Dean: Education Faculty
Chair of Environment and Sustainability Education
Phone: +27(46) 603 7335
B.Med.Sc (UFS); B.Med.Sc.Hons (UFS); M.Med.Sc (UFS); B.A.Hons (Rhodes); MEd Environmental Education (Rhodes); PhD Environmental Education (Rhodes University)
Prof Rosenberg is the Dean of the Education Faculty and the Chair of Environment and Sustainability Education in the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University. Her qualifications include an M.Sc. in Medical Science (Hematology), an Honours in Psychology and a Masters in Education with a focus on Environmental Education. Her PhD, which she obtained in 1995 as Eureta Janse van Rensburg, focussed on transformative research methodology. Her other scholarly interests include evaluation that supports organisational learning; strategic planning; research ethics suitable for a diversity of research traditions; skills for sustainability and green work and learning. She has worked in these and other areas both as academic (1991-2000 and again from 2016) and as independent consultant (2001-2016).
Prof Rosenberg collaborated with Wits University’s Centre for Research in Education and Labour (REAL) to coordinate a Green Skills Systems Building Programme in South Africa, focussed on the capacity of government, employers and education institutions to plan and provide for skills for an inclusive, greener economy and an environmentally sustainable, just society. This programme has resulted in a number of research reports and skills planning resources.
In 2018-2020 Eureta led a research programme in Monitoring and Evaluation in a SETA Environment, supported by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) the Department of Higher Education and Training and the National Skills Authority. Her other evaluation research projects include developing Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning frameworks for natural resource management programmes, working with partners like the Association of Water and Rural Development (AWARD) in the Limpopo Province, and Tsitsa project implemented by Rhodes University and the Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries in the Eastern Cape. Her most recent collaboration with organisations to think through evaluation systems that support learning and transformation, is with South African National Parks (SANParks), focussing on its strategic adaptive management trajectory and a review of park management plans.
Prof Rosenberg supervises M.Ed. and PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows in these and related research areas. She is a member of the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa’s Council and the editor-in-chief of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education. At her academic home, Rhodes University, she serves as the Dean of the Education Faculty, Chair of the Education Faculty Research Ethics Committee and Chair of the Rhodes University Research Ethics Committee.
Her publications list can be accessed at https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7421-7120.
Prof Rosenberg has co-developed and co-presented the Masters in Education (Environmental Education), a pioneering course introduced in 1990 at Rhodes University, as well as a series of national and international short courses in environment and sustainability education. She played a leading role with colleagues in developing an innovative case study based research methodology programme in the Education Department. Most recently she supported post-graduate students, staff and post-doctoral fellows from Environmental Science and the Institute for Water Research to develop an online introductory course titled “Facilitating Social Learning and Stakeholder Engagement in Natural Resource Management Contexts”
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