POSTPONED: Workshop - Teaching Across Disciplines in the Anthropocene

This workshop brings together scholars, students and administrative staff at the University of Oslo to envision ways of transforming university education in the age of the Anthropocene.

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Responding directly to demands of the climate-change generation, as well as to UiO's 2030 strategy, of building a more sustainable university, this workshop aims to discuss concrete ways of establishing interdisciplinary education in a time of ecological and climatic crisis. We will address questions like:

  • What should an Anthropocene curriculum look like?
  • Can there be one or must there be several curricula lines (e.g. specializations in research, communication, action, etc.)
  • What are the theories, epistemologies and methodologies needed for doing meaningful and impactful research in the Anthropocene?
  • Can we teach across disciplines without losing disciplinary depth?
  • Given that solutions likely rest in inter- or transdisciplinary research, what are the core skills needed for Anthropocene scholars to work well in such teams?
  • What institutional changes and administrative flexibilities are needed?
  • How to include interdisciplinary pedagogies as well as experimental and public-facing teaching to address the ecological and climatic crisis?

The workshop will be divided in two parts. The first part will be an open discussion on why and how education should be transformed in an era of ecological and climatic crisis. The second part will feature short impulse presentations by scholars with previous experience in interdisciplinary environmental teaching and experimental pedagogy. We will then discuss concrete examples of transformative teaching experiments at UiO and other institutions.


Please contact us if you are interested in attending the workshop:


The workshop is organized by Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH), in collaboration with OSEH Professor II Felix Riede, University of Aarhus.

Tags: Environmental Humanities, HF, IKOS, OSEH, Anthropocene
Published Feb. 25, 2020 4:11 PM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2020 8:48 AM