Sustainability in (post) Anthropocene and models of spiritual formation: implications and challenges of working with children and families through pluriversal ontologies

  • Tang, F. (Speaker)
  • Karen O’Brein-Kop (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audienceInvited talk for an academic audience


This is a symposium presented to the European Congress of Qualitative Research conference at University Plymouth, January 2023.

This symposium seeks to explore the following research questions:
• In what way does a wider lens of global ontologies facilitate our understanding of sustainability?
• What do diverse cultural models of spiritual formation offer in combination and in application within education settings?
• What role does interdisciplinary research and collaborative work play in creating new knowledge around sustainability in education including early childhood and higher education?
• How can we come up for inspirations and challenges in the (post) Anthropocene to support the work with children, young people and families?
• What are the implications for now and future in the context of unstable conflicting national and international political, economic, socio-cultural climates?
Period12 Jan 202313 Jan 2023
Held atUniversity of Portsmouth
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • planetary wellbeing, sustainability, Anthropocene, plural ontologies, spiritual formation, posthuman lens