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Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This paper explores how ESD activities may be viewed on a continuum from "causal" approaches, seeking to cause change in others, to "enabling" orientations where efforts are made to enable people to implement the principles of ESD and respond to the environmental challenges they face from their own context. An enabling…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Sustainable Development
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Cocks, Michelle L.; Alexander, Jamie; Dold, Tony – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
South Africa is currently the world's third most biodiverse country, with one of the highest concentrations of threatened biodiversity in the world. Emerging research reveals the increasing pressure on this biodiversity with many wild resources continuing to be utilised for livelihood purposes even within urban environments. The Rio conventions,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Well Being, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; O'Donoghue, Rob; Wilmot, Di – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article deliberates the possibilities for Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) to become "experiments" in social learning. The purpose of the article is to advance the broader research agenda of RCEs through reflection on the empirical research agenda of one RCE, Makana RCE in South Africa. As such it opens questions on how we might…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Change, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Sisitka, Heila Lotz; Schudel, Ingrid – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the early 1990s, in response to the emphasis laid on environment and development issues by the new South African Constitution, Rhodes University undertook several initiatives such as establishing the first Chair of Environmental Education (EE) in Africa. Another important initiative was the introduction of an open-entry participatory course for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Educational Development