Ontology – Epistemology – Ah!

One thing you come across, sooner or later, during your PhD, is your definition of your ontological and epistemological stance. This topic is barely touched during an undergraduate or Master’s study. To be honest, I have found myself imperilled by this during my first year of my PhD. Enthusiastic and keen to start with myContinue reading “Ontology – Epistemology – Ah!”

The 7 Rs of Sustainability

Before I go into further detail with the actual actions we can take, I want to explain what sustainability is about, and what sustainability includes. In my blog post Why sustainability? I already explained, why we want and need to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. In this post, I will show the aspects ofContinue reading “The 7 Rs of Sustainability”

Why sustainability?

Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people. When I talk about sustainability, I mean environmental sustainability. My research focuses on pro-environmental behaviour,Continue reading “Why sustainability?”

What is this all about?

I am Kathrin and I am currently doing my PhD in Education at the University of Plymouth. I am in my second year and about to run a pilot study for my project. My research is about the influence of preschool gardening on preschooler’s pro-environmental behaviour. As a keen gardener and environmentalist I am interestedContinue reading “What is this all about?”