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Phumeza Peteni- Mzayidume

Phumeza Peteni- Mzayidume

Phumeza Peteni- Mzayidume

 

Masters Research title:  A study of sustainability concepts, pedagogy and assessment practices in the ‘Enjoy Economics’ Grade 12 textbook.                                   

Phumeza’s study seeks to explore how sustainability concepts, pedagogical processes and assessment practices are represented in the Grade 12 ‘Enjoy Economics’ textbook. It will also explore the context, policies and mechanism of the textbook development and the choices made by authors in its development. Her study is informed by the Fundisa for Change national network of environmental educators that has a three- fold focus, namely know your subject, improve your teaching and improve your assessment.  After completing her studies Phumeza says she intends to, “organise Economics teachers in East London area so that they can meet regularly, at least once a month and plan the way forward in terms of teaching the same topic and discuss areas of complexity within the syllabus”.

Commenting on how she is using her research in her teaching practices, Phumeza said she is beginning to note that in order for her to be able to impart meaningful knowledge to learners, she needs to start by empowering herself. The knowledge on sustainability and education for sustainable development is new to many teachers, so teachers need to be well-informed about it first. Phumeza says her motive to use FundisaForChange as her research focus stemmed from the fact that the project has the potential to contribute to the international education for Sustainable Development (ESD) agenda. The form of education and knowledge interests of Fundisa for Change programme resonate with an ESD interest in learning content outcomes, pedagogy and the learning environment.   

 

Supervisor :Ingrid Schudel                         

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