Business as unusual through dislocatory moments
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This paper describes in detail how a dislocatory moment can open up for a change of logic and why such moments are important in educational practice when ‘making a difference’ and ‘thinking and acting independently’ are educational objectives. Drawing on discourse theory (Laclau, Glynosand Howarth), an analytical framework was designed to analyse the emergence and closure of a dislocatory moment and to show how such a moment can change a logic. Applied to a case of business education for sustainability, the results illustrate the importance of a dislocatory moment for students engaged in a sustainability assignment and highlights the role of the teacher in the emergence and closure of that dislocatory moment. The results are discussed in relation to concerns that environment and sustainability education risks contributing to ‘business as usual’ rather than a more sustainable future, which suggests that researchers and teachers should acknowledge and pay attention to dislocatory moments in educational practice as opportunities for ‘business as unusual’.
classroom, discourse, poststructuralism, economics, education for sustainable development
Didactics Environmental Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject Environmental Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-29406DiVA: diva2:899311
Som manuskript i avhandling. As manuscript in dissertation.2016-02-012016-01-292016-03-03Bibliographically approved