Projects

One Ocean Hub

The One Ocean Hub is led by the University of Strathclyde with 24 research partners, and 35 project partner organisations. The Hub specifically addresses the challenges and opportunities of South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Fiji and Solomon Islands, and will share knowledge at regional (South Pacific, Africa and Caribbean) and international levels.

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The Knowledges Commons

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

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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.

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T-learning

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. 

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Amanzi for Food

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

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Food for Us

Food for Us is funded through the 10YFP Trust Fund established by UNEP.The project 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.

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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.
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Fundisa for Change

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

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

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The Tsitsa Project

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

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Eco-Schools

The ELRC is host to the Eco-Schools Makana node, consisting of between 7 -15 schools from the Makana area.
Schools in the Makana area have engaged in a number of ongoing environmental projects over the years.
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EEASA

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

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Studying

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.
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Masters in Education

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

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BEd Honours elective 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.
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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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