State education, petro-pedagogy and Environmental Justice

Throughout this academic year the Education and Environmental Justice (EEJ) steering group has been engaging with a wide range of conversations about the relationships between educational systems, environmental issues and social justice. In our second set of reading group + seminar sessions, we delved into the links between environmental justice and state education through an exploration of the notion of ‘petro-pedagogies’.

Education and Environmental Justice: Hydro-hegemony and liminality

Mainstream media has given much attention to both the youth movements on the climate crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement over recent years. Readers will doubtless be aware of how these two movements intersect, including through critiques of groups like Extinction Rebellion’s white middle class privilege, and the problematic nature of using a term like the Anthropocene to label this era.