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Evaluating Courses for Environmental Learning, Training and Capacity Building

(Bursaries for M.Ed. Studies at Rhodes ELRC)

Pending the outcomes of funding proposals, Rhodes ELRC will offer one or more bursaries for full-time or part-time studies in Environmental Education, in an ongoing research programme involving the evaluation of courses for building the capacity of teachers, policy makers, natural resource managers and other actors with a professional role in advancing social-ecological sustainability.

Background to the research: The evaluation of educational outcomes and the longer term impacts of investing in professional development, training and capacity-development, is not an easy undertaking. While standard processes exist, they do not always give educators and investors the answers they need to improve and enhance courses and investments in capacity-development. At Rhodes ELRC we have been exploring a variety of evaluation methodologies to help us shape the educational opportunities we offer teachers, teacher educators, green economy policy makers and other government officials, environmental activists, natural resource managers, and more. Join this exciting research programme and improve your research and evaluation skills, while producing valuable knowledge.

Masters bursaries to the value of R50 000 per annum for full time studies or up to R25 000 for part time studies are available. While exceptions may be possible in the case of highly deserving candidates, applicants should ideally:

  • hold an Honours Degree (or equivalent NQF level 8 qualification);
  • have a strong interest and/or background in environmental sustainability, social justice, capacity building and evaluation research;
  • have a strong academic track record and show potential to cope with the challenges of postgraduate studies (at least 65% average at Honours level);
  • have well-developed social skills;
  • have experience of working with qualitative and/or quantitative data;
  • be able to travel for study and research purposes during 2019 and 2020.

Applicants should complete the Rhodes University Masters application form PLUS a motivation letter (around two pages) and CV demonstrating how they meet the above requirements. Direct specific research-related questions to the project’s lead researchers, Prof Eureta Rosenberg (E.Rosenberg@ru.ac.za) or Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka (h.lotz-sisitka@ru.ac.za). Submit your application on the Rhodes Online system.

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