My interest concerns conceptual development, conceptual change and instruction in the social sciences (including environmental and geography education). Current work in this field is conducted together with PhD student Caroline Ignell, Dep of Education and Prof Peter Davies, University of Birmingham. As from 2011 I am Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning in the Social sciences (www.cesam.su.se/english) where research and education is being advanced. My research interests also concern communication and learning about environmental and sustainability issues. In particular, the interest focuses on learning about nature, society and the individual and the relationship between these. I am also researcher and associate professor at the Department of Education, member of the group on Conceptual Development, and working as researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre. A presentation of my work can be found as ‘White board talk’ video at the website of Stockholm Resilience Centre. Also, there is an interview in Formas’ journal, June issue, 2011 and in Swedish http://miljoforskning.formas.se/sv/Nummer/Juni-2011/Innehall/Temaartiklar/Prata-om-samhallet
A 4-year project is starting 2013 funded by the Swedish Research council, The climate change challenge. Solutions among students in economics, political science and law. The research programme addresses questions concerning the solutions students choose regarding environmental challenges and climate change and the role of knowledge and values of such choices. It is carried out in collaboration with Peter Davies, University of Birmingham, and, Andreas Duit, Dep of political science, David Langlet, Dep of law, and, Astri Muren, Dep of economics, Stockholm University. http://www.cesam.su.se/english/research/research-projects/the-climate-change-challenge
Another project also funded but the Research Council in which I am involved is, Global Survey of Learning, Participation and Ecosystem management in Biospehere Reserves. It is managed by Andreas Duit, Dep of political science. Other participants are Lisen Schultz and Örjan Bodin, Stockholm Resilience Centre. http://www.statsvet.su.se/English/Research/glean.htm
Publications Books Krasny, M., Lundholm, C. & Plummer, P. (2011). Resilience in social-ecological systems: the roles of learning and education. London: Routledge.
http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/education/educational-news/12-6-2010-revamping-environmental-education.html Rickinson, M., Lundholm, C. & Hopwood, N. (2009). Environmental Learning. Insights from research into the student experience. Dortrecht: Springer. http://www.springer.com/education/book/978-90-481-2955-3
Sternäng, L. & Lundholm. C. (2012). Climate Change and Costs: Investigating Chinese Students’ Conceptions of Nature and Economic Development. Environmental Education Research, 18, 417-436. http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/education/educational-news/1-24-2012-dilemma-what-dilemma.html
Davies, P. & Lundholm, C. (2012). Students’ understanding of socio-economic phenomena: conceptions about the free provision of goods and services. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33, 79-89.
Sternäng, L. & Lundholm, C. (2011). Climate change and morality: Students’ perspectives on the individual and society. International Journal of Science Education, 33(8), 1131-1148.
Lundholm, C. (2011). Society’s response to environmental challenges: citizenship and the role of knowledge, In Factis Pax, 5, 80-96.
http://www.infactispax.org/journal Lundholm, C & Plummer, R. (2010). Resilience and Learning: A Conspectus for Environmental Education. Special issue ‘Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: the Role of Learning and Education’. Environmental Education Research 16 (5-6) 645-663. Schultz, L & Lundholm, C. (2010). Learning for resilience? Exploring learning opportunities in Biosphere Reserves. Special issue ‘Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: the Role of Learning and Education’. Environmental Education Research 16 (5-6) 665-672. Rickinson, M. & Lundholm C. (2008). Exploring Students’ Learning Challenges in Environmental Education. Cambridge Journal of Education, 38, 3, 341-353. Lundholm, C. (2007). Pricing nature at what price? A study on undergraduate students’ conceptions of economics. South African Journal of Environmental Education. Special issue Learning in a Changing World, 24, 126-140. Chapters in books
Lundholm, C. & Davies, P. (2013). Conceptual Change in the Social Sciences. In Vosniadou (Ed.). International Handbook of Conceptual change. (pp. 288-304). New York: Routledge. 2nd edition. www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415898836
Lundholm, C., Hopwood, N. & Rickinson, M. (2013). Environmental learning: Insights from research into the student experience. In Brody, M., Dillon, J., Stevenson, R., & Wals, A. (Eds.). International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. (pp. 242-251). New York: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415892391
Lundholm, C. (2010). Lärandets rationalitet och komplexitet/ The rationality and complexity of learning. I Lundholm, Petersson & Wistedt (Red). Begreppsbildning i ett intentionellt perspektiv/Conceptual development from an intentional perspective. (13-21). Stockholm: Stockholm universitets förlag. http://www.suforlag.se/1100/1100.asp?id=3887 Lundholm, C. (2008). Discourse, cause and change: A study on economics students’ conceptions of child labour. In Öhman, J. (Ed.). Ethics and Democracy in Education for Sustainable development. Contributions from Swedish Research, (pp. 109-122) Stockholm: Liber.