Nuremberg Forum 2024: “Education for Sustainable Development – Spiritual Dimensions”
The conference is conducted by the Research Unit for Public Religion and Education (RUPRE) of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in cooperation with …
It is scheduled as a three-day event from 30 September to 2 October, 2024, taking place in the facilities of the FAU at Dutzendteichstrasse 24 in Nuremberg, Germany, with the option of online participation (participation fee 90€ online as well as presence). Keynotes, presentations and workshops will be streamed live, video-recorded and made available on the Unit’s You-Tube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@rupre7828). All keynotes and a selection of papers and workshop results will be published in an edited book as well as in the form of teaching resources on OER platforms.
The conference offers a combination of invited keynotes as well as papers and workshops that have been submitted on the basis of a call for papers. The subject focus of the conference is on ESD with emphasis on ecological, environmental issues and its intersection with spiritual, religious or worldview perspectives. For this conference, ESD stands for Education for Sustainable Development, but also includes similar educational approaches such as such as Climate Change Education, Ecological Education, Environmental Education, and Global Learning. The focus area of action of the conference is on public education at schools and institutions of higher education. The following sub-topics may be covered by submitted papers presenting theoretical deliberation or empirical research (e.g. on teachers’ attitudes or practices, students’ attitudes and experiences, classroom observation, curriculum analyses, etc.) or by submitted workshop concepts presenting examples or experiences from educational practice.
- Links of specific theological, religious or spiritual concepts of sustainability with ESD (or similar approaches), in particular including concepts from public theology and indigenous spirituality
- Interreligious as well as inter-worldview dialogue and learning referring to ESD (or similar approaches)
- Concepts and practice of ESD (or similar approaches) and their links to spiritual, religious or theological perspectives
- Concepts and practice of religious education (or of similar subjects such as religious instruction, religion education, worldview education etc.) at public schools or institutions of higher education (colleges, universities) that aim to integrate ESD (or similar approaches).