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.
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.
The degree supports students to develop research capabilities, underpinned by a clear conceptual framework from which to understand and evaluate environmental education practice, social learning and Education for Sustainable Development globally and regionally. The course is designed to respond to a diversity of workplaces and learning contexts. Core to this degree is the question of how education can be re-oriented towards creative agency, sustainable futures, capabilities development and socio-ecological justice. Integral to this programme are issues of educational quality and relevance.
Environment and Sustainability Education in Southern Africa: A SADC Regional Training Programme for professional environmental educators and trainers in the Southern African Development Community, leading to the Rhodes University International Certificate in Environmental Education.
Understanding and Researching Social Learning: A short course for social learning practitioners and researchers interested in facilitating and researching social learning in the context of global change and sustainability.
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.