Oslo, Norway

Addressing the Climate Emergency through Education

when 29 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 8 EC
fee NOK 6000

Key considerations in this course include the developing focus on the significance of ‘pyropedagogies’ - what is expected of education 'when our house is on fire' (Greta Thunberg) and hopeful ‘practice architectures’ for addressing the contemporary climate emergency through education. Lectures and workshops will underscore the value of the cross-fertilisation of ideas, by working with insights from many disciplines in ensuring climate change education is fit for purpose.

Course leader

Associate Professor Alan Reid, Monash University, Australia

Target group

PhD students, graduate or postgraduate student or professional from any social science field of study or related disciplines.

Course aim

After completing the course, students will be able to:
a) identify and assess the wide-ranging ways in which the climate emergency has been addressed through education to date, alongside factors to consider for the prospects of current and new proposals,
b) assess the theoretical and empirical bases for these approaches, drawing on a broad base of disciplinary perspectives when examining their fitness-for-purpose, priority and likely impact,
c) identify key findings and insights that contribute to the development of more meaningful responses and hope-filled action in and through educational settings,
d) articulate their own research issues, dispositions, preferences and perspectives in relation to the challenge of addressing climate change through education.

Credits info

8 EC
A completed course including submission of an approved paper is awarded 8 ECTS.

Fee info

NOK 6000: The participation fee includes:
Daily lunch during the course week(s).
Some social arrangements after class sessions.
Partial covering of expenses towards administration and honorarium for lecturers.
Some parts of the reading material (electronic files) sent to you in advance of the course.


Oslo Summer School for Social Sciences does not have any grants or scholarships. All costs in relation to participation in our courses must be paid by participants themselves, or by their institution.