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Birgitta Nordén
Senior Lecturer

The purpose of my research is to highlight how a global dimension could be created in education and teaching towards sustainability. A special attention is paid to how the implementation process locally interacts with a global context. The variation of knowledge formation for sustainable development in global-local settings is studied. `Global Learning for Sustainable Development´ (GLSD) is introduced. My Doctoral Thesis Learning and teaching sustainable development in global-local contexts is available here!

2019-2020 I continue to collaborate with my colleagues on educational development and research thanks to the Swedish Institute for Educational Research on Opening up new spaces for preschool education in a diverse and migrating world.

Region Skåne has approved funding for my new research project (2019-2020) for educational development on how to improve learning and teaching of sustainability challenges and opportunities Varför ska jag göra något för miljö och hållbarhet? Och, hur?.

Researcher & Senior Lecturer in Educational Sciences & Science Education, Ph.D in Education. ResearcherID: J-1555-2016 samt ORCID: 0000-0001-9613-8132

Faculties and departments

Department of Natural Science, Mathematics and Society pil show
Faculty of Education and Society pil show

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, Orkanen, E404
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
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Learning and teaching SD in global-local contexts
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Publications at Universities
Graduate Research School on Education and SD
From student to [YMP] teacher in Swaziland
International (In-)formal Teacher Network CEI
GLOBAL FORUM for Environmental Education
Informal Teacher Network CEI/SE - a Swedish branch
My field of Research & Educational Development
Climate Gathering - bringing the voice of youth
  • Publications

  • Last publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    2019 | Artikel i tidskrift
    South/North Perspectives on Global Learning for Sustainable Development
    Nordén Birgitta, Avery Helen

    2019 | Konferensbidrag
    Transitions Towards an Unknown Future
    Nordén Birgitta, Avery Helen

    2019 | Konferensbidrag
    Educate the Educators
    Nordén Birgitta

    2019 | Konferensbidrag
    Becoming a Swedish Preschool child
    Åkerblom Annika, Harju Anne, Nordén Birgitta, Avery Helen

    2019 | Konferensbidrag
    Teacher Education in Nordic and Southern African countries towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
    Nordén Birgitta

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  • Nordén, B. (2016-12-07). Transdisciplinary teaching for sustainable development in a whole school project. Environmental Education Research at

    Nordén, B. (2014). Global Teaching and Learning towards Sustainable Development. Sino-Swedish Excellence Seminar at South China Normal University in Guangzhou. Challenges for sustainable economic growth: Challenges for sustainability education. Presentation, October 27, 2014.

    Nordén, B. (2014). Sustainability Teaching Beyond Disciplines with a Global Dimension. Global Learning for Sustainable Development: Teachers’ work and teacher education. School of Education Science and Administration at Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, Yunnan, China. Presentation, October 31, 2014.

    Referee reviewed: Nordén, B. (2014). Making a Common Agenda: Environmental and Sustainability Education with Teaching and Learning Approaches for Global Action. Global issues in ESE. Network: 30 ESER (Environmental and Sustainability Education Research) in EERA/ECER 2014. The Past, the Future and Present of Educational Research in Europe, Porto University, Porto, September 3. Paper presentation.

    Nordén, B. (2014). Environmental and Sustainability education: How do we achieve transdisciplinary teaching? Caretakers of the Environment International (CEI) 2014 Conference: Nature, Future and Culture, Yilan, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. July 6-12, 2014.

    Nordén, B. (2014). Teaching and learning in global settings: developing transitions for meaning-making. A research workshop via the Institute of Education and Society at the Faculty for Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg, March 19, 2014. Paper presentation.

    Nordén, B. (2014). Sustainability Teaching Beyond Disciplines with a Global Dimension. Network 19 (Teachers’ work and teacher education) at NERA/NFPF 2014. Education for sustainable development, Lillehammer University College, March 7, 2014. Round Table presentation.

    Nordén, B. (2014). ESD via Transdisciplinary Teaching Approaches. Network 5 (The Curriculum Research Network) at NERA/NFPF 2014. Education for sustainable development, Lillehammer University College, Norway, March 7, 2014. Paper presentation at

    Referee reviewed: Nordén, B. (2014). Through Global Learning and Teaching Towards Sustainability. Presenterat på COPERNICUS Alliance Conference. Leadership in a Changing World: Higher education, sustainability and the new global action programme on ESD. University Leadership for Sustainability: Teaching and learning for sustainability, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK, January 10, 2014.

    Member of the Editorial board of Journal of Swedish Educational Research [Pedagogisk Forskning i Sverige] 2012-2017, MAlmö University.

    Doctoral students´ representative in the Board of FUN-ped (since 2010 - 2016), Malmö University.

    Doctoral student representative in the National Board of GRESD (since 2010 - 2015), Uppsala University (coordinating) .

    REWARDS: 1. Terre de Femmes 2009 (Helsingborg); 2. Region Skånes Miljöpris 2007 (Kristianstad); 3. Lunds Miljöpris 2002; 4. Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) IT-prize for schools, 1977 (Stockholm).

    Chair & Founder of the Swedish branch of the Caretakers of the Environment International (CEI/SE), an international network for teachers and students (age 14-19 years) since 1994 and ongoing.

    President of the Caretakers of the Environment International (CEI) since 2008 - 2016. (

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