Globalisation and the Anthropocene: The Reconfiguration of Science Education for a Sustainable Future

Donald S Gray (Corresponding Author), Laura Colucci-Gray

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In this article we discuss current impacts on the planet as a result of techno-scientific developments and neo-liberal policy. We argue that science education has an important role to play in supporting society to respond to new challenges ahead. However there needs to be a change to the way in which science is introduced in schools to raise awareness of complex global interconnectedness and our embeddedness in the natural (and increasingly altered) planetary cycles. Such awareness changes how we view the practice of science and the way in which science is presented in schools. Drawing on recent literature, this paper will present an argument for the reconfiguration of science education for a sustainable future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-31
Number of pages17
JournalSisyphus - Journal of Education
Issue number3
Early online date29 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014



  • sustainability science
  • equity
  • democracy

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