Saturday, June 30 • 11:00 - 12:30
8E | Special Session: Radicalizing Education for Sustainable Consumption (Room K146)

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Session 8E | Room K146: Special Session: Radicalizing Education for Sustainable Consumption? (Organizers: Daniel Fischer, Sonja Geiger & Victoria Thoresen)
This discussion session highlights three perspectives on potentially impactful new qualities of education for sustainable consumption (ESC). Daniel Fischer diagnoses a cognitive bias in existing approaches to ESC & argues for greater appreciation of & deeper engagement with the emotional & affective dimensions of consumer behavior. Sonja Geiger focuses on the types of consumption practices that are addressed in ESC & suggests that instead of engaging with low-impact behaviors, efforts should be placed on tackling consumption practices with the greatest sustainability impacts. Victoria Thoresen proposes putting engagement with individual consumer behavior back into context & focusing on the dynamics of social mobilization for broader systemic change.


Daniel Fischer

Ass. Prof., Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany

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Sonja Geiger

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Saturday June 30, 2018 11:00 - 12:30