Skatescape in the making: developing sustainable urban pedagogies through transdisciplinary education

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This paper introduces transdisciplinary collaboration between Tampere University, a skateboarding high school, and the Hiedanranta urban district developed as a real-life laboratory of sustainable urban development. We explore the pedagogical dimensions of the collaboration by drawing from the theoretical perspective of ‘positive recognition’ and conceiving the Hiedanranta skatescape as a ‘boundary object’. The paper suggests urban environments as boundary objects that enable productive collaboration between various actors when informed by pedagogies of positive recognition. The proposed value of this approach lies in binding together multistakeholder governance and transdisciplinary learning, including capacity to encourage novel forms of sustainable agency.
Period15 Nov 2021
Event titleThe 6th Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute Annual Conference: Education and Sustainable Development Goals, 15 -17
Event typeConference
Conference number6
Degree of RecognitionInternational

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  • Scientific