Transforming academic knowledge and the concept of Lived Experience: Intervention Competence in an international e-learning programme: Francisca Pérez Salgado, Gordon Wilson and Marcel van der Klink
Transforming academic knowledge and the concept of Lived Experience: Intervention Competence in an international e-learning programme
Francisca Pérez Salgado1, Gordon Wilson2 and Marcel van der Klink3
Within sustainability issues climate change is recognised as one of the most challenging and defining for our future. However, the learning and teaching in this field is perceived by students as complex and contradictory, and it leaves them with uncertainties with respect to their professional practice. This chapter describes a solution to flaws observed in university programmes.
The concept of the Lived Experience explains the existence of several perspectives at the same time. It connects abstract and distant scientific knowledge with personal, local and cultural diversity. It treats epistemological diversity as a resource for social learning and holistic knowledge. The authors consider this concept to be important and perhaps even crucial for the domain of sustainability, where it can be used to expand knowledge and linking academia with professionals and citizens.