Responsible Living

Concepts, Education and Future Perspectives

  • Victoria W. Thoresen
  • Declan Doyle
  • Jorgen Klein
  • Robert J. Didham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Didham, Declan Doyle, Jørgen Klein, Victoria W. Thoresen
      Pages 3-12
  3. Advancing Norms and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Arthur Lyon Dahl
      Pages 27-40
    3. Marilyn Mehlmann, Miriam Sannum, Andre Benaim
      Pages 41-55
  4. Transforming Learning Environments and Educational Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jonas Greve Lysgaard, Niels Larsen, Jeppe Læssøe
      Pages 135-150
    3. Carme Martínez-Roca, Màrius Martínez, Pilar Pineda
      Pages 179-193
  5. Empowering Youth and Local Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Sigurd Solhaug Nielsen, Jørgen Klein
      Pages 217-232
    3. Robert J. Didham, Paul Ofei-Manu
      Pages 233-252
  6. Special Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Siri Wieberg Klausen
      Pages 275-283

About this book


Focusing on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles, this book examines developments over the last decade in relation to:

 -      the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewardship

  - research, projects and publications on education for responsible living

  - the creation and implementation of relevant teaching methods and materials

- policies on education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles

 - global processes for education on sustainable development


The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.


Active Learningq Education for Sustainable Development Responsible Living Sustainable Consumption and Production Sustainable Lifestyles

Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria W. Thoresen
    • 1
  • Declan Doyle
    • 2
  • Jorgen Klein
    • 3
  • Robert J. Didham
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Teacher Training and Natural SciencesUniversity College of HedmarkElverumNorway
  2. 2.School of Business and HumanitiesInstitute of Technology CarlowCarlowIreland
  3. 3.University College of HedmarkElverumNorway
  4. 4.Institute for Global Environmental StrategiesYokosukaJapan

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