The last years, several elective courses popped-up at Wageningen University that offer embodied outdoor education allowing students to question their worldview and values relating to sustainability. You may think of 'Anthropology of basic nature skills' and 'Wild perspectives' (FNP) or 'Regenerative culture for sustainability' (ELS).
The demand for these courses is high, and students describe a transformative effect of these learning experiences. But one could also argue that the elective origin of these courses is sufficient in an academic contexts. Let's explore what this would mean for the future of education, at WUR and beyond. Could this be the essential key for Wageningen University to support its students in developing a life-lasting sustainability mindset? Or does a university have other roles?
What are we discussing?
With this unique dialogue, we aim to create new connections and be of inspiration. We do that by introducing several viewpoints, including those from a national perspective and simply by evaluating those courses that have already started on a local scale. It promises to become an exciting and interactive afternoon. We propose the following proposition, to be explored from different perspectives:
"Wageningen education should train students in three key competencies for sustainable leadership"
- Learning with and in nature: Physical, embodied outdoor learning
- Being able to investigate and question different perspectives and worldviews on the relationship between men and nature
- The student’s ability to reflect on their (inner/emotional) relationship to the (natural) world and what is going on in it.
Let's explore collaboratively if, how, why, to what extend and under what circumstances we agree or disagree with this proposition. In dialogue we do not aim to come to a final decision or compromise, but to explore different perspectives.
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