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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

Life, Living and Lifelessness in Taxidermy
Luanne Meehitiya, Dawn Sanders, Jill Hohenstein
Natural History Dioramas-Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes. Scheersoi A., Tunnicliffe S. (red.), Cham, Switzerland, Springer Nature, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Bortom ”Plant Blindness”: Att se växternas betydelse för en hållbar värld
Dawn Sanders, Eva Nyberg, Bryndis Snæbjørnsdóttir, Mark Wilson, Bente Eriksen et al.
Resultatdialog_VR_2019, Stockholm, Vetenskapsrådet, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Taking a different View: Ecology across Borders
Dawn Sanders
Keynote Presentation from Science Communication Strand at : Embedding Ecology in Sustainable Development Goals Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

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

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

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Educational Voices in Botanic Garden Histories: From Luca Ghini to Lilian Clarke
Dawn Sanders
Gardens and Society, Leiden, Clusius Foundation and National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book



Murderous Plants: Victorian Gothic, Darwin and Modern Insights into Vegetable Carnivory
M.W Chase, M. J. M Christenhuez, Dawn Sanders, M. F Fay
Botanical journal of the Linnean Society, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Nature of Experience: Engaging Special Needs Learners Through the Natural World
Dawn Sanders, J Duemler, E Hartman
Practical Research for Education, Journal article 2009
Journal article


Botanical gardens as places of sociability and meeting places for amateurs and professionals: Balancing the interplay between botanic gardens and schools
Dawn Sanders
Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes Special Issue Designing Botanical Gardens: Science, Culture and Sociability, Journal article 2008
Journal article

School councils as an arena for pupils’ participation in collaborative environmental education projects
Dawn Sanders, M Carlsson
Participation and Learning: Perspectives on Education and the Environment, Health and Sustainability, Springer-Verlag National Foundation for Educational Research,UK, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book


Making Public The Private Life of Plants: The contribution of informal learning environments
Dawn Sanders
International Journal of Science Education, Journal article 2007
Journal article


Secondary School Students’ Participation in School Grounds Improvement: Emerging findings from a study in England
Dawn Sanders
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, Journal article 2005
Journal article

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