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Main Title: Education for sustainable consumption through mindfulness training: Development of a consumption-specific intervention
Author(s): Stanszus, Laura
Fischer, Daniel
Böhme, Tina
Frank, Pascal
Fritzsche, Jacomo
Geiger, Sonja
Harfensteller, Julia
Grossman, Paul
Schrader, Ulf
Type: Article
Abstract: Several widespread approaches to Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) have emerged from the tradition of consumer information. A major shortcoming of such cognitive-focused approaches is their limited capacity to facilitate reflection on the affective processes underpinning people’s engagement with consumption. More holistic pedagogies are thus needed to increase the effectiveness of ESC. The concept of mindfulness has recently received growing attention in research on sustainable consumption, given its potential to address both cognitive and affective processes and to stimulate reflection on the drivers of often routinized consumption practices. Despite this recent interest, mindfulness has to date not been systematically connected to ESC. This paper provides a reflexive case study of the development of mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) specifically tailored to ESC (“BiNKA-training”). It elaborates the conceptual connections between mindfulness and ESC, offers insights into the process of adapting MBI to ESC and concludes with lessons learnt and an outlook on future work seeking to tap the potential of MBIs to form more holistic approaches to sustainability education.
Subject(s): education for sustainable consumption
mindfulness-based stress reduction
curriculum development
sustainable consumption
intervention design
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2017
Date Available: 4-Mar-2021
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-10387
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 370 Bildung und Erziehung
178 Konsumethik
158 Angewandte Psychologie
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01UT1416B, Bildung für Nachhaltigen Konsum durch Achtsamkeitstraining - Teilprojekt 2 der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg: Bildung für Nachhaltigen Konsum
Journal Title: Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability
Publisher: Versita
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/jtes-2017-0001
Page Start: 5
Page End: 21
EISSN: 1691-5534
ISSN: 1691-4147
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften » Inst. Berufliche Bildung und Arbeitslehre » FG Arbeitslehre / Ökonomie und Nachhaltiger Konsum
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