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About Sofia Getzin

Sofia Getzin was a postdoc researcher in science and sustainability education at the University of Zurich and has written her thesis on the topic of Shifting Education Towards Sustainability – How Degrowth Can Transform Education for Sustainable Development.

Education • 07.10.2021

Can Degrowth-informed Education Transform Society?

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By: Sofia Getzin

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is the educational stream of the sustainability discourse. One rather critical component of ESD has a lot in common with the degrowth discourse. Nevertheless, ESD has blind spots that prevent it from effectively contributing to socio-ecological transformations. Key points from the degrowth discourse could help making a degrowth-informed ESD an active part of positive socio-ecological transformations.