One Ocean Hub

The One Ocean Hub aims to transform our response to the urgent challenges facing our ocean.


The Knowledges Commons

A Knowledge Commons at the ELRC provides a space for social innovation, engaging the border zones between the academy, public sector and civil society; between theory and practice; and knowledge, learning and human agency. more

M&E in a SETA environment

In March 2018 Rhodes University (ELRC, NALSU and Community Engagement) were awarded a Research Chair to focus on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in a SETA Environment. more


The t-learning transformative knowledge network (TKN) is one of three international transformative knowledge networks supported by the International Social Sciences Council within their programme on Transformations to Sustainability. more

Amanzi for Food

Amanzi for Food is a Water Research Commission project lead by the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University. more

Food for Us

Food for Us is funded through the 10YFP Trust Fund established by UNEP and was selected through an open 10YFP Trust Fund Call for Proposals for Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme with the financial support of the Government of Japan. more

Green Skills Project

The Green Skills Project responds to the need for more proactive, concerted and coordinated efforts to analyse, plan for and develop green skills for South Africa, with a focus on the post - schooling system. more

Fundisa for Change

Fundisa for Change is a collaborative national programme formed specifically to enhance transformative environmental learning through teacher education. more

Sustainability Commons

The Sustainability Commons is a space where ideas and technologies for sustainable development can be tested and explored. more

The Tsitsa Project

The Tsitsa Project is a novel approach to restoring and managing land and water sustainably in the Tsitsa River Catchment more


The ELRC is host to the Eco-Schools Makana node, consisting of between 7 -15 schools from the Makana area. more


The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) was founded in September 1982 as a result of interaction between educationalists and environmentalists. more


Doctoral Research

The Rhodes University Education Department and Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC) offers opportunities for Doctoral Study in Environment and Sustainability Education. The doctoral research programme contributes knowledge on learning, sustainability and social and education system change. The doctoral research programme is led by the Murray & Roberts Chair of Environment and Sustainability Education. more

Masters in Education

This Masters degree is designed for practising environmental education, training and development practitioners, including teachers with a various subject specialism, lecturers and other adult educators, curriculum or resource developers, journalists, writers, researchers, conservationists, development workers and social learning facilitators, and others. more

BEd Honours in Environmental Education

The Department of Education recognises the importance of providing post-graduate courses for educators, which facilitate the ability to critically engage with educational issues. This ability is a central goal of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree programme. The BEd(Hons) programme is a 2 year part-time programme. Two new courses are started every year, with the first offered in Grahamstown, South Africa and the second offered in Namibia. more

Short Courses

For the latest available short courses, please visit our gateway here

The Environmental Learning Research Centre is the home of a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and environmental education practitioners, and forms a regional hub of environmental learning innovation.

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