Alumni Forum

The interactive forum links past, present and future Education for Sustainable Development Teacher Educators together to share practice, ideas and experiences of Education for Sustainable Development. It will link new participants to alumni of the Education for Sustainable Development programmes that have been run in the SADC Region, and will create a platform for sharing Education for Sustainable Development experience in the SADC Region.

We encourage Teacher Educators interested in Education for Sustainable Development to sign up to the Interactive Alumni Forum below.

Once you have joined the database, we will keep you informed of seminars, events and webinars that you can link into.

We will also keep records of forum activities on this platform, so visit it regularly for updates.

Alumni Forum

Wednesday 1/09  1st September 2021 Webinar 11:00 – 12:30
Alumni Feature: ESD in Formal Education Teacher Education and TVET Contexts
Speakers: Dr. Presha Ramsarup, Dr. Zintle Songqwaru, Ms. Iris Chimbodza, Ms.Taswika Kanasi).
Chair: Sindisiwe Malindzisa

The chair opened up the session and introduced the topic of discussion and the speakers.

Dr. Presha Ramsarup starts this alumni feature off with her look at framing the sustainability lens and working with understanding responses through  Technical and Vocational Education  System. Dr Ramsarup took us though the history of the TVET system, the systemic challenges facing South Africa and the green transition that is needed now. Ms. Iris Chimbodza presentation was on her experiences in the formal education sector as a teacher educator since 1991 and working with Belvedere College in Harare. Dr. Zintle Songqwaru focussed on ESD in formal education and how to integrate ESD into the curriculum. Ms. Taswika Kanasi looked at her perspectives and experiences in the context of TVET education in Botswana

Wednesday 8/09 8th September 2021 Webinar 11:00 – 12:30
Course Webinar: Alumni Feature: Living heritage, ESD and Quality Education
Speakers: Sibongile Masuku, Caleb Mandikonza, Daniel Sabai, Maite Zessner; David Kronlid
Chair: Charles Chikunda
The Chair opened up the session and introduced the speakers.

Dr. Sibongile Masuku opened the discussion to extrapolate on Cultural Heritage and dimensions of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This rich presentation take sus through different cultural idioms and expressions and ways of knowing in various Southern African cultures. Dr. Caleb Mandikoza looked at Cultural Heritage and Science Education and how to relate cultural heritage within science education curriculum. Dr Daniel Sabai RGM of Tanzania, looked deeply into how to conceptualise Living heritage and what are some of the bottlenecks that limit ESD within the school systems. Ms. Maite Zessner provided a visual journey with the community work she has done with ESD in schools and with living heritage. Prof David Kronlid provided insight into the four panellists work and how giving space to each experience provides a deep pedagogical value.

Wednesday 27/10 Webinar 11:00 – 12:30     
Course Webinar: Alumni Feature! ESD Scaling for Impact: The Journey from your Change Project to ESD Innovate at Global Level
Pannelists: Dr Shepherd Urenje and Mr. Preven Chetty  
Chair: Tiffany Banda
The Chair introduced the topic and the panellists.

Dr. Shepherd Urenje took us through his journey from local to regional to international scale with his work in ESD.Mr. Preven Chetty took us through a journey with working with ESD in national contexts and at the regional level.

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