The series collects selected articles based on papers presented at a joint ENSCAN and NaChiLitCul workshop on Ecocritical Perspectives on Nordic Children’s and Young Adult Literature . The workshop centred on mapping nature representations and ecological aspects of Nordic texts. The selected articles based on the workshop will appear consecutively in the Nordic Journal of ChildLit […]

Education for Sustainability: Developing Ecocritical Literature Circles in the Student Teacher Classroom

by Lykke Guanio-Uluru – How can student-teachers learn efficient ways to encourage sustainability thinking in their pupils and fulfil the competence aims on sustainability outlined in national subject curriculums as a response to UNESCO’s programme on Education for Sustainable Development, ESD? The core hypothesis of this project was that tailored literature circles, focused on the […]

Imagining Climate Change: The Representation of Plants in Three Nordic Climate Fictions for Young Adults

See Lykke Guanio-Uluru’s latest article   Abstract This article analyses the role of plants in three well publicised Nordic climate fictions for young adults: Memories of Water by Emmi Itäranta, originally published in 2012, The World According to Anna (2013) by Jostein Gaarder, and Bouvetøya 2052 (2015) by Lars Mæhle. Departing from the wider scholarly field of ecocritical theory, the study […]

New article by Sæle, Hallås, Aadland: Et retroperspektiv på lærerstudenters friluftsliv og naturopphold i skole og fritid – et antroposentrisk fremfor et økosentrisk natursyn

The article discusses which view of nature five students express, according to their stay in nature in early childhood, leisure time and schooling. The discussion is based on a survey conducted as a part of a master’s degree at a Norwegian university college. The findings are discussed in light of the matrix The Nature in […]

New article by Bjørg Oddrun Hallås, Eli Kristin Aadland and Tom Lund: Oppfatninger av natur i planverkene for kroppsøving og mat og helse i femårige grunnskolelærerutdanninger

Read article Artikkelen tar utgangspunkt i at bærekraftig utvikling er vedtatt som tverrfaglig tema i norsk skole (grunnopplæringen) og i de femårige grunnskolelærerutdanningene. Som lærerutdannere og skoleforskere tilknyttet forskergruppen Nature in Children’s Literature and Culture, ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet (HVL), er vi opptatt av miljødebatten og oppfatninger av natur i planverkene for de femårige […]