Sustainability as Transformative Learning 2019/2020 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2019, Mixed, 25 %, Campus

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 19 January 2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-31002 Cancelled

Language of Instruction: Swedish

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Final school grades (60 %) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40 %)

Entry Requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11250

About the course:

Sustainable development as a wicked issue requires radical changes in how we teach and learn, as well as how we work together and relate to each other. This course presents different approaches to sustainability education and learning, and takes a pluralistic and process-oriented approach to sustainable development as a wicked issue. You will have the opportunity to critically engage with contemporary discourses on sustainable development, reflecting on the respective opportunities and challenges with these discourses.

The course invites you to engage with alternative approaches to sustainability education and learning, and to engage with you in a constructive way in order to reflect on what is a meaningful with each approach. The course deals with sustainable development as content, as well as with sustainability competencies and pedagogic/didactic principles for education and transformative learning for sustainable development. It aims to equip you with skills useful in working with a wide range of learning and collaborative processes: in formal and informal education, in inter-/trans-disciplinary settings, in communities and at workplaces.

More information


SWEDESD - Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development

Campus Gotland, Cramérgatan 3 62157 Visby

Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, 62167 Visby

Telephone: 018-471 8200