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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Environmental and sustainability education
  • Risk, compliance, and creativity in education
  • Mobilities and policy conflict

Biography

Kathleen Aikens is a postdoctoral fellow in Education Futures. She researches environmental and sustainability education in schools and other learning contexts. She is interested in the intersections of (policy) conflict, digital media, and environmental education. Kathleen’s research approach is collaborative, focused on the wellbeing of communities and schools, and, ultimately, aims to support a more equitable and sustainable future.

Kathleen came to Monash in May 2019 from the University of Saskatchewan where she spent six years as a researcher with the Sustainability and Education Policy Network, an international network of academics and practitioners committed to advancing sustainability in formal schooling. 

Kathleen is involved in a number of projects through her appointment with Education Futures, including gender equity in STEM education, learning environments in K-12 schools, and creativity and critical thinking in higher education. 

Kathleen is committed to academic work that makes a difference in professional communities, from research dissemination to professional development. In Canada, she served as committee member of the nationally award-winning program, Student Action for a Sustainable Future (SASF, 2014-2019). From 2015-17, she served as chair of a “citizen-expert” advisory committee, which supported the local municipality in setting ambitious climate targets. 

Research area keywords

  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Education Policy

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

A national census of sustainability in k-12 education policy: implications for international monitoring, evaluation, and research

Beveridge, D., McKenzie, M., Aikens, K. & Strobbe, K. M., 2019, In : Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy. 188, p. 36-52 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Policy conflicts on the move: a ‘mobilities’ case study of neoliberal postsecondary policy

Aikens, K. & Hargis, K., 2 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Education Policy. 34, 1, p. 22-43 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Environmental and sustainability education policy research: a systematic review of methodological and thematic trends

Aikens, K., McKenzie, M. & Vaughter, P., 2018, Environmental and Sustainability Education Policy: International Trends, Priorities and Challenges. Van Poeck, K., Lysgaard, J. A. & Reid, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 265-291 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Environmental and sustainability education policy research: a systematic review of methodological and thematic trends

Aikens, K., McKenzie, M. & Vaughter, P., 2 Apr 2016, In : Environmental Education Research. 22, 3, p. 333-359 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

How we came to inhabit these spaces: reflections on the role of place in our individual and collective journeys as emerging sustainability scholars

Aikens, K., Maina, N. M., Bogdan, A-M. & Shahadu, H., Feb 2016, In : Journal of Sustainability Education. 11, 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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