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.
Between 10 and 15 scholars are registered in this programme at any one time. Scholars engage in a variety of research projects, including research in community and youth education contexts, workplace learning contexts, schools, colleges and universities. Research includes both micro-level studies, and wider system-oriented studies.
Contexts for doctoral studies in environment and sustainability education include, for example: social learning in the water sector, climate and global change education, sustainable agriculture education and extension, community-based natural resource management education, education and training for a green economy; and improved human capacity development in the biodiversity sector.
Doctoral researchers are supported through regular Doctoral weeks (three times per annum), regular seminars, high quality supervision and support, electronically accessible library resources and access to significant knowledge networks. Doctoral researchers can study either fulltime or part-time. Excellent facilities exist for full-time doctoral researchers at the ELRC.
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