Facilitating networked science education leadership to promote an open and sustainable school culture

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Science education has over the past years gained a growing focus and plays an important role in school development especially regarding education for sustainability. This paper asks how educational leadership can facilitate a sustainable, collaborative school culture at different levels of the educational system. We build on the Danish national centre of NAFA as well as a new case study from 2022 of a science program in the lower secondary education in a Danish public school, which indicate that aspects such as trust and equity are important for the perception of the facilitation of collaboration. We argue that science education leadership is equally complex and important in facilitating meaningful collaboration, to create student-centered learning. With this paper we seek to add to the research field of science education leadership by offering perspectives on what sustainable leadership could look like going forward to strengthen school collaboration and students’ learning.
Translated title of the contributionFacilitering af netværksledelse i naturvidenskabelige uddannelser for at fremme en åben og bæredygtig skolekultur
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023
EventConference of the European Science Education Research Association: Connecting science education with cultural heritage - Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 28. Aug 20231. Sept 2023
Conference number: 15


ConferenceConference of the European Science Education Research Association
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  • science education
  • science education leadership
  • educational collaboration


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