Om slöjdämnet och sociala aspekter av hållbarhet

  • Stina Westerlund Umeå universitet, Sverige


This essay is about social aspects of sustainability in sloyd in Swedish compulsory school, against the backdrop that this knowledge area is perceived as difficult to teach by teachers. Drawing on previous research from differing fields, implications for teaching and learning are discussed in relation to students’ emotional experiences and to the role of materials and sloyd artefacts in social interaction. While interaction between the student and the material/artefact is at the core of sloyd, education for social sustainability, as a new challenge, requires new approaches for teaching.

Author Biography

Stina Westerlund, Umeå universitet, Sverige

Institutionen för estetiska ämnen

sloyd, social sustainability, textile work, containment, emotional practice