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Sebenza intern signed on for this five-day, level 5, 26-credit course which Lindie Buirski, head of education at the Environmental Resource Management department had asked WESSA SustainEd to run for them. While most run educational programmes weekly few had insight into the philosophical and psycho-social underpinnings of this work. Therefore the course provided useful perspectives and a range of approaches that can only enrich their efforts in future. Mature and motivated they took part enthusiastically, readily taking the lead when needed. We covered a range of activities on and beyond the itinerary including:

1.       Card matrix – situation/ approach

2.       Presentation – educational orientations (history, impact on EE, criticism)

3.       Self-guided (WESSA) interpretative trail of the WESSA commons, follow-up task and response discussion with regard to workplace realities and challenges. (farm workers, community members etc)

4.       Key EE principles and goals crossword activity

5.       Personal orientations ( technocratic, pragmatic, anthropocentric etc) and discussion

6.       Guided investigation of local wetland system and worksheet

7.       Readings mind-mapping and ensuing open discussion

8.       Sustainability commons tour – energy focus

9.       Bloom’s Taxonomy presentation

10.   Ken Robinson creativity in education film

11.   Presentation on educational divergence and links to EE

12.   Educational Metaphors.

13.   Creating Questions to provided answers related to readings

14.   Case study role play for evaluation practice

15.   Teacher Learning Supplementary Materials display

Despite cold and sometimes wet weather we had both indoor and outdoor sessions with inputs from WESSA colleagues and volunteers. Food was warming, selected with sustainability principles in mind and healthy.

Article and photos courtesy from Patrick Dowling, WESSA.

 

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