Stefan Bengtsson

project coordinator at SWEDESD - Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development

+4618-471 8413
Visiting address:
Villavägen 6
SE-752 36 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala

Affiliated researcher at Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH); Global Health Research on Implementation and Sustainability

Visiting address:
MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 2 tr
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Akademiska sjukhuset
751 85 UPPSALA

Keywords: learning education sustainable development

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Stefan Bengtsson (PhD) is currently working as a researcher focusing on issues of sustainability in education. He has been national coordinator for ESD in Sweden and is currently deputy link convenor for the Environmental and Sustainability Education network of the European Education Research Association. In parallel to his academic work, he has been providing technical assistance to international efforts to address sustainability and gender issues in education, in particular in the East and South-East Asian context.


My work is focused on understanding the conditions of possibility of change in and through education and learning. In efforts to give meaning to these conditions, I have been drawing on critical curriculum studies (Englund, Popkewitz), political theory (Laclau), and especially continental philosophy (Derrida, Foucault). In my latest work, I focus on reconceiving the conditions of learning and education in the context of the Anthropocene, aiming to translate the realist ontology of Object-oriented Ontology (Harman, Morton) into an educational context. My analytical work is focused on a qualitative analysis of educational processes as well as education policy. In particular, I have worked with post-foundational comparative education research policy analysis.


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