Workshop: Ljtrechsel proposal reserach lab students as bridge builders between science and society def

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Lilian Julia Trechsel
Co-Author Lilian Julia Trechsel
Description How can higher education institutions foster and learn from students’ engagement in the science-society dialogue? I would like to share with you our research results focussing on how to address the boundary between science and society to support the transformation of higher education towards sustainable development in the sense of the whole institution approach. Let us explore together the potential of students’ learning experiences in self-led sustainability projects outside formal curricula.
Topic Moving from learning about to learning for and as sustainability
Format Research lab
Bio Dr. Lilian Julia Trechsel is Head of “Transformative Education and Science” Impact Area at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland. She further coordinates the inter-university doctoral-level International Graduate School (IGS) North-South programme. Her research focuses on questions of transformative education and the integration of sustainable development in higher education institutions and beyond. She did her doctorate in Geography and Sustainable Development, researching the potential of transformative spaces in higher education institutions and beyond with a special focus on students’ learning experiences. She is highly committed to creating the conditions for teaching and learning that make education for sustainable development (ESD) possible at the tertiary level. She leads the ESD-mandate of the Vice-Rectorate at the University of Bern, enabling herself and her team to implement activities, coordinate, and support engagement for sustainable development.