The creative use of companion values in environmental education and education for sustainable development: exploring the educative moment
2015 (English)In: Environmental Education Research, ISSN 1350-4622, E-ISSN 1469-5871, Vol. 21, no 2, 183-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Our paper addresses the emergence and evolution of values in educational settings. It builds upon and extends earlier work on companion meanings to develop a theory of the creative use of companion values and meanings in education. The recognition of companion values in educational practices highlight epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic transactions that occur in ways we characterize as 'other than modern.' Introducing the idea of educative moments allows us to identify situations where value spheres interpenetrate and interrogate each other in the meaning-making of students and teachers. These moments occur when students suddenly experience companion meanings and values such that teacher and student must deliberate together rather than the teacher dictating some dominating epistemological, ethical, or aesthetic value. This way, it is possible to accommodate critical and creative reflection in education where new values can emerge or evolve. We illustrate the theory by empirical examples from classroom conversations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 21, no 2, 183-204 p.
environmental education, companion values, creative, education for sustainable development, educative moment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-245340DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2014.936157ISI: 000348307100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-245340DiVA: diva2:792215