A Review of Three Generations of Critical Theory

Towards conceptualising critical HESD research

Authored by: Heila Lotz-Sisitka

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415727303
eBook ISBN: 9781315852249
Adobe ISBN: 9781317918110

10.4324/9781315852249.ch14

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Abstract

The project of researching and coming to understand environment and sustainability education and social change in higher education (also referred to as higher education for sustainable development, HESD) is deeply intertwined with coming to not only understand, but also to deepen democracy, social justice and human emancipation. This in turn, involves undertaking critical forms of research that can tease out, model and realise possible transformative acts of democracy, social justice and human emancipation in and through research.

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