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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A)

    00014

    Finland

1983 …2020

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Description of research and teaching

Research mainly in environmental and sustainability education, transdisciplinary and phenomenon based learning, and education in the Anhropocene.

Teacher educator with courses in science education and sustainability education.

 

Curriculum vitae

Lili-Ann Wolff is Doctor of Education and Asssociate Professor in environmental education. She works as a lecturer in science education. Besides a master and doctorate in education, she has also graduated in science and philosophy.

Since the 1980s she has been involved in sustainability education and since the millennium shift in sustainability education research. Her training and work experience include educational leadership, planning, production of teaching materials and programs, and practical teaching (of all age groups). Likewise, she has written numerous and diverse articles, made evaluations, participated in policy work and performed research both alone and in several national and international project groups.

She has a long experience of international cooperation and networking as a member of many strategic working groups, and she has been engaged in politics on many levels. Her research interest is sustainability education from transdisciplinary and critical views combining education, philosophy, and history of science, natural sciences and arts.

Her doctoral thesis Nature and sustainability: An educational study with Rousseau and Foucault (2011) deals with the ethics of sustainability from a philosophical/historical view. It was awarded with the highest grade (laudatur/A). The topics of her forthcoming articles (2020-2021) are for example We have all been monkeys; Scientific literacy and social sustainability, Nature as aesthetic experience: How to engage small children, Learning in the Anthropocene, and Sustainable leadership: Non-affirmative education as a norm critical approach? 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Philosophy, Science

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Sustainability education
  • Science education
  • transdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Education policy
  • Environmental education
  • 611 Philosophy
  • Philosophy of education
  • Philosophy of science
  • Sustainability ethics
  • Environmental aesthetics
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Sustainability

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

An Issue of Scale: The Challenge of Time, Space and Multitude in Sustainability and Geography Education

Skarstein, F. & Wolff, L-A., 23 Jan 2020, In : Education Sciences. 10, 2, 18 p., 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Social sustainability and transformation in higher educational settings: A utopia or possibility?

Wolff, L-A. & Ehrström, P., 20 May 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 10, 21 p., 4176.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Species Learning and Biodiversity in Early Childhood Teacher Education

Wolff, L-A. & Skarstein, T. H., 3 May 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 9, 20 p., 3698.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

The Mission of Early Childhood Education in the Anthropocene

Wolff, L-A., Skarstein, T. & Skarstein, F., Feb 2020, In : Education Sciences. 10, 2, 21 p., 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Ilmiöoppiminen yhteistyönä Suomenlinnassa

Wolff, L-A., Kaihovirta, H., Schaffar-Kronqvist, B., Savijärvi, M., Wallinheimo, K., Mikander, P. & Slotte, A., Jun 2019, Maailmanperintö ja kulttuurikasvatus = World heritage and cultural education. Metsärinne, M., Heino, T., Korhonen, R. & Esko, M. (eds.). Rauma: Rauman Normaalikoulu Teacher Training School, p. 148-159 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Projects

Education for Sustainable Development in the Nordic Countries

Wolff, L., Jónsson, Ó. P., Bengtsson, S., Lyysgaard, J. A., Øyehaug, A. B. Ø., Didham, R. J. & Guðmundsson, B.

01/05/201931/12/2020

Project: Research project

EduAnt: Education in the Anthropocene

Wolff, L., Skarstein, T. & Skarstein, F.

15/01/2019 → …

Project: Research project

Sustainability in the Curricula

Wolff, L., Hofman-Bergholm, M. & Furu, A.

01/01/2018 → …

Project: Research project

LISMUS: Lit­er­acy and Sci­ence in mul­ti­cul­tural schools

Vuorenpää, S. & Wolff, L.

01/10/2017 → …

Project: Research project

Activities

Education Inquiry (Journal)

Lili-Ann Wolff (Reviewer)
May 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

NERA 2020 Rethinking the futures of education in the Nordic countries

Ólafur Jónsson (Speaker: Presenter), Bragi Guðmundsson (Speaker: Presenter), Anne Bergliot Øyehaug Øyehaug (Speaker: Presenter), Robert James Didham (Speaker: Presenter), Lili-Ann Wolff (Speaker: Presenter), Stefan Bengtsson (Speaker: Presenter), Jonas Andreasen Lysgaard (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Karlstad University (External organisation)

Lili-Ann Wolff (Board member)
Mar 2020Apr 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Reviewer of three abstracts for the TEPE 2020 Conference (Teacher Education Policy in Europe)

Lili-Ann Wolff (Participant)
Feb 2020Mar 2020

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Publishing sustainability research – what’s up?

Lili-Ann Wolff (Speaker: Presenter)
6 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Kestävän kehityksen pedagogiikka - teoriaa ja käytäntöjä

Anna Uitto, Lili-Ann Wolff, Seppo Saloranta & Anna Lehtonen

31/05/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ope osaa: Kestävän kehityksen pedagogiikka, teoria ja käytännöt

Lili-Ann Wolff

12/04/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Phenomenon basen learning/YLE news

Lili-Ann Wolff

27/11/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Fenomen på Sveaborg

Lili-Ann Wolff

04/04/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media