Biology, Art and Sustainability

Jan van Boeckel, Linda Jolly, Solveig Slåttli

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How can the teaching of biology contribute to sustainability education? The authors of this article suggest that their approach has the potential to increase the students' level of engagement with the natural environment. The scope of biology teaching can be widened by allowing room for more experience and art-based activities. Such a change may deepen and expand the learners' insights in natural phenomena, which in turn might foster or enhance an attitude of care-taking for the natural environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalArtizein: Arts and Teaching Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


  • biology teaching
  • sustainability education
  • engagement with nature
  • experienced based learning
  • art


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