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Main Title: Transforming Consumer Behavior: Introducing Self-Inquiry-Based and Self-Experience-Based Learning for Building Personal Competencies for Sustainable Consumption
Author(s): Frank, Pascal
Stanszus, Laura Sophie
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Despite growing educational efforts in various areas of society and albeit expanding knowledge on the background and consequences of consumption, little has changed about individual consumer behavior and its detrimental impact. Against this backdrop, some scholars called for a stronger focus on personal competencies, especially affective–motivational ones to foster more sustainable consumption. Such competencies, however, are rarely addressed within the context of education for sustainable consumption. Responding to this gap, we suggest two new learning formats that allow students to systematically acquire affective–motivational competencies: self-inquiry-based learning (SIBL) and self-experience-based learning (SEBL). We developed these approaches at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, since 2016, and applied them within the framework of two seminars called Personal Approaches to Sustainable Consumption. Conducting scholarship of teaching and learning, we investigated the potential of SIBL and SEBL for cultivating personal competencies for sustainable development in general and sustainable consumption in particular. Our results indicate that SIBL and SEBL are promising approaches for this purpose.
Issue Date: 2-May-2019
Date Available: 26-Aug-2019
DDC Class: 333 Boden- und Energiewirtschaft
Subject(s): personal competencies
sustainable consumption
education for sustainable development
scholarship of teaching and learning
self-inquiry-based learning
self-experience-based learning
Journal Title: Sustainability
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Article Number: 2550
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su11092550
EISSN: 2071-1050
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