The FERA Conference on Education

The FERA Conference on Education
Helsinki 15-16 December 2020
Helsinki 15-16 December 2020

Wel­come to the FERA Conference on Education 2020!

Sustainable development goals are a serious challenge to both educational sciences and practical education. Even though it is easy to agree on their importance, the concept of sustainability is complex and does not provide educators with easy answers. Does sustainability always refer equally to the balance of its ecological, social and economic dimensions, or can these be weighted differently? When understood too widely, sustainability remains an empty slogan without a link to structural problems or everyday choices. On the other hand, when understood too narrowly, these problems will remain equally unsolved. 

The theme of this year’s FERA Conference on Education “Sustainable education – sustainable future” focuses on asking how we should educate children, young people and adults towards an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable future. Moreover, is it possible to maintain pedagogics of hope regardless of climate change, or use it as a tool to mitigate it?

Keynote speakers at the event are Professor Cecilia Lundholm from Stockholm University and Professor Annalisa Sannino from Tampere University.