Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Art-Based Teaching on Sustainable Development

  • Tony WallEmail author
  • Eva Österlind
  • Julia Fries
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_195



Art-based teaching for sustainable development encompass a range of philosophical stances and practices which are deployed intentionally for educational outcomes relevant to sustainability and sustainability development. Such teaching philosophies and practices are typically deployed because of the form of knowledge and knowing they promote, which can be described as experiential, integrative, holistic, complex, anticipatory, and passionate.


The connections between art, art-making, education, and responsibility in relation to the wider natural and social world have been given increasing attention over the last 30 years. For example, there have been a variety of journal special issues dedicated to art, education, and ecology (Krug 1997), social justice and social change (Bolin 1999), community...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research GroupUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Work Related StudiesUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  3. 3.Department of Humanities and Social Sciences EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium