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Barry Ness

Barry Ness

Senior Lecturer, Docent

Barry Ness

Approaches for Framing Sustainability Challenges : Experiences from Swedish Sustainability Science Education

Author

  • Barry Ness

Summary, in English

Sustainability challenges are defined by their complex and multifaceted interactions between nature and society and contention as to how and where to direct problem-solving efforts. This chapter presents four different approaches that exist for framing sustainability challenge areas that are introduced and worked with by students in LUMES International Master Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden. The approaches include the (1) Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework, (2) causal loop diagrams (CLDs), (3) multi-scale and level perspective, including transition theory and management, and the SES framework. Each approach is described and critically assessed, especially from the perspective of student mastery. The outcome of the chapter is a more comprehensive understanding of which approaches are useful for different sustainability problem constellations and a deeper comprehension of how the framing tools can be taught in sustainability science education.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2019-11-13

Language

English

Pages

35-53

Publication/Series

Framing in Sustainability Science : Theoretical and Practical Approaches

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • Framing approaches
  • Sustainability education
  • DPSIR
  • Transition theory
  • SES framework
  • Sweden
  • CLDs

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-981-13-9061-6
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-9060-9