11th World Environmental Education Congress
14 – 18 March 2022
Masaryk University (Czech Republic), AIM Group International, and WEEC Network, in cooperation with Charles University, Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) and other partners are pleased to host 11th WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONGRESS (14-18th March 2022).
BUILDING BRIDGES IN TIMES OF CLIMATE URGENCY
How can environmental and sustainability education contribute to overcoming the disjunction that is separating people from nature? How can we support a more sustainable, equitable, and relational way of being in the world.
Our Congress will try to help in building bridges between:
- different approaches to environmental education and education for sustainable development
- researchers and practitioners around the world
- formal, non-formal, informal, and community education
- national strategies in environmental education
Our Keynote Speakers:
Franz X. Bogner (University of Bayreuth), Judy Braus (NAAEE), Bruce Johnson (University of Arizona), Karen Malone (Swinburne University of Technology), David W. Orr (Oberlin College), HeilaLotz-Sisitka (Rhodes University), David Sobel (Antioch University), Arjen Wals (University of Wageningen) and others.
Parallel thematic sessions: Arts, Ethics, and Environmental Education / Business Sectorand Environmental Education / Climate Change Education /Early Childhood Education / Education for EnvironmentalCitizenship / Environmental Education in Non-formal Settings /Environmental Education in the Anthropocene / OutdoorEnvironmental Education / Place-based Education / SustainableUniversities / Transformative, Transgressive Learning inCommunities / Whole School Approach / Water for Life.
Field sessions (organized by environmental education centres): Participative approaches in environmental education at schools / School as environmental campaigners / Learning by Nature / and many others.
Field excursions / Cross-cutting Debates / Side Events including Youth Congress for young active people from all of the world aged 13-26, who can enjoy various workshops, excursions and lectures focusing on environmental education and active citizenship. Together they will create and present a message to educators and decisions makers on challenges and solutions relevant for young people.
On-site and on-line congress
For the first time in its history, the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) is offering an opportunity to also participate in the online environment. The reasons are obvious: the difficult pandemic situation shifted most of the environmental and sustainability education (ESE) events to cyberspace in 2020, and while it is reasonable to expect that the situation will improve in the first half of 2021, the on-line alternative seems to have become a new standard. In light of this, we have decided to offer an on-line option for those who cannot come to Prague.
Abstract submissions close: 31 August 2021
Registration deadline: 31 December 2021
Share your ideas with experts – Meet your colleagues and get inspiration – Start new partnerships
“We need fewer borders and more bridges. Far too often, we are separated by the seemingly huge difference in our opinion, values, or worldviews. Whatever natural these differences are, we cannot let them hinder our ability to communicate and cooperate. This works for environmental and sustainability education, too. Sometimes we, working at universities, feel hard to find common ground with practitioners. Educators with politicians. Environmentalists with business. EE with ESD. Enviro- with eco-, anthropo- with bio- ... etc. This Congress is about building bridges: between different approaches to environmental education and education for sustainable development, across international boundaries, between formal, informal, and community education, and between researchers and practitioners around the world. The Congress is an opportunity we may use for the field of environmental and sustainability education. For finding new partners. Reflecting and shaping our work. Doing education that makes a difference.Jan Činčera
Congress is being prepared by more than 20 Czech organizations and more than 60 researchers, practitioners, or institutions worldwide. It is our honour to facilitate this process and invite you to join us at this event.”
Head of the organisational committee and member of the scientific committee