Sofia Getzin

Sofia Getzin

Doctor of Philosophy
Researching and campaigning for a sustainable future

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Introduction
My research and teaching is at the interface of degrowth, education for sustainable development and transformative learning. As a campaigner I am committed to transforming societies for a just and sustainable future.

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The multiple crises of unsustainability are provoking increasing stress and unpleasant emotions among students. If higher education is to fulfill its mission to support transformation processes toward sustainable development, it must adapt its pedagogical approaches to help students deepen their critical thinking and empower them to engage in these...
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To contribute to sustainability transformations, learning and teaching at higher education institutions must become trans-formative. A group of experts met for a one-day workshop organized by the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (saguf) in December 2019 to discuss the challenges of sustainability-oriented transformative...
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Fulltext available at: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-184559; Economic growth was identified as a main cause of ecological damage and social exploitation more than four decades ago (Carson, 1962; Meadows et al, 1972; Gorz, 1980; WCED 1987; 14). Not only are the effects of economic growth imprinted on the ecological sphere, economic growth has also b...
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Die allgemeine Nachhaltigkeitsdebatte hat in den vergangenen Jahren durch den Degrowth-Diskurs eine wesentliche inhaltliche Erweiterung erfahren. Vielversprechende praktische Ansätze zur Umsetzung einer Postwachstumsgesellschaft existieren bereits. Allerdings ist der Diskurs in der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) bisher kaum angekommen. E...
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Understanding the response of young people towards climate change can help us creating sustainable societies. India represents 17,5% of the world’s population and thus has a major potential of anthropogenic impact on global emissions. This article introduces sections of an empirical study on climate change response of young people in India, exempla...
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Die Zusammenhänge von Wissen über den Klimawandel und tatsächlichen Handlungen stellen einen Fokus der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung im Globalen Norden dar. Um die Perspektive des Globalen Südens zu beleuchten, wurde in der vorliegenden Studie in einem rekonstruktiven Verfahren das Nachhaltigkeitsbewusstsein von Jugendlichen in Indien und Ghana empirisc...
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During a survey in September 2010 in Tjärnö, Sweden, we examined differences in the occurrence of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides at rocky shores. We sought to proof whether there were differences in the density of S. balanoides in habitats depending either on wave energy or on orientation of the rocks facing north and south respectively. Data...

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