Project Description

Sweden T-learning


Learning to scale t-learning in eco-schools

The Swedish team, through a focus on eco-schools (Green Flag schools in Sweden) are working across societal levels to scale key aspects of transformative learning innovations for sustainability. This involves examining experiences and identify how activities in the eco-schools programme in Sweden have are scaling climate change education in horizontal, vertical, organisational, social and other ways via content and pedagogy. Nexus issues are climate change, social change, democracy, ethics concerns and social movement. Methods include reflective mapping, creative re-drawing of boundaries, multi-level analysis, narrative work and developing philosophy for reflexive review of transgressive learning praxis.

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Team members:

Team Leader:

Associate Professor David O. Kronlid will lead the Swedish research team. He is scientific advisor for SWEDESD. He is leading the process of integrating the philosophical study and the case study, and, acts as representative for the Swedish case in the T-learning network. This includes to, together with other case leaders, integrate the theoretical insights in the other case studies.  David is also contributing to the ethics review team for the T-learning research case studies.


Dr Stefan Bengtsson is a post-doctoral scholar, and is leading the philosophical analysis of transgressive learning for the T-learning programme. Stefan’s research interests include the study of Education, Political Science, and Critical Theory.

Mr Alexander Hellquist is a researcher at SWEDESD, and will be conducing the Swedish Green Flag case study.

Local transformative knowledge network partners

The Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD) is the main implementing partner in Sweden. It is an inter-disciplinary Centre located in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Uppsala University. Research is focused on transformative learning in informal and formal contexts, including climate change education, learning for sustainable urban development and mainstreaming ESD in school systems and teacher education.

Keep Sweden Tidy (KST) and Green Flag (Sweden): Green Flag, existing from 1996, is run by the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation (KST). KST, founded in 1983 by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the company Returpack while originating in the Keep Nature Tidy campaign that was launched in 1963 by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, aims at creating public opinion that promotes recycling and combats litter through public awareness campaigns, awards and environmental education.

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