NAFOL profile: Anja Gabrielsen

Local environment as learning arena in education for sustainable development

Anja GabrielsenIn her research Anja Gabrielsen will study how students in primary- and lower secondary school develop an understanding of sustainable development through the use of outdoor education and local environment as learning arenas. Anja is a PhD candidate at Telemark University College, and has previously worked as an assistant professor in science education and as a school teacher.

The research project will examine the education of sustainable development and how students in primary and lower secondary school develop understanding of sustainable development through the use of outdoor education and local environment as learning arenas.

The PhD project will increase knowledge about local community and nature as an arena for learning, education for sustainable development and pupils’ understanding of sustainable development from an ecological point of view.

Abstract (doc file)