Resources

The Sustainability Starts with Teachers programme has a number of resources that can be used by teacher educators and policy makers.

Sustainability Starts with Teachers - Resources
Sustainability Starts with Teachers - Resources

Brochure

The CAP –ESD Brochure can be shared with others to inform them of the initiative.

Sustainability Starts with Teachers - Resources

Course Materials

The Sustainability Starts with Teachers Course Materials can also be downloaded for reference and for use by southern African teacher educators who want to orient themselves to the Sustainability Starts with Teachers programme.

The Change Project Guidelines provide guidance on how to plan an ESD Teacher Education Change Project

The Introduction and Orientation Text provides orientation to the SST Training of Trainers programme

Learning Action 1 provides orientation on how to undertake an ESD Policy, Context and Competences Review (Part 1 of the Change Project)

Learning Action 2 provides information on the Sustainable Development Goals, and critical issues that the SDGs are responding to in southern Africa. It provides guidance for reviewing local sustainable development issues in order to inform relevant teacher education responses.

Learning Action 3 provides guidance on transformative learning and transformative learning environments.  It offers tools and approaches for re-thinking teacher education and classroom pedagogy to address sustainability concerns.

Learning Action 4 provides guidance on how to design and try out assessment of significant learning in ESD. It offers an easy to use model for guiding transformative assessment practice.

Learning Action 5 offers guidance on Monitoring and Evaluation of Change Projects, and how to identify those elements of the Change Project that are worth scaling. It offers guidance on horizontal, vertical and functional scaling approaches.

E-learning library for practical activities

An e-learning library has been created which offers practical materials that can be downloaded for teacher education practices.  These can be downloaded and used by student teachers who are planning ESD teaching practices. The e-learning library holds resources that can be used by student teachers and teachers to teach ESD in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Schooling and TVET Education.

Useful videos for teaching practice

On this platform we will link to a number of short video clips that are useful to guide Education for Sustainable Development teacher education content and practice.

This video introduces you to international discussions on the future of Education for Sustainable Development.

This video introduces you to some of the key aspects of education and its role in sustainable development.

This video shares children’s views on a sustainable future, showing some implications for education for sustainable development.

This video gives an overview of the 2018 winners of the Japan Prize for ESD, including Namibia’s NaDEET programme.

This video introduces some of the principles and practices of Education for Sustainable Development.

This video shows why climate change education is important to shape sustainable development and how it works in practice.

This video shows how Education for Sustainable Development can help to resolve biodiversity challenges.

This video shows how Education for Sustainable Development can help to build resilience against disaster and risk.

We encourage teacher educators to share experiences of using these on the Interactive Alumni Forum, and also to make recommendations there for additional video clips that can be shared to support multi-modal teacher education practice.

Video clips on Education for Sustainable Development Change Projects

The Sustainability Starts with Teachers project is also making short video clips to share progress with the Change Projects:

This video briefly presents the Sustainability Starts with Teachers Change Project being developed in the Mary Mount Teachers College in Zimbabwe.

This video briefly presents the Sustainability Starts with Teachers Change Project being developed at the University of Namibia in Namibia.

This video briefly presents the Sustainability Starts with Teachers Change Project being developed in the Serowe College of Education in Botswana.

This video reports on the Zimbabwe Sustainability Starts with Teachers Change Project Peer Review Meeting hosted in Harare in 2019.