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From A - B (Arizona to Brighton): First steps on a postdoctoral research journey

On the 1st of April 2018 I officially started my Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Environmental Learning Centre, and on the 9th of April I was already off on the first international research trip of my career post-PhD. I spent three weeks in Arizona (going from ‘A’), United States, and three weeks in Brighton (to ‘B’), United Kingdom. A few phrases come to mind which describe the essence of the academic experiences and reflections from the trip: collaborating on collaboration; diversity and contestation; conditional pluralism; opening up and broadening out. I’ll unpack each of these as I describe my experiences on this mind and heart-opening trip from Arizona to Brighton and eventually back home.

From Muden, Greytown to the world: Local youths shine in sustainability research.

TWO bright young people from Umvoti/Greytown traveled from different parts of South Africa to attend the Summer School at the University of Sussex, UK, in May this year.

Sustainability worthy of our longing.

“We are longing for mentors that take care of us as human beings; mentors that act like parents, not like political dictators.” These are the words of Kuda Mudokwani from Zimbabwe, reflecting on struggles and longings of early career change-makers in Africa for sustainable transformations.

Transgressive learning as a way forward

Although lecturers and teachers play a huge role in educating students and learners, the dynamic nature of the contemporary world requires new types of teaching and learning processes to be developed, both for inside and outside of classrooms.

Projects

Green Skills Project

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Amanzi for Food

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Fundisa for change

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Studying

BEd Honours elective in Environmental Education

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Masters in Education

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Doctoral Research

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06

Dec

The Researching Work and Learning (RWL) conference is the leading international research conference series in the field of work and learning. It is a critical platform for researchers and professionals to share research in work and learning, engage in dialogue with colleagues and experts from around the world, deepen their knowledge and advance the field.
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27

Sep

New Course in Green Skills Planning and Research Rhodes University ELRC and Wits REAL hereby invite registration for a short course in green skills planning and research.
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21

Sep

The annual EEASA conference will be held in Swaziland this year.