCO).
She leads the area of Initiatives for the New Economy at Fundación Moisés Bertoni, and NGO in Paraguay where she focuses in the design and implementation of innovative educational projects to advance young girls education ranging from: renewable energy, STEM, conservation, and sustainability, to initiatives that focus on triple bottom line providing economic, social and environmental value. She collaborates closely with the government, the private sector and international organizations such us the World Bank, the IDB Group in areas like: social environmental justice, territory development, biodiversity, women economic empowerment and many others. In 2019, she was recognized by the President of the Paraguay, Mario Abdo, as a young women for her initiative in the agro sector in the contest Impulsando a la Juventud Agraria Emprendedora. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of East Tennessee State University, a Bachelor in International Studies from Old Dominion University in Virginia, United States, and a Certificate in Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation from Queensland University in Australia.
I have Ph.D. in zoology and member of the faculty of science department at Kibbutzim College of Education, technology and the arts, Tel Aviv, Israel. I teach a variety of courses for undergraduate and master's degrees in the areas of environment and sustainability. I have been leading environmental education programs in Israel for more than twenty years and taught in elementary schools from 2004. Recently, I research interests include studies of sustainability, self-efficacy for teaching sustainability, and sustainability and multiculturalism.
He is an environmental education expert, speaker, author and trainer on the themes of nature, education, the climate crisis and ecological transition. He is co-director and co-founder of the Réseau Ecole et Nature (REN), co-chairman and co-founder of the French Collective for Environmental Education towards Sustainable Development (CFEEDD), co-organizer and co-founder of ’Espace National de Concertation’ (ENC) for EESD and member of the Conseil National de la Transition Ecologique (CNTE). Environmental educator since the late 1970s in the voluntary sector, he participated in the creation and Rouletaboule Ricochets and various books. Since 2000 he looks after the political coordination of the ‘Assises’ (Conventions) of the EESD. In 2003 he was awarded the National Order of Merit in 2003.
Niklas Gericke has a position as professor in Science Education and is appointed Director for the Research Centre SMEER (http://www.kau.se/en/smeer) at Karlstad University, Sweden. He is also a visiting professor at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. He earned his PhD in 2009 within the field of Biology Education. He has nine years of teaching experience from secondary school, and 17 years of teaching experience at University level in Education and Science. After his dissertation he has developed teacher education as a Senior Director at Teacher Education Office and was elected member at the Faculty Board of Teacher Education. His main research interests are biology education and sustainability education. Much of his work relates to how disciplinary knowledge is transformed into school knowledge and what impact these transformations have on teachers’ work and students’ understanding. Areas of research include textbook research, design research, implementation research and effect studies. Niklas has published internationally within all these fields of research. He has run several larger externally funded projects, and arranged large international conferences. Niklas is enlisted as a reviewer in many international research journals. He is a member of the board of the Academic Committee of European Researchers In Didactics Of Biology (ERIDOB) as well elected research fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in London, UK.
Daphne Goldman is Professor of Environmental and Science Education in the Faculty of Education, Beit Berl College. She has a PhD in environmental biochemical toxicology from The Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Daphne's research interests in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) focus on exploring the influence of educational interventions on the development of environmental literacy and environmental citizenship in formal and non-formal settings, addressing diverse target populations (HE, student teachers, teacher educators, teachers, youth); pedagogical approaches that enable meaningful ESE; promoting ESE in multicultural settings; environmental education policy in Israel. Daphne's research interest is strongly linked to her professinal practice as a teacher educator. She is passionate about advancing the status of ESE in educational policy especially in the context of teacher training. She sat on the Environmental Sciences Committee of the Ministry of Education, sat on the national Committee for Accreditation of Green Campuses as representative of colleges and is co-founder of the Annual National Conference on Environmental Education. She devotes significant time to advancing ESE and sustainability at her college. Reflecting her interest in environmental citizenship, Daphne is Israeli representative of ENEC (European Network for Environmental Citizenship).Daphne Goldman is Professor of Environmental and Science Education in the Faculty of Education, Beit Berl College. She has a PhD in environmental biochemical toxicology from The Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Daphne's research interests in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) focus on exploring the influence of educational interventions on the development of environmental literacy and environmental citizenship in formal and non-formal settings, addressing diverse target populations (HE, student teachers, teacher educators, teachers, youth); pedagogical approaches that enable meaningful ESE; promoting ESE in multicultural settings; environmental education policy in Israel. Daphne's research interest is strongly linked to her professinal practice as a teacher educator. She is passionate about advancing the status of ESE in educational policy especially in the context of teacher training. She sat on the Environmental Sciences Committee of the Ministry of Education, sat on the national Committee for Accreditation of Green Campuses as representative of colleges and is co-founder of the Annual National Conference on Environmental Education. She devotes significant time to advancing ESE and sustainability at her college. Reflecting her interest in environmental citizenship, Daphne is Israeli representative of ENEC (European Network for Environmental Citizenship).Daphne Goldman is Professor of Environmental and Science Education in the Faculty of Education, Beit Berl College. She has a PhD in environmental biochemical toxicology from The Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Daphne's research interests in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) focus on exploring the influence of educational interventions on the development of environmental literacy and environmental citizenship in formal and non-formal settings, addressing diverse target populations (HE, student teachers, teacher educators, teachers, youth); pedagogical approaches that enable meaningful ESE; promoting ESE in multicultural settings; environmental education policy in Israel. Daphne's research interest is strongly linked to her professinal practice as a teacher educator. She is passionate about advancing the status of ESE in educational policy especially in the context of teacher training. She sat on the Environmental Sciences Committee of the Ministry of Education, sat on the national Committee for Accreditation of Green Campuses as representative of colleges and is co-founder of the Annual National Conference on Environmental Education. She devotes significant time to advancing ESE and sustainability at her college. Reflecting her interest in environmental citizenship, Daphne is Israeli representative of ENEC (European Network for Environmental Citizenship).Daphne Goldman is Professor of Environmental and Science Education in the Faculty of Education, Beit Berl College. She has a PhD in environmental biochemical toxicology from The Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Daphne's research interests in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) focus on exploring the influence of educational interventions on the development of environmental literacy and environmental citizenship in formal and non-formal settings, addressing diverse target populations (HE, student teachers, teacher educators, teachers, youth); pedagogical approaches that enable meaningful ESE; promoting ESE in multicultural settings; environmental education policy in Israel. Daphne's research interest is strongly linked to her professinal practice as a teacher educator. She is passionate about advancing the status of ESE in educational policy especially in the context of teacher training. She sat on the Environmental Sciences Committee of the Ministry of Education, sat on the national Committee for Accreditation of Green Campuses as representative of colleges and is co-founder of the Annual National Conference on Environmental Education. She devotes significant time to advancing ESE and sustainability at her college. Reflecting her interest in environmental citizenship, Daphne is Israeli representative of ENEC (European Network for Environmental Citizenship).
Gonzalez-Gaudiano Edgar J.
EDGAR J. GONZALEZ-GAUDIANO is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Researches in Education, at the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. He has written more than twenty books and a hundred articles in specialized journals. He is a Latin American liaison person and former president of the National Academy of Environmental Education, and is a member of the National System of Researchers, the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Mexican Council of Educational Research.
Hadjichambis Andreas Ch.
European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC) - Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CYCERE)
Dr Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis is the Chair of the European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC). He is the Scientific Director of the Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CYCERE) and Biology Advisor in the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. Hadjichambis is also a Researcher in the Cyprus University of Technology, Coordinator of the Cyprus Biology Curriculum and Coordinator of Environmental Education Programs. He has taught Science Education (Biology) and Environmental Education from the primary education until the University level as well as in teachers professional development programs. He participated in many European research projects and is the co-author of the biology books in Cyprus secondary education. Hadjichambis is the Chair of the Biological Society of Cyprus and his work has received many awards.
ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS), Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab)
Research areas (selection)
- Collective decision-making and problem-solving processes, social interaction in groups
- Environmental communication and campaigns, environmental education, individual environmental and consumer behaviour
- Transdisciplinarity and sustainability learning
- University education in the context of sustainable development
Peter Higgins is Professor of Outdoor and Environmental Education at the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh and teaches academic and practical elements of these fields. This is the only Personal Chair in this field in Europe, awarded by the University for achievements in both student learning and research. Peter’s early career was as an environmental scientist and freshwater and fisheries biologist, before training as a teacher and working in outdoor education in the UK and overseas, and holds a wide range of high-level teaching qualifications in outdoor activities. From 2012-17 he was a Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with specific responsibilities for enhancing the student learning experience. Peter is a member of a number of national and international panels and advisory groups on outdoor environmental and sustainability education including several European Union and supported educational projects. He has also acted in advisory capacity to Ministers and Members of Parliament (Scotland, UK and European Union), the Department for Education and Skills (UK Government) and the Scottish Government on outdoor education, environmental education, sustainable development education, access to the countryside and related environmental issues, and has given evidence to several Parliamentary Committees. He continues to act as an adviser to Scotland’s Depute First Minister on Learning for Sustainability and related issues. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an honorary ‘Distinguished Professor’ at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, a member of UK Commission for UNESCO Expert Register, and an Expert Advisor to the Asia-Pacific ESD Network and the China Nature Education Network. His contributions were recognised with the 2018 Chancellor’s Award – the University’s highest award for teaching.
He is a Professor in Faculty of Education of Beijing Normal University (BNU). He has being engaged in the research on smart learning environment, artificial intelligence in education, educational technology as well as knowledge engineering. He received ‘Chang Jiang Scholar’award in 2016, which is the highest academic award presented to an individual in higher education by the Ministry of Education of China. He serves as Co-Dean of Smart Learning Institute, Director of UNESCO International Rural Educational and Training Centre, and Director of China National Engineering Lab for Cyber learning Intelligent Technology. He is very active in academic organizations both at home and abroad.
Charles University Environment Centre
Laura Henderson (Charles University Environment Centre) has a background in education for sustainability, is a practicing art therapist for social change and LGBTQ activist, all of which informs her research on creative, critical, emancipatory education. Her school-based projects seek to empower young people to decolonize their imaginations, collaboratively envision, and actively build alternative, regenerative futures. She is a coordinator of the working group on research for the uMĚNÍM Platform for Creative Learning, a network of arts organisations aiming for transformation of formal education through arts integration.
Profession: professor of higher education at the National School of Mines and Energy of Rabat Morocco Director of Scientific Research and Cooperation. Specialty: energy engineering; - Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency.
Zdeňka Chocholoušková (RNDr., Mgr., Ph.D.) is a lecturer at Centre of Biology, Geosciences and Environmental Education at the UWB in Pilsen, specializing in environmental education, environmental protection and selected botanical disciplines (e. g. botanical system, pharmaceutical botany, plant ecology, indication botany). Her research work focuses on urban ecology, plant ecology, management of water ecosystems (macrophytes), and didactics of biology. She has authored over 100 scientific papers and publications. In her work for the National Pedagogical Institute, she is a regional coordinator of the support system for gifted and talented children in the Pilsen region. Her other activities include popularization of science and research in the field of rainwater management and implementation of educational and popularization environmental programs in the Educational garden modelling aquatic ecosystems in the Bolevec pond system in Pilsen. She also regularly leads botanical excursions, and gives presentations and lectures in the Czech Republic and abroad.
In charge of the environmental education unit of the Regional Academy Casablanca-Settat, and national environment coordinator of the NGO of Teachers of Life and Earth Morocco (AESVT Morocco). PHD in engineering and technology of education and training specialty environmental education. Her research focuses on EDD approaches, the training framework for teachers in EDD, and behavior change.
Bob Jickling has been an active practitioner, teaching courses in environmental philosophy; environmental, experiential, and outdoor education; and philosophy of education. He was the founding editor the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education and he co-chaired the 5th World Environmental Education Congress in Montreal. He has also received the North American Association of Environmental Education’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to: Research (2009) and Global Environmental Education (2001). His most recent book, written with the Crex Crex Collective, is Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene. As an Emeritus Professor, he has returned to his home in the Yukon where much of his inspiration is still derived from travelling in that landscape.
University of Arizona, College of Education
Bruce Johnson is Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Environmental Learning and Science Education the University of Arizona. Dr. Johnson has a PhD in Education Psychology with a minor in Science Education, an MS in Environmental Education, and a BS in Elementary Education. He was previously an elementary and middle school teacher in Arizona and New Mexico, director of outdoor schools in New Mexico and Australia, and co-owner/director of a wilderness adventure company. As International Program Coordinator for The Institute for Earth Education (IEE), Dr. Johnson oversees the development and implementation of earth education programs and leads sessions on earth education around the world.
Simon Jorgenson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Vermont (UVM). Previously, he worked as a classroom teacher and Instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, an international leader in wilderness education. Currently, he teaches courses in social studies, science, and sustainability education and serves as a field supervisor for pre-service teachers. In 2020 he co-designed UVM’s new Undergraduate Certificate Program in Place-Based Education. As a researcher, he is interested in the convergence between STEM and environmental education—past, present, and future. He is particularly interested in the role of STEM-based knowledge in driving sustainability transitions.
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Faculty of Environment
I have been working in the field of climate change education for several years, but mainly as an educator, not as a researcher. Presently I am a PhD student at the Masaryk University in Brno, the theme of my dissertation thesis (under the tutoring of Jan Činčera) is CCE in Czech schools.
Distinguished Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka holds a Tier 1 South African National Research Foundation Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways. She has served on numerous national and international research and policy programmes including as member of the UNESCO International Reference Group on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) and the UNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities and Global Universities Partnership for Environment and Sustainability (2004-current). Currently served as PI for the International Social Science Research Programme on ‘Transformative, Transgressive Learning in Times of Climate Change’, and is currently a Co-I for the international GCRF project on Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures. She was Scientific Chair of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in 2007, and she has been socio-scientific committee member and keynote speaker at a number of the WEEC since 2003. She is the former editor-in-chief of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education (2003-2016) former co-editor of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interactions. Recent publications include an edited Routledge book on ‘Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change’, a Springer book on ‘Sustainable Development and Schooling in Africa’ and a Routledge book on ‘Green Skills Research’. Her research interests include critical research methodologies, transformative environmental learning, agency, and education system transformation.
Cam Mackenzie is currently principal of the Amaroo Environmental Education Centre – Queensland, Australia and is Vice President of the Australian Association of Environmental Education (AAEE) and Treasurer of the Queensland Chapter of AAEE. He is also the immediate past President of the Darling Downs Environment Council and currently Treasurer. He has been involved in environmental education since 1980 and has been a principal advisor - environmental sustainability for the Department of Education in Queensland. He represented Australia on the Environment and Schools Initiative, a network of environmental educators based in Europe, and the Queensland representative on the National Environmental Education Council, National Environmental Education Network and Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative working group. Cam was a judge for the Queensland Premier’s Sustainability and Australian Banksia Foundation Environmental Awards. In 2011 he was awarded the Australia Day Medal for his service to environmental education in Queensland as well as Environmental Educator of the Year Award from the Australian Association for Environmental Education.
Professor Malone researches in urban ecologies, science and environmental education and childhood studies with a specific focus on children’s encounters of damaged urban landscapes. Her international research project Children in the Anthropocene engages with young children and their families in geographically diverse locations using posthuman ecological approaches and postqualitative research methodologies.
Betsan Martin’s research and policy analysis includes collaboration with academic partners, social and environmental organizations. A priority is for integrative policy across environmental, economic and social sciences as key to responsible climate futures. The publication of ResponsAbility: Law and Governance for Living Well With the Earth Is the culmination of research, engagement and collaboration, including with indigenous leaders and scholars. NZ Law Foundation grant for research on new law for freshwater and a Freshwater Commission confirmed in August 2019. Betsan’s work is local, regional and global. She is Director of the New Zealand based Response Trust, and collaborates with academics, policy-makers, and civil society organizations for policy, research and education. Betsan has community and organizational links with the Pacific region, with involvement in water and indigenous projects, research and UN events. Recent years have brought significant international engagement. Highlights include attending COP21 in Paris and the College de France Seminar ‘Taking Responsibility Seriously’ and the UN Small Islands Developing States Summit in Samoa 2014. Betsan gave papers at the Climate Chance Summit in Nantes (2016) and Agadir (2017), the International Law Seminar at the Islam University of Science, Malaysia (2017), and the Values and Education symposium, International University Islam Malaysia (2018); and with Professor Linda Te Aho at the Law ‘Right Use of the Earth’, law symposium at École Normale Supérieur, Paris. Betsan is involved with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and gave papers at two World Congresses. Betsan leadership roles include establishment of the UNU Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) in New Zealand, and being Président of the International Alliance for Responsible and Interdependent Societies. Betsan combines research and academic interests with organization leadership. Betsan’s PhD studies in ethics, responsibility and philosophy of education have evolved to include ecosystems science and sustainability.
Meira Cartea Pablo
Profesor Titular de Educación Ambiental (EA) en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Miembro del Grupo de Investigación en Pedagogía Social y Educación Ambiental (SEPA). Su investigación se centra en estudio de las bases teóricas de la EA, la evaluación y diseño de políticas públicas de EA, en las representaciones sociales del cambio climático y en la educación y comunicación para la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático. Premio María Barbeito de Investigación Pedagógica (2009). Director del Proyecto Resclima (www.resclima.info). Expresidente de la Sociedade Galega de Educación Ambiental. Miembro de la Rede Lusófona de educação ambiental (https://redeluso.blogspot.com.es/) y de la Rede de Pesquisadores Internacionais em Educação Ambiental e Justiça Climática (REAJA). Autor y coautor de un ciento de publicaciones, entre las que destacan Educación Ambiental y desarrollo humano (2001), In Praise of Environmental Education (2005), Comunicar el Cambio Climático (2009), Climate Change Education and Communication: A Critical Perspective on Obstacles and Resistences (2010), La sociedad ante el cambio climático. Conocimientos, valoraciones y comportamientos en la población española (2009, 2011 y 2013), Is there a hole in the ozone layer of your climate change? (2015), Transition communities and the glass ceiling of environmental sustainability policies at three universities (2017), Climate literacy among university students in Mexico and Spain (2017).
Tamara Mitrofanenko combines her work at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) with supporting activities of the United Nations Environment Programme, Office in Vienna, Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention. Her work is focused on capacity building in application of transdisciplinary approaches, strengthening of science-policy-practice interface and Education for Sustainable Development, particularly in the Carpathian and Caucasus regions. Her PhD research was devoted to linking intergenerational learning with protected area management, and her recent publications include a Manual for University Lecturers on Developing and Implementing a Transdisciplinary Case Study Course.
Martha teaches environmental education courses at the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation in the United States and explores effective strategies to build capacity for making change. Her recent work in civic engagement and climate change is empowering Extension agents to build partnerships and create deliberative discussions in diverse communities to explore community solutions to vexing challenges. She has a PhD from the University of Michigan, U.S.A. and is active in the North American Association for Environmental Education.
Moura Carvalho Isabel
Rhodes University, Department of Education, Environmental Learning Research Centre
Mutizwa holds a PhD in Environmental Education from Rhodes University. He is a Rhodes University Senior Research Associate (2015 to date), and was a Visiting Scholar of Global Change Institute, Wits University in South Africa (2017-18). His core research question revolves around how to make adult learning transformational and emancipatory in the face of complex social ecological challenges. He mainly conducts expansive, transgressive learning and transformative agency research at the interface of agriculture, natural resources management, climate change and community development. He works with farming communities, educators, policy makers and specialists in relevant fields. He has published on expansive learning, transgressive learning, curriculum innovation, environmental education, community education and learning-oriented evaluations. He has (co)facilitated the: development of a curriculum in agroecology and community development and the establishment of a university-NGO-government partnership college to implement the curriculum in Zimbabwe (1995-1998); collective curriculum review and innovation six universities in the Limpopo River Basin for enhancing the resilience of the catchment social ecological system (2016-2018); and the integration of sustainability in teacher education in Zimbabwe and Zambia (2019). He is a member of the Adaptation Fund’s Technical Evaluation Reference Group (2019-2022), was a member of the NGO Committee of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR, 2001-2002), and of the Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development (ACORD), Board member 2006-2012.
Prof. of Environmental Science at Beitberl Academic College of Education, Israel. Involved in research and education in the area of Sustainable development and Environmental Education. Conducting research in the Area of Health Related Water Microbiology. Conducted and developed research in the area of sustainable development and environmental education, misconception in environmental sciences. Participated actively in previous World Environmental Education Conferences (WEEC).
Robbie Nicol is Professor of Place-Based Education at the University of Edinburgh. This is a Personal Chair that recognises my commitment through teaching and research to place-based education and also my leadership successes in reorienting our organisation towards learning for sustainability. These successes have been informed by my belief in the power of experiential approaches to education and the nurturing of successful activism in myself, my students and colleagues. My portfolio of work has been recognised by the award of Principal Fellow which is the highest level within the United Kingdom’s Higher Education Academy. My life motivation comes from the realisation that human activities are fundamentally altering the planet’s ability to sustain us in the long term. I believe that the outdoors provides places and spaces where individuals can rediscover their direct dependence on the planet through embodied experiences. As such my teaching and research interests are directed towards the theoretical development and practical implementation of environmental education, sustainability education and epistemological diversity, particularly in the outdoors, but also through digital and indoor spaces. I supervise PhD and MSc students in a range of topics including autoethnography, place-based education, outdoor environmental education, environmental philosophy, emotional intelligences, leadership and cross-cultural education. I have authored more than 60 articles, co-authored Learning Outside the Classroom, Routledge (2012) and Canoeing Around the Cairngorms: a Circumnavigation of my Home (2016). I have delivered keynote conference addresses in Japan, Sweden, Canada, Slovenia, Denmark, UK, Finland and the Czech Republic.Robbie Nicol is Professor of Place-Based Education at the University of Edinburgh. This is a Personal Chair that recognises my commitment through teaching and research to place-based education and also my leadership successes in reorienting our organisation towards learning for sustainability. These successes have been informed by my belief in the power of experiential approaches to education and the nurturing of successful activism in myself, my students and colleagues. My portfolio of work has been recognised by the award of Principal Fellow which is the highest level within the United Kingdom’s Higher Education Academy. My life motivation comes from the realisation that human activities are fundamentally altering the planet’s ability to sustain us in the long term. I believe that the outdoors provides places and spaces where individuals can rediscover their direct dependence on the planet through embodied experiences. As such my teaching and research interests are directed towards the theoretical development and practical implementation of environmental education, sustainability education and epistemological diversity, particularly in the outdoors, but also through digital and indoor spaces. I supervise PhD and MSc students in a range of topics including autoethnography, place-based education, outdoor environmental education, environmental philosophy, emotional intelligences, leadership and cross-cultural education. I have authored more than 60 articles, co-authored Learning Outside the Classroom, Routledge (2012) and Canoeing Around the Cairngorms: a Circumnavigation of my Home (2016). I have delivered keynote conference addresses in Japan, Sweden, Canada, Slovenia, Denmark, UK, Finland and the Czech Republic.
Obara Tiyomi Ana
Ana Tiyomi Obara is PhD in Sciences and Master in Ecology and Natural Resources (Federal University of São Carlos - Brazil). She is a Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and a member at the Research Center in Limnology, Ichthyology and Aquaculture (NUPÉLIA), at the State University of Maringá, Brazil. She founded and coordinates the Research and Dissemination Group in Education in Science and Biology and Environmental Education (SEMINARE), linked to the Postgraduate Program in Education for Science and Mathematics, with studies and research in the areas of Environmental Education and Teaching of Science, with an emphasis on the following themes: didactics in teaching science and biology, dialogue between science and traditional knowledge for biodiversity conservation and Environmental Education in schools, conservation areas and riverside communities. Associate Researcher of the “Centre de recherche en éducation et formation relatives à l’environnement et à l’écocitoyenneté” (Centr’ERE), at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM).
Daniel Olsson is a PhD and senior lecturer in biology didactics at the Institution of Environmental and Life Sciences, Karlstad university Sweden. His research interest includes young people’s perceptions of environmental and sustainability issues and how education can be improved to empower action competence for sustainability among people.
Orr David W.
David W. Orr is Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and senior adviser to the president of Oberlin College. He is a founding editor of the journal Solutions, and serves as the executive director of the Oberlin Project, a collaborative effort of the city of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of Oberlin. Orr is the author of seven books, including Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (Oxford, 2009) and coeditor of three others. He has authored nearly 200 articles, reviews, book chapters, and professional publications. In the past 25 years, he has served as a board member or advisor to eight foundations and on the boards of many organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Currently he is a trustee of the Bioneers, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, and the Worldwatch Institute. He has been awarded seven honorary degrees and a dozen other awards including a Lyndhurst Prize, a National Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation, and a Visionary Leadership Award from Second Nature. Orr is a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. While at Oberlin, he spearheaded the effort to design, fund, and build the Adam Joseph Lewis Center, which was named by an AIA panel in 2010 as “the most important green building of the past 30 years,” and as “one of 30 milestone buildings of the twentieth century” by the U.S. Department of Energy
Dario Padovan is Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Turin and he is member of the Department of Culture, Politics and Society. He works since long time on history of social sciences, environmental sociology, social metabolism, sustainable consumption, sociology of risk, environmental conflicts. He is member of Editorial Committee of Theomai Journal (Buenos Aires), Democracy & Nature (London – U.K.), Chosmos & History (Melbourne, Australia). He is Vice-Chair of Scientific Board of the Research Network 31“Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” of European Sociological Association, and is member of Esa Research Network 12 on “Environment and Sociology”, and of RN 6 on “Sociology of Consumption” of ESA. Recently is doing research on sustainability, environmental accounting, urban metabolism regulation, sociology of practices, energy, environmental conflicts, risk perception, smart energy grids, socio-technical systems transition.
Entrepreneur and author of book and 252 fables used as educational tools in Chinese schools. Designer of a pedagogy that combines nature-based science learning, emotional intelligence, expressions through arts, connecting the insights and strengthening the capacity to implement.
Michael Paulsen is a philosopher and senior lecturer at the University of Southern Denmark, Department of the Study of Culture. His research focuses on Education, Media, Bildung and the Anthropocene. He is currently working on two books coming out hopefully in fall 2020: A book called “A New Perspective on Education in the Digital Age: Teaching, Media and Bildung” (Bloomsbury) with Jesper Tække; and a book called “Education in the Anthropocene” with Morten Ziethen. https://portal.findresearcher.sdu.dk/da/persons/mpaulsen
Powdyel Thakur Singh
Thakur S Powdyel is an educator by choice, conviction and passion. As the country’s first democratically elected Minister of Education, he moved Bhutan towards fulfilling the MDGs and the country’s constitutional mandate for education. His major interests include institutional integrity, national self-respect, moral literacy and gross national happiness. Powdyel’s vision of holistic education as expressed in My Green School has been translated into several languages. He is a recipient of the Gusi Peace Prize, the Global Education Award, and the Distinguished Service Award for his pioneering work in Education as well as the Coronation Gold Medal 2008 and the Institutional Award: The Honour of Druk Thuksey 2012. Thakur S Powdyel invested his public office with a rare and chastening quality of integrity, service and selflessness in the evolving Bhutanese democratic landscape in honour of his country and fellow-citizens, born of his deeply-held beliefs and convictions. Professor Powdyel was often described as the most widely foot-travelled education minister in the world.
Pramling Samuelsson Ingrid
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, isprofessor in Early Childhood Education at Gothenburg University, Sweden. She has also an UNESCO Chair in ECE and Sustainable Development, but has also been the world president of the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education. Her main ressearch area in young children's learning and how preschool create oppertunities for play and learning.
Pyar Kyn Kyi
She is Rector at National University of Arts and Culture, Mandalay (Myanmar) and Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Myanmar. She was already Pro Rector at the National University of Arts and Culture (Mandalay).
Prof. Dr. Franz Rauch, Institute of Instructional and School Development (IUS) at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (Austria) holds a master’s degree in Natural Sciences (teaching certification), a Ph.D. in Education and a Habilitation in Education (with a focus in Environmental Education). He has been a research fellow at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA. He has been involved in research and development projects internationally and nationally since many years. He is one of the editors of Educational Action Research Journal and serves on editorial boards of other Journals (like The Journal of Environmental Education and ARISE – Action Research in Science Education). His areas of research, teaching and publication are environmental education and education for sustainable development, networks in education, school development, science education, continuing education for teachers and action research.
Marco Rieckmann is Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Vechta, Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in educational research. His major research and teaching interests are: higher education, competence development and assessment, (higher) education for sustainable development, and global education. He is the Representative of the German Educational Research Association (GERA) in the Council of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and President of the German-Speaking Network "Teacher Education for Sustainable Development".
Rodriguez Adolfo Agundez
Université du Québec à Montréal
Adolfo Agundez Rodriguez est professeur associé au Centre de recherche en éducation et formation relatives à l’environnement et à l’écocitoyenneté (Université du Québec à Montréal) et chargé de cours à l’Université de Sherbrooke en Fondements de l’éducation et en Éducation relative à l’environnement et à l’écocitoyenneté. Ses travaux de recherche portent sur les fondements de l’éducation contemporaine, l’éducation sur les questions écosocialement vives (environnement, consommation, cosmopolitisme, changement climatique) et l’apprentissage en communautés de recherche philosophiques (programme de philosophie pour enfants). Ses travaux de recherche en cours portent sur le développement de la pensée critique et créative pour l’atténuation du changement climatique au primaire et au secondaire, ainsi que sur l’éducation relative à l’environnement et l’alphabétisation des adultes. Il est également cochercheur pour deux projets de recherche internationaux subventionnés par des organismes de recherche espagnols. Depuis 20 ans, il écrit des nouvelles et des romans destinés aux enfants, aux jeunes et aux adultes. Certains de ses écrits littéraires sont des romans philosophiques sur des questions socialement vives et résultent de ses travaux de recherche.
Sanin Posada Noemi
Lucie Sauvé is professor at the Faculty of Education of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and director of the Environmental and ecocitizenship education research center (Centr’ERE). She is the founder of the UQAM postgraduate program in environmental education, and director of the international research journal Éducation relative à l'environnement.
Speaking 4 the Planet
Phil’s forty years in education span the breadth of formal and non-formal education: schools, TAFE, community colleges, universities and a wide range of community settings. He has held leadership roles in schools, government agencies, a national professional association and local and international NGOs. He has worked overseas in education, training and evaluation. His experience includes advocacy and community campaigning at local, state and federal levels; education in a humanitarian environment (Nauru); sustainability leadership courses for young people; professional development for teachers and trainers; and conference facilitation. Phil currently teaches in two teacher-training programs at Western Sydney University, and he runs his own program for schools, Speaking 4 the Planet, which is an Arts-based approach to sustainability education.
David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH He consults and speaks widely on child development, place-based education, and nature-based early childhood education. He has authored eight books and more than 70 articles focused on children and nature for educators, parents, environmentalists and school administrators in the last 30 years. His most recent books are Wild Play: Parenting Adventures in the Great Outdoors published by Green Writers Press and Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoors Learning published by Redleaf Press.
He has served on the editorial boards of Encounter, Community Works Journal, Orion Afield, and Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly. His articles and essays have appeared in Orion, Encounter, Sierra, Sanctuary, Wondertime, Green Teacher, Play Rights, Harvard Education Letter, Yes! and other publications. He has contributed chapters to Father Nature; Education, Information and Transformation; Stories from Where We Live-The North Atlantic Coast: Place-based Education in a Global Age and The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion published by The University of Chicago.
Stockholm university, Faculty of Science, Department of mathematics and science education
Per Sund is a docent in science education at the department of mathematics and science education at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is also a Research fellow at Karlstad University 2017-20. Per’s research interest is science education and environmental and sustainability education from a teacher’s perspective. He is involved in several research projects, including Research on subject education, ROSE. He is the former the link-convenor (2013-2017) of the Environmental and Sustainability Education Research Network, ESER (no: 30) collaborating within the European Educational Research Association, EERA. Per trains and supervise teachers and student teachers at national and international level.
Tarquinio Tomas Togni
Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, Gibraltar
Prof Tilbury is an educator, academic leader and change maker in Sustainable Development credited with having developed the initial frameworks for this area of learning. She has acted as an advisor to governments in China, Latin America and Oceania as well as travelled extensively in Africa to evaluate the impact of sustainability education programmes. Prof Tilbury was a member of the Board of WWF Australia that created Earth Hour and is involved in international initiatives that inspire transitions towards sustainability through learning and education. She is the UK government’s representative on UNECE on matters relating to education and sustainable development. Before becoming Gibraltar’s Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, she was the inaugural President and CEO of the University of Gibraltar, an institution that embeds sustainability education at its core. She held numerous research leadership positions in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK and was an EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow funded to broker interdisciplinary dialogues and build inter-professional capability in sustainability education. Between 1995-2019 she Chaired several UN Committees and was commissioned to develop expert reviews, policy advice and sector evaluations. Daniella has been involved in international meetings on climate change and sustainable development informing texts and dialogues with regards to education and learning. Recently, Daniella was recognised with an Hon. Fellowship by St Catharine’s, University of Cambridge and a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Girona.
Attila VARGA, PhD is senior researcher at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of Eötvös Loránd University, working in the area of development of ESD and its connection to enviromental psychology. He worked as the co-ordinator of the Hungarian Eco-school Network and the Hungarian national co-ordinator of the international ENSI network for a decade. He has participated in several international co-operations aiming at promote school development and researches mainly in ESD (e.g EU Comenius SUPPORT project). Recently he is a supervisor of the Educational Doctoral schools of ELTE and EKU universities and member of the editoral boards of educational journals: jATES and New Pedagogical Review.
Vega Marcote Pedro
Pedro Vega-Marcote is Professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of A Coruña (Spain). Currently his research interests focus on the field of: Teacher training in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development; Technical-educational actions to implement Sustainable Development on Campuses; Education and training for the mitigation of greenhouse gases at the University and in Experimental Science Teaching.
Arjen Wals is a Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University and a Guest Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). He also holds the UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development. Furthermore, he is a senior advisor at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) His recent work focusses on transformative social learning in vital coalitions of multiple stakeholders at the interface of science and society. His teaching and research focus on designing learning processes and learning spaces that enable people to contribute meaningfully sustainability. A central question in his work is: how to create conditions that support (new) forms of learning which take full advantage of the diversity, creativity and resourcefulness that is all around us, but so far remain largely untapped in our search for a world that is more sustainable than the one currently in prospect? In 2014 he was the lead author of an article published in Science on the role of citizen science in bridging science education, environmental education and sustainability. He is editor and co-editor of a number of popular books including: 'Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability' (Kluwer Academic, 2004), 'Creating Sustainable Environments in our Schools' (Trentham, 2006), 'Social Learning towards a Sustainable World' (Wageningen Academic, 2007), 'Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change' (2012), and of Routledge's International Handbook on Environmental Education Research (2013). He serveson a number of advisory boards of NGO's seeking to strengthen education and sustainability in society, including the NatureWise Foundation (Natuurwijs), Carbon Conversations (Klimaatgesprekken), NIVOZ, the Bildung Academy and the Time is Now Foundation. Arjen was the Co-Chair of the WEEC 2015 conference which was held in Gothenburg, Sweden. He writes a regular research blog that signals developments in the emerging field of sustainability education: http://www.transformativelearning.nl A short video on his drive and mission can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqB4ryiS4cY
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Professor, Faculty of Education, and Director, Institute for Environmental Learning. He has held additional appointments as the Faculty teaching fellow for the SFU Faculty of Environment, Associate member in the SFU Faculty of Science and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Universitas Sam Ratulangi (Indonesia). He has published numerous articles in international journals and presented refereed conference papers on six continents and in over 15 countries. His career interests lie in the areas of science, technology and environmental education. He has conducted research and development on learning environments in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
South Aegean Region, Greece
Yolanda Ziaka ZIAKA is Economist, PhD in Environmental Education, Master’s in Visual Arts and Art Sciences. Based in Greece, she has been coordinating, since 1994, numerous international projects on Environmental Education and Communication and has been involved in various research and action networks and in civil society organizations. She has held leadership roles in national and international environmental and educational NGOs, as well as in regional authorities’ agencies implementing and managing regional development projects. She is the author / co-author of several articles and editor of books and periodicals on Environmental Education, pedagogy, and the ethics of responsibility. Her areas of expertise include environmental communication, environmental education in non formal education settings, education through art, educational projects’ management and the development of educational material.