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Dawn Sanders

Senior lecturer

Dawn Sanders
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 2177

Room number: B4 431b
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 41120 Göteborg

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2244
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Dawn Sanders

Associate Professor

I am working across the art/science interface and how such ways of working might allow us to create new attentional frames in teaching and learning contexts towards plants and notions of "plantness". My other main research interests involve a) the literary imagination as an extension of environmental aesth/ethics b) contemporary affordances of victorian taxidermy in natural history museums particularly in didactical contexts concerning life and death.

Current Research:

Beyond Plant Blindness: Seeing the Importance of Plants for a Sustainable World

Funding: The Swedish Research Council, Dnr 2014-2013
Period: 2015-2017

Herbaria 3.0

Herbaria 3.0 uses the concept of the herbaria to provide historical context for exploring the lives of plants and their shared history with humans. As part of the project, our multi-disciplinary team has created an interactive website, collecting stories that address the question: “Where can a plant take you?”  https://herbaria3.org
Seed Box research area: Multispecies stories


Teacher Education (Biology Didactics)

International Masters in Educational Research Methods

PhD Methods Course 3 Course Leader

PhD (CUL) Bruner


Plants, 'plant blindness', Outdoor Learning, Botanic Gardens, School Gardens, Plant Didactics, Carnivorous Plants, Taxidermy, Literary Imagination, Aesthetics, Death, Affordances

Selected Publications Lincs

Research group at the department

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Latest publications

Standing in the Shadows of Plants
Dawn Sanders
Plants, People, Planet, Editorial letter 2019
Editorial letter

Trapped in Time: Lingering with "Plantness"
Dawn Sanders
Plants, People, Planet, Editorial letter 2019
Editorial letter

Life, Living and Lifelessness in Taxidermy
Luanne Meehitiya, Dawn Sanders, Jill Hohenstein
Natural History Dioramas-Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes, Gewerbestrasse Switzerland, Springer Nature, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Seeing Green : The Climbing Other
Dawn Sanders
Why Look At Plants: The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art, Rotterdam: Netherlands, Brill, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Att se växter
Eva Nyberg, Anna Maria Hipkiss, Dawn Sanders
Nordisk forskningskonferens om miljö- och hållbarhetsutbildning 25-26 oktober 2018, Örebro universitet, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Navigating nature, culture and education in contemporary botanic gardens
Dawn Sanders, Amy Ryken, Katherine Stewart
Environmental Education Research, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Plant Biology
Dawn Sanders, Dan Jenkins
Teaching Biology in Schools: Global Research, Issues and Trends, London and New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Dawn Sanders, Bente Eriksen
Eighth European Botanic Garden Congress Lisbon May 7-11 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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On trying to understand life as Plant
Dawn Sanders
SLSA2017, 9-12 November in Tempe, Arizona, USA , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Beyond Plant Blindness: Seeing the importance of plants for a sustainable world (Poster)
Dawn Sanders, Eva Nyberg, Bryndis Snæbjørnsdóttir, Mark Wilson, Bente Eriksen et al.
State of the World's Plants Symposium, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew May 25 - May 26 2017, Poster 2017

Windows on a changing world: Using children's literature as an aesth/ethical trope in early years education for sustainability
Dawn Sanders
Ethical Literacies and Education for Sustainable Development, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Bortom 'Plant Blindness': Att se växternas betydelse för en hållbar värld: Preliminära resultat och implikationer
Dawn Sanders, Eva Nyberg, Anna Maria Hipkiss, Irma Brkovic
Presentation vid Utbildningsvetenskapliga fakultetens samverkanskonferens Forskning Pågår, Göteborg, 31 oktober 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Observations and perceived experiences in two non-formal learning environments.
Anna Maria Hipkiss, Eva Nyberg, Dawn Sanders
45th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), 23-25 March 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


Seeing things for themselves: Jacqueline Palmer, Natural History Educator 1948-1960
Dawn Sanders
Journal of Natural History Education and Experience, Journal article 2016
Journal article


Darwin-Inspired Learning
Carolyn Boulter, Michael Reiss, Dawn Sanders
Rotterdam, SENSE, Edited book 2015
Edited book

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