Crafting sustainability? An explorative study of craft in three countercultures as a learning path for the future

  • Hanna Hofverberg Uppsala University
  • David O. Kronlid Uppsala University
  • Leif Östman Department of Education
Keywords: craft, sustainability, education for sustainable development, pedagogy, countercultures

Abstract

This article explores and seeks to identify what ‘crafting sustainability’ could mean in relation to education for sustainable development (ESD). Certain ESD craft pedagogies are explored in three countercultures (from 1900, 1968 and 2017). The empirical data consists of literature from or about these three countercultures. A broad notion of sustainability and the educational philosophies of perennialism, essentialism, progressivism and reconstructivism are used as theoretical frameworks. The findings show the countercultures’ educative craft purposes, craft skills and approaches to learning craft and the possible implications for ESD. In particular, three tensions concerning the implications of an ESD craft pedagogy are discussed.

Author Biographies

Hanna Hofverberg, Uppsala University
Departmanet of Education, PhD student
David O. Kronlid, Uppsala University
Department of Education, Associate Professor in Ethics and Senior Lecturer Science of Education
Leif Östman, Department of Education
Department of Education, Professor in Science of Education

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2017-12-22
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