Queer pedagogy for the teaching of sustainable development

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Abstract

Queer pedagogy can be thought of as the child of queer theory that is found in the classroom. As an approach to teaching, it reconciles the needs of the queer learner, the queer teacher and queer topics in modern education beneath a critical eye. As the classroom continues to be negotiated as an inclusive and liberated environment, this plays out against the backdrop of the increasing existential threats of the Anthropocene such as climate change and biodiversity loss. As a response to this, Education for Sustainable Development has become a growing movement that seeks to embed subject knowledge and relevant skills that empower learners to bring about sustainable change. The global problems of sustainable development currently facing us share an intrinsic link with heteronormative and patriarchal attitudes. To fight against one, should be to fight against the other. However, very little scholarly work has been done to date on where queer pedagogy fits within Education for Sustainable Development.
This presentation will explore the link between the two related fields, but also seek to provide a practical gateway for educational practitioners who come from a sustainable development perspective to incorporate queer pedagogy, and for queer pedagogues to further a queered version of sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 03 Nov 2021
EventUCU LGBT+ Research Conference: LGBT+ Liberation: LGBT+ lives and issues in the context of normativities - Online
Duration: 02 Nov 202104 Nov 2021
Conference number: 7
https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/9827/LGBT-Liberation-LGBT-lives-and-issues-in-the-context-of-normativities---a-UCU-research-conference

Conference

ConferenceUCU LGBT+ Research Conference
Period02/11/202104/11/2021
Internet address

Keywords

  • queer pedagogy
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Education for sustainable development (ESD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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