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Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka

Prof Heila Lotz Sisitka

 

Contact details:

 

Name:  Heila Lotz-Sisitka

Phone:  + 27 (0)46 6038390

Email:  h.lotz@ru.ac.za

Qualifications:  B.Prim Ed (JP) (University of Port Elizabeth), B.Ed (Hons), D.Ed (University of Stellenbosch)

Biography

Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka works in the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University in the Faculty of Education, where she holds a South African National Research Foundation Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways. The Chair’s work focusses on ways in which transformative learning and green skills learning pathways can strengthen people’s participation in securing more socially just and sustainable forms life and living. It foregrounds collective agency for transformative change in society. Professor Lotz-Sisitka has a background in critical research methodologies and a long standing commitment to furthering and extending participation in education. Her current research interests focus on the relationship between environmental learning, agency and social-ecological and social system transformation.  

Professor Lotz-Sisitka served as Director of the Environmental Learning Research Centre for fifteen years, and as Editor in Chief of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education for 13 years. She has produced over 130 publications, and has supervised 26 PhDs and 57 Masters scholars. She has National Research Foundation rating as an internationally recognized social science researcher. She has served on numerous national and international research and policy programmes including as Scientific Director of the World Environmental Education Congress in 2007, member of the UNESCO International Reference Group on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) and the UNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities and Global Universities Partnership for Environment and Sustainability (2004-current). Currently she is Principal Investigator for an International Social Science Research Programme focusing on Transformations to Sustainability with emphasis on “Transgressive social learning and social-ecological systems change in times of climate change’.  Professor Lotz-Sisitka has been nationally and internationally recognized for her to capacity building and transformation of education in southern Africa through various awards. She serves as co-editor of the internationally acclaimed Journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.

Recent publications (2016) include a co-edited Routledge book on ‘Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change’; a paper reviewing three generations of critical theory and implications thereof for ESD research for the ‘International Handbook on Education for Sustainable Development Research in Higher Education’, and a paper focusing on ‘Transformative, Transgressive Learning in Times of Systemic Dysfunction’ in the Current Opinion on Sustainability (COSUS) journal.  In early 2017 a second co-edited book on ‘Schooling and Sustainable Development in Africa’ will be published by Springer

 

Research Rating

In 2016 Professor Lotz-Sisitka obtained a B2 Rating from the National Research Foundation. The definition of a B category is “Researchers who enjoy considerable international recognition by their peers for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs”.

Publications 

Professor Lotz-Sisitka has produced 133 publications to date, including 35 internationally peer reviewed journal articles, 12 journal editorial papers, 31 book chapters, 24 monograph publications, 31 books and other research reports.

Internationally and Nationally Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

 

  1. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B., Mukute, M., Pesanayi, T., Chikunda, C., Kachilonda, D. (under review).  Transgressing the Norm: Transformative agency expressions in southern African environmental learning case contexts.  Special Issue:  Critical case studies of non-formal and community learning for sustainable development.  International Review of Education.
  2. Rosenberg, E., Ramsurup, P., Lotz-Sisitka, H., & Gumede, M. (Accepted for publication).  Building Capacity for Green, Just and Sustainable Futures – A New Knowledge Field Requiring Transformative Research Methodology. Journal of Education (DHET accredited journal, impact factor unknown).
  3. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016. “Reviewing strategies in/for ESD policy engagement: Agency reclaimed?” Journal of Environmental Education. Vol 47. Iss. 2, 2016.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2015.1113915. Impact Factor (IF) 1.033
  4. Vallabh, P., Lotz-Sisitka, H., O’Donoghue, R. & Schudel, I. 2016. “Mapping epistemic cultures and learning potential of citizen science projects”. Conservation Biology. Volume 30, No. 3, 540–549.  IF 4.267
  5. Mandikonza, C. & Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. (2016). Emergence of Environment and Sustainability Education (ESE) in Teacher Education Contexts in Southern Africa: A Common Good Concern. Educational Research for Social Change (ERSC) 5 (1), 107-130 (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)
  6. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B., Belay, M., Mphepo, G., Chaves, M., Macintyre, T., Pesanayi, T., Wals, A., Mukute, M., Kronlid, D., Tran, D., Joon, D., McGarry. D. (2016)  Co-designing research on transgressive learning in times of climate change. Current Opinion on Sustainability. 20, 50-55. IF: 4.658
  7. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B., Wals, A.E.J., Kronlid, D., & McGarry, D. 2015.  “Transformative, transgressive social learning: rethinking higher education pedagogy in times of systemic global dysfunction”. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 16, 73–80. IF: 4.658 
  8. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012/13.  “Conceptions of Quality and ‘Learning as Connection’: Teaching for Relevance”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 29, 25-38.  (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)
  9. Togo, M. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2013. “Exploring a systems approach to mainstreaming sustainability in universities: A case study of Rhodes University in South Africa”. Environmental Education Research Journal, 19 (5), 673-693. ISSN: 1350-4622. IF 1.374
  10. Cundill, G., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Mukute, M., & Belay, M., Kulundu, I. & Shackleton, S. 2014. “A reflection on the use of case studies as a methodology for social learning research in sub Saharan Africa”.  Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 69 (2014), 39–47.  IF 0.635
  11. Mukute, M. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012. “Working with Cultural Historical Activity Theory and Critical Realism to Investigate and Expand Farmer Learning in South Africa”. Mind, Culture and Activity, 19, 4, 342-367. IF 1.2 
  12. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2011. “Teacher Professional Development with an Education for Sustainable Development Focus in South Africa: Development of a Network, Curriculum Framework and Resources for Teacher Education”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 29, 30-70. (DHET Accredited, IF unknown) 
  13. Ellery, K. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2011. “Integrating scholastic and practice-centred epistemologies in a post-graduate professional degree”. South African Journal of Higher Education, 25(4), 710- 724.  (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)
  14. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2010. “Education for Sustainable Development and retention: unravelling a research agenda”. International Review of Education, 56, 207-220.  (DHET Accredited Journal, IF unkown)
  15. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2010. “Changing social imaginaries, multiplicities and ‘one sole world’: reading Scandinavian environmental and sustainability education research papers with Badiou and Taylor”.  Environmental Education Research Journal, 16(1), 133-142. IF 1.374
  16. Lotz-Sisitka, H., Ellery, K., Olvitt, L., Schudel, I. & O’Donoghue, R. 2010. “Cultivating a scholarly community of practice: Towards intellectual community”. Acta Academia, 130-150. (DHET Accredited Journal, IF unknown)
  17. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2009. “Sigtuna think piece 8: piecing together conceptual framings for climate-change education research in southern African contexts”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 2009. 26, 81-92.  (DHET Accredited Journal, IF unknown) 
  18. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2009. “Why ontology matters to reviewing environmental education research”. Environmental Education Research Journal, 15(2),165-175. IF 1.374      
  19. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2009. “How many declarations do we need? Inside the drafting of the Bonn declaration on education for sustainable development”. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 3(2), 205-210.  (not accredited)
  20. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2009. “Epistemological access as an open question in Education”. Journal of Education, 46, 57-79. (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)         
  21. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2008. “Utopianism and educational processes in the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 13 (1), 134-152.  (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)
  22. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2008.  “Viewpoint Paper: Reading conference recommendations in a wider context of social change”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 25, 191-198.  (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)
  23. Lotz-Sisitka, H., Lupele, J. & Ogbuigwe, A. 2007.  “Translation processes in the design of an Education for Sustainable Development Innovations Course for universities in Africa”.  Journal of Education for Teaching,  33 (2), 157-176. IF: 2.754 
  24. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2007.  “Think Piece:  An opening dialogue with think pieces and feature articles on Learning in a Changing World in this journal”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 24, 8-18. (DHET Accredited, IF unknown) 
  25. Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Schudel, I.  2007.  “Exploring the practical adequacy of the normative framework guiding South Africa’s National Curriculum Statement”.  Environmental Education Research Journal (Special Edition). 13 (2), 245-264. IF 1.374
  26. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2006.  “Participating in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainability:  Voices in a southern African consultation process”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 23, 10-33. (DHET Accredited, IF unknown)
  27. O’Donoghue, R. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2006.  “Situated environmental learning in southern Africa at the start of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 22 (1), 105-113.
  28. O’Donoghue, R. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. “Towards a better grasp of what matters most in view of the post’s”. Environmental Education Research Journal, 11 (4), 445-454.  IF 1.374 
  29. Lotz-Sisitka, H., Raven, G. 2004.  “Learning through cases:  adopting a nested approach to case-study work in the Gold Fields participatory course initiative”.  Environmental Education Research Journal, 10(1), 67-88. IF 1.374 
  30. O’Donoghue, R., Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2002.  “Insights on the Gap”.  Environmental Education Research Journal, 8(3), 261-271. IF 1.374
  31. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2002.  “Weaving Cloths:  Research Design Decisions in Contexts of Transformation”.  Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7(2), 101-124.
  32. Lotz-Sisitka, H., Burt, J.  2002.  “Being Brave:  Writing environmental education research”.  Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 7 (1), 132-151.
  33. Lotz, H. 1999.  “Environmental Education and Training in Industry:  Changing orientations and practice?”  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 19, 3-13. (DHET Accredited Journal, IF unknown)
  34. Lotz, H. & Robottom, I. 1998.  “Environment as Text.  Initial insights into some implications for professional development in environmental education”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 19-28. (DHET Accredited Journal, IF unknown)
  35. Lotz, H. 1995.  “Resource materials development in environmental education: Exploring some of the myths and tensions in participatory resource development in the We Care Primary project”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education. 15, 78-90.  (DHET Accredited Journal, IF unknown)

 

Editorial Papers

 

1.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2014. “Editorial: Perspectives on transformations in learning and education”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 30, 6-9.

2.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012/13.  “Editorial: Methodology, Context and Quality”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education. 29, 6-9.

3.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2010.  “Editorial”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education,  27, 7-10.

4.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Kronlid, D. 2009. “Editorial: environmental education research in the year of COP 15”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 26, 7-18.

5.   Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2008.  “Editorial: Environmental education and educational quality and relevance. Opening the debate”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 25: 5-11. 

6.   Lotz-Sisitka, H.; Robottom, I. & O’Donoghue, R. 2007.  “Editorial”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 24: 5-7. 

7.   Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2006. “Tracing actors, actants and relational dynamics in environmental education research”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 23: 5-9. 

8.   Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. “Situated culture, ethics and new learning theory: Emerging perspectives in Environmental Education research”. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 22: 5-10. 

9.   Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2004.  “Rhizomatic connections”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 21: 5-11.

10.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2004. “Guest Editorial:  Environmental education research and social change: Southern African perspectives”. Environmental Education Research Journal, 10(3): 291-295. 

11.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2004.  “Guest Editorial:  Stories of Transformation”.  International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 5(1), 8-11.

12.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Obol, C., Nhamo, G. 2003.  “The policy-in-practice nexus”.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 20: 5-8.

 

Books and chapters in books

 

1.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. & Lupele, J. 2017.  “ESD, Learning and Quality Education in Africa: Learning Today, for Tomorrow”.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B., Shumba, O., Lupele, J. & Wilmot, D. (Eds). 2017. Schooling and Sustainable Development in Africa.  Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-45989-9

2.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016. “Education and the Common Good”. In Jickling, B. & Sterling, S. (Eds).  Re-making Education: Beyond sustainability.  Palgrave Mc Millan. 

3.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016. “Decolonising as Future Frame for Environment and Sustainability Education. In Corcoran, P. & Weakland, J. (Eds).  Envisioning Futures for Environment and Sustainability Education.  Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers. 

4.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016. “Absenting absence: expanding zones of proximal development in environmental learning processes.” In Price, L. & Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. (Eds). Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change. London: Routledge. Pp. 318-339. ISBN 978-1-138-02519-6.

5.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Price, L. 2016. “Why critical realism, environmental learning and social-ecological change? Introducing the book”. In Price, L. & Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. (Eds). Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change. London: Routledge. Pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-1-138-02519-6

6.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Agbedahin, A.V., & Hlengwa, A. 2015.  “‘Seeding Change’: Developing a change-oriented model for professional learning and ESD in higher education institutions in Africa”. In Lotz-Sisitka, H., Naituli, G., Hlengwa, A., Ward, M., Salami, A., Ogbuigwe, A., Pradhan, M., Neeser, M., & Lauriks, S. (Eds). Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in  African Universities: Stories of Change. Grahamstown: Rhodes University, Environmental Learning Research Centre. Pp. 16-32. ISBN: 987-0-86810613-7.

7.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2014. “We must start with our own children: Reflectively researching intergenerational leadership for social justice, education, and sustainability”. Pp. 43-64. In Corcoran, P.B. & Hollingshead, B. (Eds). Intergenerational Learning and Transformative Leadership for Sustainable Futures. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Press. ISBN:  978-90-8686-252-8

 8.  Kronlid, D. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2014. “Learning as climate change adaption capability”. Pp. 75-106. In Kronlid, D (Ed). Climate Change Adaptation and Human Capabilities. USA: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-43627-6

 9.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Fien, J. & Ketlhoilwe, M. 2013.  “Traditions and new niches: An overview of environmental education curriculum and learning research”.  In Stevenson, R., Brody, M., Dillon, J. & Wals, A. (Eds) International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. New York: AERA/Routledge. Pp. 194-205.  ISBN: 978-0-230-53555-8

 10.Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2013.  “Curriculum research in environmental education”. In Stevenson, R., Brody, M., Dillon, J. & Wals, A. (Eds) International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. New York: AERA/Routledge. Pp. 191-193. ISBN: 978-0-230-53555-8

11.Lotz-Sisitka, H. and Togo, M. (2013) The Unit-based Sustainability Assessment Tool and its use in theUNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership. In: CairoS., Leal Filho, W. and Jabbour, C. (eds.). Sustainability Assessment Tools in Higher EducationInstitutions - Mapping trends and Good Practices around the world. London: Springer. p.259- 291.ISBN: 9783319023748

12.Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2011. “Knowledge questions associated with the public health and climate change relation: some implications for universities in southern Africa”. Climate Change, Adaptation and Higher Education: Securing our Future. SARUA Leadership Dialogue Series. Volume 2, no. 4. www.sarua.org pp. 101-116. ISBN: 978-0-9869903-1-1

13.Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2011. “The ‘event’ of modern sustainable development and universities in Africa”. Higher Education in the World 4. Higher Education’s Commitment to Sustainability: from understanding to action. Palgrave Macmillan: Global University Network for Innovation. Pg. 41-56. ISBN: 978-0-230-53555-8

14.Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Le Grange, L. 2010. “Climate Change Education in a Context of Risk and

Vulnerability”. In Irwin, R (Ed). Climate Change and Philosophy. London. Continuum. Pp. 145-161. ISBN 9781441186867

15.Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2009. “Climate injustice: how should education respond?”. In: Kagwa, F. & Selby,  D. (Eds) Education and climate change: living and learning in interesting times. Routledge. New York/London. First Edition. (4), 71-88. ISBN: 0203866398.   

16.Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2009. “Insights from an environmental education research programme in South Africa”. In: Learning/work: turning work and lifelong learning inside out. HSRC Press. Cape Town. First Edition.  (25), 351-363. ISBN: 9780796922830.      

17.Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2009. “Utopianism and educational processes in the United Nations decade of education for sustainable development”. In: Young people, education and sustainable development. Wageningen University Press. Wageningen. First Edition. 43-62. ISBN: 9789086860937.      

18.Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Olvitt, L. 2008. “South Africa: Strengthening responses to sustainable development policy and legislation”.  In Fien, J.; Maclean, R., & Park, M-G. (Eds) Work, Learning and Sustainable Development. Opportunities and Challenges.  Springer / UNEVOC. Pp. 319-328. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8193-4.

19.Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Raven, G. 2008.  “South Africa: Applied competence as the guiding framework for environmental and sustainability education”. In Fien, J.; Maclean, R., & Park, M-G. (Eds) Work, Learning and Sustainable Development. Opportunities and Challenges.  Springer / UNEVOC. Pp. 309-318: ISBN: 978-1-4020-8193-4. 

20.Lotz-Sisitka, H. & O’Donoghue, R. 2008.  “Participation, situated culture and practical reason”. In Reid, A.; Bruun Jensen, B.; Nikel, J.; & Simovska, V. (Eds). Participation and Learning – Perspectives on Education and the Environment, Health and Sustainability. Springer.  Pp. 111-127. ISBN: 978-1-4020-64-15-9. 

21.O’Donoghue, R., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Asafo-Adjei, R., Kota, L. & Hanisi, N. 2007.  “Exploring learning interactions arising in school-community contexts of socio-ecological risk”. In Wals, A. (Ed). Social Learning towards a More Sustainable World. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers. Pp. 435-449. ISBN: 978-90-8686-031-9. 

22.Olvitt, L., Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Schudel, I. 2007.  “Using the Earth Charter as a thinking tool and talking point: Reflections on environmental education courses”. In Valela, M. (Ed). Good Practices using the Earth Charter. Paris: UNESCO. Pp. 137-141. ISBN: 978-9977925-54-7. 

23.Lotz-Sisitka, H., Schudel, I., O’Donoghue, R., & Irwin, P. 2007.  “Schools and sustainability in South Africa: Piloting a reflexive model for accredited in-service teacher education”.  In McKeown, R. Good Practices in Teacher Education Institutions. Education for Sustainable Development in Action. Good Practices No. 1 – 2007.  Paris: UNESCO. Pp. 47-54. (No ISBN) 

24.Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Lupele, J.  2006.  “Curriculum transformation in Higher Education institutions. Some perspectives from Africa”.  In Holmberg, J & Samuelson, B. (Eds) Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Higher Education. UNESCO, Paris, 2006: 49-54 (No ISBN)

 25.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2006.  “Engaging ambivalence. Environment in South Africa’s new National Curriculum Statement”. In Fihlo, W. (Ed). Innovative Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. pp. 147-152. ISBN: 3631-55311-0.

26.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. “Enabling environmental and sustainability education in South Africa’s national curriculum: Context, culture and learner aspirations for agency”.  In Chi-Kin Lee, J. and Williams, M. Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability. Cultural Contexts. New York: Nova. Pp. 321-335. ISBN: 1-59454-945-1. 

27.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005.  “Environmental education and training in industry”. In Loubser, C. (Ed). Environmental Education: Some South African Perspectives. Pretoria: Van Schaik. Pp. 162-173. ISBN: 0-62702550-1. 

28.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Irwin, P. 2005.  “A history of environmental education in South Africa”. In Loubser, C. (Ed). Environmental Education: Some South African Perspectives. Pp. 33-56. ISBN: 0-62702550-1.

29.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Timmermans, I. & Ward, K. 2005. “Improving rural education:  Lesson plans, school improvement and learning actions with Eco-Schools”. In Le Roux, C (Ed). Our Environment, Our Stories. Pretoria: UNISA. Pp. 29-45. ISBN: 0-620-33833-4.

 30.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2004.  “Curriculum deliberation amongst adult learners in South African community contexts at Rhodes University”.  In Blaze Corcoran, P. & Wals, A.  (Eds). Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability.  Problematics, Promise and Practice. Dordrecht:   Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp 319-334. ISBN 1-4020-2026-0. 

31. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2004.  “Social science as a form of social praxis:  A review of a selection of environmental education research in southern Africa”.   In Azeiteiro, U.; Goncalves, F.; Fihlo, W.; Pereira, M. (Eds).  World Trends in Environmental Education.  Frankfurt:  Peter Lang Publishers.  Pp 123-152. ISBN: 13-631-51810-2.

 

Monograph Publications

  1. 1)    Lotz-Sisitka, H., Pesanayi, T., Weaver, K., Lupele, C., Sisitka, L., O’Donoghue, R., Denison, J., Phillips, K. 2016. Water use and food security: Knowledge dissemination and use in agricultural colleges and local learning networks for home food gardening and smallholder agriculture. VOLUME 1:  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT.  WRC Research Report No. 2277/1/16. 198 pp.

    2)    Lotz-Sisitka, H., Pesanayi, T., Weaver, K., Lupele, C., Sisitka, L., O’Donoghue, R., Denison, J., Phillips, K. 2016. Water use and food security: Knowledge dissemination and use in agricultural colleges and local learning networks for home food gardening and smallholder agriculture. VOLUME 2: ACTION ORIENTED STRATEGY.  WRC Research Report No. 2277/1/17. 45 pp.

    3)     Burt, J., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Rivers, N., Berold, R., Ntshudu, M., Wigley, R., Stanford, M., Jenkin, T., Buzani, M. & Kruger, E.  2014.  The role of knowledge in a democratic society: Investigations into mediation and change oriented learning in water management practices.  WRC Project Report K5/2074/1. 184 pp

    4)   Urquart, P. & Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2014.  Climate Change Counts. Strengthening university contributions to climate compatible development in southern Africa.  Knowledge Co-Production Framework.  Johannesburg: SARUA. 349 pp. (www.sarua.org). ISBN: 978-0-9922354-0-6

    a)    NOTE:  This overview report is accompanied by 12 country case study reports (see www.sarua.org) all of which were co-authored by myself and Penny Urquart (Lotz-SIsitka & Urquart a,b,c,d,e,f & Urquart & Lotz-Sisitka a,b,c,d,e,f) being country reports for South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique (each report is between 80-100pp)

    5)    Cundill, G., Shackleton, S., Sisitka, L., Ntshudu, M., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Kulundu, I. & Hamer, N. 2014.  Social Learning for Adaptation. A descriptive handbook for practitioners and action researchers.  Grahamstown: Rhodes University / IDRC / RULIV.

    6)    Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2012. (Ed) (Re)Views on the social learning literature.  A Monograph for Social Learning Researchers in Natural Resources Management and Environmental Education. Howick: SADC REEP. ISBN: 978- 1- 919991-81-8. 88 pages.

    7)     Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Lupele, J. 2012.  Learning today for tomorrow. Education for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Howick. SADC REEP.  ISBN: 978-1-919991-83-2. 55 pages.

    8)     Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Burt, J.  2006.  A critical review of participatory practice in Integrated Water Resource Management.  Pretoria: Water Research Commission (160pp). ISBN: 1-77005-388-3.

    9)    Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2002.  “Curriculum patterning in environmental education:  A review of developments in formal education in South Africa”.  In Janse van Rensburg, E.; Hattingh, J.; Lotz-Sisitka, H.; O’Donoghue, R.  (Eds). 2002. EEASA Monograph:  Environmental Education, Ethics and Action in Southern Africa.  Pretoria:  EEASA / HSRC; pp 97-120. ISBN: 0-7969-2001-X

    10)  Janse van Rensburg, E.; Hattingh, J.; Lotz-Sisitka, H.; O’Donoghue, R.  (Eds). 2002.  EEASA Monograph: Environmental Education, Ethics and Action in Southern Africa.  Pretoria:  EEASA / HSRC. 174pp. ISBN: 0-7969-2001-X

    11)  Lotz-Sisitka, H.; Janse van Rensburg, E. 2000.  Learning for Sustainability Contextual Profile.  Johannesburg: Learning for Sustainability Project/ Ibis. 120pp. ISBN: 1-919875-04-2

    12)  Janse van Rensburg, E;  Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2000.  Learning for Sustainability Monograph:  An environmental education professional development case study informing education policy and practice.  Johannesburg: Learning for Sustainability Project / Ibis. 120 pp. ISBN: 1-919875-03-4.

     

Other relevant research outputs:  Books, short papers & research reports 

1.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B., Shumba, O., Lupele, J. & Wilmot, D. (Eds). 2017. Schooling and Sustainable Development in Africa.  Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-45989-9 

2.  Price, L. & Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016. (Eds). Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change. London: Routledge. 363pp. ISBN 978-1-138-02519-6.

3.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Naituli, G., Hlengwa, A., Ward, M., Salami, A., Ogbuigwe, A., Pradhan, M., Neeser, M., & Lauriks, S. (Eds). Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities: Stories of Change. Grahamstown: Rhodes University, Environmental Learning Research Centre. 281pp. ISBN: 987-0-86810613-7. 

4.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2014. “Radically reshaping higher education for the future”. SciDev.Net. 02/04/14. http://www.scidev.net/global/education/opinion/radically-reshaping-higher-education-for-the-future.html 

5.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. / Southern African Development Community Regional Environmental Education Programme (SADC REEP). 2012. Learning together for a Sustainable Future: 15 years of Swedish-SADC co-operation. Howick: SADC REEP. ISBN: 978-1-919991-82-5. 96 pages 

6.  Mukute,M., Marange, T., Masara, C., Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Pesanayi, T. 2012. Future Capacity Building: Capacity Assessment for Environmental Policy Implementation. Howick: SADC REEP.  ISBN: 978-1-919991-80-1. 64 pages. 

7.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Olvitt, L., Gumede, M.,  & Pesanayi, T. 2006a.  History and Context of ESD in Southern Africa: Supporting participation in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Howick. SADC REEP.  68pp. ISBN: 1-91999-1-45. 

8.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Gumede, M., Olvitt, L., & Pesanayi, T. 2006b.  Partnerships, Networking & ESD in Southern Africa: Supporting participation in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Howick. SADC REEP. 25pp. ISBN: 1-91999-1-44-1.

9.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Olvitt, L., Gumede, M. & Pesanayi, T. 2006c.  ESD Practice in Southern Africa: Supporting participation in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Howick. SADC REEP. 77pp. ISBN: 1-91999-1-46-8. 

10.  Lotz-Sisitka, H., Olvitt, L., Gumede, M. &  Pesanayi, T. 2006d.  Policy Support for ESD in southern Africa: Supporting participation in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Howick. SADC REEP. 42pp.  ISBN: 1-91999-1-47-6. 

11.  Jickling, B.; Lotz-Sisitka, H., O’Donoghue, R. & Ogbuigwe, A.  2006.  Environmental Education, Ethics and Action: A workbook to get started. (Translated into French, Spanish, and Italian) Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme. 48 pp.  ISBN: 978-92-807-2656-5. (with over 30 000 electronic downloads to date).

12.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005.  Lessons Learned:  Institutionalising environmental learning in the General Education and Training Band. Pretoria.  Howick: Department of Education / Share-Net. 28 pp. ISBN: 1-919991-14-X

13.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. Synthesis Report. A summative profile of the National Environmental Education Project for General Education and Training and its outputs. Howick: Department of Education / Share-Net. 22pp. ISBN: 1-919991-20-4. 

14.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2004. Positioning southern African Environmental Education in a Changing Context. Howick: SADC REEP/Share-Net. 74 pp. ISBN: 1-919991-06-9. 

15.  Russo, V. &  Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2003.  Development, use and adaptation of learning support materials.  A source book for practitioners.  Howick: SADC Regional Environmental Education Programme.  (2000 copies printed; Translated into Portugese). 70 pp. ISBN: 1-874891-83-4

16.  Irwin, P. & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2002. Forming Partnerships: Insights from Southern Africa. Roots: Botanic Gardens Education for Sustainability.  25: 21-25.  

17.  Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Raven, G. 2001.  Active learning in OBE: Environmental Learning in South African Schools. Research Report of the National Environmental Education Programme – GET Pilot Research Report. Pretoria:  Department of Education. (1000 copies printed and distributed nationally).  120pp. ISBN: 1-874891-71-0. 

18.  Lotz, H.  (Ed).  1999.  Sourcebook: Curriculum frameworks in environmental education. Howick:  SADC Regional Environmental Education Programme.   (More than 3000 copies printed to date and distributed in the SADC region). 97 pp.  ISBN: 1-874891-65-6.

19.  Lotz, H.,  Tselane, T. & Wagiet, R.  1999. Curriculum 2005:  Developing Learning Programmes for the phase organiser ‘environment’Pretoria:  Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (3000 copies printed and distributed nationally).  40 pp. ISBN: 0-7970-3734-9.

20.  Janse van Rensburg, E.  & Lotz, H. (Eds).  1998.  Enabling environmental education as a cross curricular concern in outcomes based learning programmes. A Discussion Document.  EECI/ Share-Net:  Howick. (3000 copies printed and disseminated nationally). 55 pp.  ISBN: 1-874891-54-0.

21.  Robottom, I.,  Lotz-Sisitka, H.,  Mabunda, K., Reddy, C., Mphaphuli, S., Makou, T., Le Grange, L., Neluvhalani, E. & Madisikwane, K.  1999.  Educating for Socio-Ecological Change: Case studies of changing practice in South African Institutions.  Australia/South Africa Institutional Links Project. Rhodes University / Deakin University. Grahamstown. 64 pp. (no ISBN) 

22.  Lotz, H. & Boltt, G.  1998.  Evaluation and monitoring of the role of course mediation and course materials in semi-distance teacher education programmes:  A case study of two outcomes-based teacher education programmes in environmental education.  HSRC/EECI Research Report. HSRC. Pretoria. (no ISBN) 

23.  Lotz, H. 1996.  UCT Primary Education Project research report no.2. Evaluation Report of the Environmental Education section of the Junior Primary Studies Course.  Primary Education Distance Learning Project, University of Cape Town. (no ISBN)

 

In 2004 and 2005 Professor Lotz-Sisitka co-authored or lead authored the following publications for the NationalEnvironmental Education Project for General Education and Training (published as NEEP-GET outputs).These are all based on the formative monitoring and evaluation reporting that was conducted for thisproject over a period of 4 years: 

1.   NEEP-GET. 2004. Learning and teaching support materials and their use. Howick. Department of Education / Share-Net. (co-author). 62 pp. ISBN: 1-919991-02-6. 

2.   NEEP-GET. 2004.  Lesson planning for a healthy environment.  Howick. Department of Education / Share-Net. (lead author) (1000 copies of this book were printed. Within a month, the book went into reprint, and a further 1000 copies of the book has been printed. Since then over 4000 copies of this book have been printed and distributed). 62 pp. ISBN: 1-919991-04-2. 

3.   NEEP-GET. 2004.  Partnerships to support environmental learning. Howick. Department of Education / Share-Net. (co-author). 46pp. ISBN: 1-919991-03-4. 

4.   NEEP-GET. 2004.  Enabling an environmental focus in Foundation Phase learning programmes. Department of Education. Pretoria. (lead author).  68 pp. ISBN: 1-919991-03-5.

5.   NEEP-GET. 2005.  A Critical Dialogues Monograph:  Building capacity for environmental learning in South Africa’s education system.  Openings for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Howick: Department of Education / Share-Net. (lead author). 74 pp. ISBN: 1-919991-17-4. 

In 2008 Professor Lotz-Sisitka led the research for, and authored the UNEP Report on the first phase of the MainstreamingEnvironment and Sustainability in African Universities Programme, and in 2015 I led the research for,and authored the Africa Environmental Education and Training Strategy for AMCEN and UNEP. 

6.   UNEP. 2008.  Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership Programme.  Report on Phase 1 (2004-2008).  Nairobi: UNEP.

 7.   UNEP/ AMCEN. 2015.  Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (2015-2025):  Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa.  Nairobi: UNEP/AMCEN.

 Professor Lotz-Sisitka also led the research for, and authored the South African Environmental Sector Skills Plan for the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2010. 

 8.   DEA. 2010.  Environmental Sector Skills Plan for South Africa: A systems approach to human capacity development in the environmental sector.  Pretoria: DEA.

 

Research Grants

 

Professor Lotz-Sisitka has have raised and managed various national and international research grants totaling ZAR 68.5 million since 2004 - including: 

2016-19:                        International Social Science Council (ISSC) Transformations to Sustainability grant for research on ‘Transgressive learning in times of climate change’ – to establish a transformative knowledge network across 9 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe – (ZAR 13.5 Million) over 3 years. 

2016-20:                       NRF Tier 1 SARChi Chair in Global Change and Social Learning Systems – focus on transformative learning and green skills learning pathways research (ZAR 13 Million for five years, with potential renewal to 15 years).

2015-2018:                    Development Bank of South Africa Green Fund Grant for a research and capacity development programme for Green Skills System Capacity Development in South Africa (ZAR 6.5 Million for three years).

2014-16:                        National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Grant for Fundisa for Change curriculum research over 3 years – Multi-institutional partnership with 5 South African universities (ZAR 1.7 Million). Programme started in 2014.     

2013-16:                        Water Research Commission (WRC) Research Grant over 3 years focusing on the dissemination of water knowledge produced by the WRC (ZAR 1.9 Million).         

2013-16:                        Conservation, Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) research grant over 3 years focusing on human capacity development in the Biodiversity                                            sector (ZAR 3 Million).  

2013-16:                        GreenMatter / Lewis Foundation grant for research and development of the Fundisa for Change teacher education programme (which includes funds for a co-ordinator who is also completing a PhD)                                                        (ZAR 3 Million).  Through this programme, we have raised an additional ZAR 5 Million for the offering of inservice teacher education programmes.

2013-14:                       Research grant from the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Programme and UNEP to produce the Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan for 2015-2025. (ZAR 0.2 Million). Successfully                                           completed.

2012-14:                        Sandisa Imbewu research funding for the ELRC to strengthen its publishing programme and outputs, and consolidate the 20 years of research undertaken in the Chair. (ZAR 1.0 Million). Successfully completed.

2013-14:                        Research funding from CDKN to contribute to the research and lead authoring of the Southern African Universities Association research on university responses to climate compatible development and the                                              production of a knowledge co-production framework for the SADC region (ZAR 0.45 million). Completed successfully.

2008-14:                        Funding to research, develop and implement an International Training Programme for universities in Africa focusing on Education and Sustainable Development in Higher Education (implemented in partnership with CHERTL and UNEP)  (ZAR 4 Million) Completed successfully. 

2008-14:                       South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Research Partnership Grant over 6 years (ZAR 2.7 Million) for research on workplace learning and sustainability practices, and learning pathways for critical and scarce skills – involving a research programme that is linked to 5 national universities and SAQA’s research directorate.  Successfully completed.

2012-14:                       South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) research and project development grant on heritage and social learning for sustainable development (ZAR 2.4 Million). Completed successfully, extended with  a further ZAR 0.5 Million in 2013. Completed successfully. 

2012-13:                        UNESCO ESD research grant to produce a national case study on Climate Change Education in South Africa (ZAR 0.5 Million). Completed successfully.

2011-13:                       Water Research Commission (WRC) Research Grant over 3 years (ZAR 1.1 Million) for social learning in the water sector.  Completed successfully.

2010-13                        South African Netherlands Partnership for Academic Development (SANPAD) Research Grant on Social Learning and Community Based Natural Resources Management (ZAR 0.6 Million). Completed successfully.

2005-12:                        SADC REEP Research Programme Management Grant over 5 years (ZAR 2 Million) - involving co-ordination of a research programme with 10 Universities in SADC, and research in 10 southern African countries. Completed successfully. 

2009:                            Research grant from DEAT to assist with the development of an Environmental Sector Skills Plan over 1 year (ZAR 1.5 Million) – involving a research partnership with DEAT staff.  Completed successfully. 

2004 - 2006:                 Water Research Commission Research Grant over 2 years (ZAR 1.1 Million) – involving a multi-disciplinary research team from 3 faculties and 1 NGO. Completed successfully.

2007 - present:              A ZAR 2 Million Scholarship Trust Fund Grant from Murray & Roberts and Gold Fields – for environmental education scholars at RU – ongoing.

2002 - 2006:                 DANIDA Formative Monitoring and Evaluation Research Grant for the SA National Environmental Education Research Programme over 4 years (ZAR 1 Million) – involving a consortium of 5 national universities. Completed successfully.

2004 - 2007:                 NRF Research Grant over 5 years (ZAR 250 000) – own research programme.  20 M.Ed studies. Completed.

 

 

Invited international conference contributions (keynote addresses / plenary presentations)

 

1.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. Pesanayi, T. & Chikunda, C. 2016.  “Building Commoning Activity.  Navigating power relations in CHAT Expansive Learning Research in the building of two commoning activities in rural South Africa”.  Part of a three hour symposium panel on the generation of transformative agency as a learning process in social movements and grassroot cooperatives (Led by Engeström, Y. & Sannino, A).  International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Singapore, 7-9 June 2016.

2.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016.  “Transformative Learning in Times of Climate Change: Taking us beyond new public management regimes?”  Keynote address at the SANORD Conference, Uppsala University, 7-9 September 2016, Sweden.

3.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016.  “University Educators as Social Learners?”.  Keynote address at the Copernicus Alliance: University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) Conference, Gibraltar, 28 June 2016. 

4.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016.  “Traversing the GAP with transformative learning. Plenary panel presentation”. International Conference on Education and the Sustainable Development Goals, Ahmedabad, India, 11-15 January 2016

5.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2016. “Meaning Making in Transformative Processes”. Plenary Framing Talk. KLASICA (Knowledge, Learning and Societal Change International Research and Action Alliance), Institute for Advanced Studies in Sustainability. 8-9 February, Potsdam, Germany.                                                                                                                    

6.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2015.  Keynote address: “‘With people and planet in mind’. Expanding human activity for sustainability and equity through transgressive learning and social change”. World Environmental Education Congress, Gothenberg, Sweden, June 2015.

7. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2014.  “Mainstreaming environment and sustainability in African Universities”. Invited plenary presentation at the Global Universities Partnership for Environment and Sustainability Forum, Nagoya, Japan, 8 November 2014.

8.  Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2014.  Plenary Presentation:  General Report on the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development. UNESCO, 10-12 November, Nagoya, Japan. (I served as the General Rapporteur for this conference).

9. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2014. Plenary Paper: “Education for Sustainable Development. A regional perspective from Africa”.  International Association of Universities Conference: Blending Higher Educaiton and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development.  Iquitos, Peru. 19-21 March 2014. (Abstract published in conference programme)

10. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2013. Plenary Paper: “Education for Sustainable Development and the Post-2015 Agenda”.  GIZ Post-2015 Agenda International Dialogue. Bonn, Germany,  November 2013. (not published)

11. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2013. Panel Presentation:  “Curriculum transformations towards sustainability in Higher Education”.  World Science Forum, Rio De Janeiro, November 2013. (published in Sci-Dev on-line) 

12. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2013. Panel Presentation: “Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Education and Training Systems”. Global South-South Development Expo 2013. Academia Partnership Forum. UN Complex, Gigiri, Nairobi.  31 October 2013. (Summary published in meeting proceedings)

13. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2013. Keynote Paper: “Greening our education and training systems for a transition to ‘real’ green economies and sustainable societies”. 31st Annual Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa, Malawi, 11-13 September 2013. (Paper being considered for SAQA monograph) 

14. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2013. Panel Presentation / Thematic Paper: “Knowledge production processes and an ethic of the future”.  World Environmental Education Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, May 2013. (Abstract published in conference documentation)  

15. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2013. Plenary Paper: “The wider context of democracy and political development and the shaping of educational responses”.  Environmental and Health Education International Invitational Seminar, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, May 2013. (Paper currently being developed into a book chapter). 

16. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2013. GUPES Side Event Plenary Paper:  “Curriculum Innovation and ESD in Higher Education”.  World Environmental Education Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, May 2013. (Summary and presentation slides published in the meeting proceedings).

17. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2012. Opening plenary presentation. “Development and the African University: An intellectual and social history of African Universities”. Mainstreaming Environment and Suitability in African Universities (MESA) High Level meeting. Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. 20 - 22 November 2012. (Summary published in the UNEP MESA materials). 

18. Lotz-Sisitka, H. & Hlengwa, A. 2012. Thematic Paper: “Seeding change: Reflexive professional development and morphogenesis in a higher education International Training Programme”. International Association for Critical Realism Conference. Rhodes University, Grahamstown. South Africa. July 2012.  (Published as a project report, currently being developed into a paper for wider publication).

19. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2012. Plenary Paper:  “Experiences and issues of Educational Quality for Sustainable Development”. 4th ESACO Conference. Protea Hotel, Johannesburg. South Africa. May 2012. (Published in SAJEE, 2012/13). 

20. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012. Plenary Paper: “Learning and a multi-disciplinary approach to global change research: Paradigm shifts needed to transition to a low-carbon society”. 1st National Global Change Grand Challenge Conference. Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg. South Africa. November 2012. (abstract published, and presentation included in conference proceedings). 

21. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012. Plenary Paper. “Higher Education Guidelines for Curriculum Review and Reorientation towards sustainable development”. Global Universities Partnership on Environmental and Sustainability Official Launch Conference. Tongji University, Shangai. China. June 2012. (Being published as a book, currently in press).

22. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012. Thematic Paper: “Environmental and sustainability education knowledge and praxis in teacher education: Do we need it and if so, how do we engage this new knowledge area in and across teacher education programmes?” DHET Teacher Education Conference 2012. University of Pretoria, Pretoria. South Africa. September 2012.  (published in SAJEE, 2011) 

23. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012. Keynote Paper: “Human Capital as a Planetary Boundary”. National Environmental Skills Summit 2012. Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg. South Africa. October 2012. (presentation slides published on-line). 

24. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2012. Keynote Paper: “Learning, agency and societal change - uncovering meaning making in transdisciplinary sustainable development”. Conference on Transboundary learning beyond disciplines: Sustainable Development opening up research dialogues. Umea University, Umea. Sweden. October 2012. (Paper currently being translated into a book chapter, presentation published on-line). 

25. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2011. Plenary Paper: “The roles of university leadership and management in integrating environment and sustainability challenges into university wide systems, a whole university approach”. GUPES: Global universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability: High Level Planning Meeting for University Leaders. Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago. Chile. September 2011. (presentation slides published in meeting proceedings with a summary).

26. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2011. Keynote Paper:  “Some national and international perspectives on environmental skills”. South African Environmental Skills Summit; CSIR Innovation hub, Pretoria, March 2011. (developed into a paper, currently being included in a SAQA monograph publication; presentation published on-line).

27. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2011. Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture:  “Silent Heroes and Learning for the Future”. Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. 30 March 2011. (developed into a TED Talk). 

28. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2011. Keynote Paper: “Methodology: Divergence and Convergence”. PRISM Research Conference: The Interdisciplinary Researcher: Paradigms, Practices and Possibilities for Sustainability. University of Glouscestershire, Cheltenham, UK, 19-20 May 2011. (summary published in conference proceedings). 

29. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2011. Plenary Paper: “Examining ESD as an ‘event’ in transforming education and social contexts”.  GRESD International ESD Research Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 17-19 Mary 2011. (published in a book, Higher Education in the World 4). 

30. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2010. Keynote Paper: “ESD and development policy. International Perspectives on Education for Sustainable Development”.  ESD strategies and experiences from Germany, India, Mexico and South Africa Conference.  InWent and the African Renaissance Centre, UNISA, South Africa. 12 November 2010.  (summary published in meeting proceedings).

 31. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2010. Plenary Paper: “Public Health and Climate Change: Implications for Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Southern African Universities”. SARUA Leadership Dialogue Conference, Hosted at the University of Mauritius, 17-19 October 2010. (published in a book).

 32. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2010. Keynote Paper:  “Political Ecology and Sustainable Development in African Universities”. 28th Annual Conference of the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa. Copperbelt University, Zambia, 21-25 September 2010. (summary published in the conference proceedings).

 33. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2010. Plenary Paper: “Teaching for Relevance”. UNESCO Education for All Teacher Education Policy Dialogue Meeting. Jordan, Amman, 6-7 July 2010 (Published in SAJEE, 2012)

 34. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2010. Plenary Paper: “Education for Sustainable Development Pedagogy”. UNESCO International Teacher Education Network Meeting, Paris, 18-21 May 2010. (presentation published on-line with summary for meeting proceedings).

 35. Lotz-Sisitka,H. 2010. Plenary Paper/ Africa Thematic Area: “Higher education and sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa”. 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: A follow-up of the events of the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education 2009. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Spain. November 2010. (published in a book: Higher Education in the World 4).

 36. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2009. Keynote Paper: “Facilitating learning related to climate change challenges – what can we learn from the area of ESD?”  Keynote address for Theme 5:  Citizens and Society.  Beyond Koyoto: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change Conference. 5-7 March 2009, Aarhus, Denmark. (Published in a book chapter). 

 37. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2009. Orientation Plenary Paper: “Evaluation within a Regional Centre of Expertise Context”. United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise Conference, Quebec, Montreal, Canada, 14-16 May 2009. (presentation published on-line as part of the meeting proceedings).

 38. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B.  2009. Keynote Paper: “South African Higher Education Response to Sustainable Development”. 12th Annual General Conference of the African Association of Universities, Abuja Nigeria, 4-9 May 2009. (abstract published in programme documentation).

 39. Lotz-Sisitka, HB. 2009. Keynote Paper:  “21st century graduates and their work. Insights from Environment and Sustainability Education”. Swedish ESD Network meeting and launch of the Graduate Research School in Education for Sustainable Development. Uppsala University, Sweden, 28 October 2009. (not published, but presentation published on-line as part of the meeting proceedings).

 40. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2008. Keynote Paper: “Universities response to environment, development and climate change. Challenges and opportunities”. First Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability into Education International Conference:  Environment, Development and Climate Change in Africa: Universities Responding.  24-28 November 2008, Nairobi, Kenya.  (later developed into a book chapter).

 41. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2008. Keynote Paper:  “Education for Sustainable Development and teacher education”.  Keynote Paper presented at the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) EduLink Conference:  Universities and Sustainable Development. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-9 July 2008.  (worked up and published as journal article).

 42. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2008. Keynote Paper:  “Mainstreaming environment and sustainability into education systems in southern Africa”. Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa Conference, University of Swaziland, Swaziland, 27-31 July 2008.  (published as programme report).

 43. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2008. Keynote Paper:  “Mainstreaming environment and sustainability into African universities:  ESD practice and pedagogy”. Education for Sustainable Development and Quality Education Conference and Workshop. Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 21-22 October 2008. (published as programme report).

 44. Lotz-Sisitka, H.B. 2008. Keynote Paper:  “Environment and sustainability education. A view on the local and the global”. SADC Regional Environmental Education Programme National Network Representatives Conference and Workshop, Maputo, Mozambique, 27-31 October 2008. (not published, but presentation was shared on-line with meeting proceedings).

 45.Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2008. Keynote Paper:  “The ontology of a design down approach to social justice in a national curriculum”. Education Association of South Africa Conference, Mykonos, Western Cape, 8-11 January 2008. (abstract published in conference documentation; some aspects of the paper were further developed into a paper for the EER Journal, published).

 46. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2007. Keynote Paper in a Thematic Cluster: “ Education for sustainability: Agency, risk and vulnerability in southern Africa”. International Conference on Environment: Security and Sustainability at the Near East University, North Cyprus, 19-23 February 2007. (Keynote paper in the Education for Sustainable Development Conference Stream; published in conference abstract book).

 47. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2007. Plenary Paper: “From the WEEC2007 to Ahmedabad:  Reflections and continuities”. UNESCO/UNEP/Government of India 4th International Conference on Environmental Education, Ahmedabad, India, 24-28 November 2007. (summarised in conference proceedings).

 48. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2006. Keynote Paper: “Education for Sustainable Development in southern Africa”. UNESCO Workshop on Implementing the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, 27-30 November 2006, Windhoek, Namibia. (later developed into a series of monograph reports).

 49. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2006. Plenary Paper:  “Women and the ‘new tide’ of environmentalism in South Africa: Communication, education and a politics of the subject”. Women and Environment Conference, Nelspruit, 6-8 August 2006 (Invited by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to lead the education session in the Conference with this presentation). (Not published, but abstract was published in conference documentation)

 50. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2006. Special Session Paper Presentation “Towards implementation of a regional strategy for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development:  What is the role of research?” UNESCO organised special session on the UNDESD at the Biennale of Education in Africa, in Libreville, Gabon, organised by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Libreville, Gabon.  27-31 March 2006 (Invited as a UNESCO-BREDA representative). (summary published in meeting proceedings)

51. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. Final plenary panel contribution (1 of 4 panellists).  3rd World Environmental Education Congress, Torino, Italy, October 2005. (published in conference proceedings, and in EEASA Journal)

 52. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. Keynote Paper: “Education and sustainability questions at the start of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development:  Developing new perspectives in southern Africa”. 23rd Conference of the Environmental Education Association of southern Africa.  Lusaka, Zambia.  16-20 May 2005.  (published in conference proceedings)

 53. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. Plenary Address:  “Higher Education and questions of sustainable development”. Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnerships southern African workshop hosted at Rhodes University, South Africa.  8 & 9 March 2005. (not published, but the paper was used in later publications)

54. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. Keynote Paper: “Sustainability education questions at the start of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development”. ‘Education for a Sustainable Future’ Conference to mark the start of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Ahmedabad, India, 18-20 January 2005. (Summary published in conference proceedings).

55. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2005. Keynote Paper:  “Foregrounding environment in sustainable development:  Exploring implications for environmental education”. EnviroMedia Conference 2004: South African Conference for Environmental Journalists & the Media, 4-7 October, Johannesburg, South Africa.  (published in a research report entitled ‘Positioning Environmental Education in Southern Africa’)

56. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2003. Keynote Paper: “Social science as a form of social praxis:  A review of a selection of environmental education research in southern Africa”. 1st World Environmental Education Congress.  Espino, Portugal. 1-7 May 2003.  (Published in a book on World Trends in Environmental Education).  

57.Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2003. Plenary Paper: “Sustainability: An ambiguous steering idea guiding environmental education processes in South Africa”. UNESCO/ Asia-Pacific Conference:  Environmental Education & Sustainable Development. Tokyo, Japan.  (March 2003)  (Published in conference proceedings).

58. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2003. Keynote Paper:  “EEASA and the emerging field of environmental education in southern Africa:  Towards participation in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. Keynote paper presented at 21st International Conference of the Environmental Education Association of southern Africa (EEASA).  Windhoek, Namibia, 22-26 June 2003.  (Published in conference proceedings)

59. Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2002. Plenary Paper: “Environmental education in southern Africa”. World Summit on Sustainable Development.  UNESCO/Department of Education Seminar:  Education for a Sustainable Future:  Action, Commitments and Partnerships.  Johannesburg, 2-3 September 2003.  (Published in peer reviewed UNESCO book).

60. Lotz-Sisitka, H.  2002. Keynote Paper: “Environmental education curriculum development”. 20th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa Conference. Gaberone, Botswana. (August 2002). (Published in Conference Proceedings).

61. Irwin, P & Lotz-Sisitka, H. 2002. Thematic Paper: “Forming Partnerships in Environmental Education”.   Botanical Gardens International Conference, Sydney Australia (August 2002).  Due to the fact that I was unable to attend the conference, the paper was co-authored and presented by Prof Pat Irwin.  (Published in BGCI annual magazine).
 
 
 
 

  

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