Conveners: Stinne Vognæs, University of Helsinki; Laura Riuttanen, University of Helsinki; Janne Salovaara, University of Helsinki; Elina Alatalo, Tampere University; Eija Syrjämäki, Tampere University; Joula Siponen, University of Helsinki, and others associated with Climate University
Keywords: sustainability education, science, collaboration, making, co-creation
Session Description: The Sustainability Learning Café is a meeting place for all academics, practitioners, activists, students, and staff interested and involved in all levels of sustainability education and learning in general. In a nutshell, we see a need for an in-depth conversation, focusing on the current and future themes, issues, and solutions of learning sustainability—thus creating a culture in which sustainability transformation can truly happen.
The Sustainability Learning Café is planned as an open space, running in alongside the conference parallel sessions 2-6 on Wednesday and Thursday (excluding the main keynotes and other joint sessions). Our aim is to record the conversations and share the accumulated knowledge later on with the SSD audience interested in the themes discussed in the Café. We intend to produce a rich description of the current state and future of sustainability learning in such a format, for example, as practice and research recommendations.
The aim is to create a space for conversation utilising the Learning Café methodology, and revolving around the theme of learning. We will serve specialty coffees, sponsored by Oatly and Cafetoria roastery, for the price of active participation in the conversation. Rather than competing with the conference sessions, or session contributions on sustainability education, we offer our Café as a complementary function. Thus, the Café can also function as a lobby and a meeting spot of sorts for all conference participants.
HOUSE RULES FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY LEARNING CAFÉ
Thank you and we look forward to your participation! Please see below for our current Café schedule.