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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Researching education for environmental sustainability through intergenerational dialogue
Author(s): Rushton, Elizabeth
Dunlop, Lynda
Atkinson, Lucy
Stubbs, Joshua
Diepen, Maria Turkenburg-van
Wood, Lucy
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Keywords: Co-creation
education for environmental sustainability (EfES)
intergenerational dialogue
teacher educators
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2023
Date Deposited: 21-Oct-2023
Citation: Rushton E, Dunlop L, Atkinson L, Stubbs J, Diepen MT & Wood L (2023) Researching education for environmental sustainability through intergenerational dialogue. <i>International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education</i>.
Abstract: This study uses intergenerational dialogue as an approach to researching Education for Environmental Sustainability (EfES) with UK youth (aged 16–18 years), teachers and teacher educators. Through analysis of qualitative data from 210 participants shared through 18 h of participatory online workshops, we identify the framings introduced into discussions on EfES. We find a range of conceptual framings, with youth tending to centre on levels of accountability and critique of economic prioritisation. The case study demonstrates how intergenerational perspectives can be brought into conversation during the research process and identifies an appetite for intergenerational dialogue in EfES. We argue that intergenerational dialogue opens up our collective selves (adult and youth) to the thinking of others so that we can transform obstructions and enact education for environmental sustainability. Future work should consider the place for dialogue between key actors across generations in education decision-making processes.
DOI Link: 10.1080/10382046.2023.2270399
Rights: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. The terms on which this article has been published allow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.
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