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    • Wilma
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      Which of the Case Studies did you enjoy the most? And how have they influenced your thinking about your ESD Change Project?

    • RTUKAMONE
      Participant
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      I like the change project for Mary Mount Teacher’s college of Zimbabwe were they are cleaning the environment by recycling waste and making them useful as well as using land for gardening. Such activities have a two fold benefit in that, by practicing such change, learners will be able to earn income once they sell what they produce from gardens and what they make from the recycled materials. Other than it being an income generating and poverty reduction activity, it leaves the environment clean and free from dirty related diseases. It further helps with food security at household level.

      • Hopeson
        Participant
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        I admire the change project for Mary Mount Teacher’s college of Zimbabwe where they are engaging in the making of the environment in the process of waste recycling and making them useful more especially the thin plastics that are causing much havoc to the vegetative cover which hinder the growth of plants better use of soil nutrients for plant growth as well as using land for gardening.

        The practice will have many impact to the community.
        Controlling soil by vegetative cover and benefit of fruits and vegetables. Which above all will be transferred to the student teachers, then to the learners then to all the communities where the student teachers and learners are coming from.

        It will bring sustainable source of income changing the livelihood of their families for the better. This way will eradicate poverty.

        The project will
        leave the environment well covered and with good healthy and good livelihood in their communities and better sustainable way of living in all angles of life.

    • MAPULANE LEHLOKOANYANE
      Participant
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      I enjoyed the case study of waste management by the college students. Their change has relevance to a change project in my mind
      My change project advocates for alleviation of toxic pollutants and later eradication of such nondegradable materials from our rubbish bin and from our environments

    • TERRENCE
      Participant
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      i like the Change project for Zimbabwe because of its objectives i.e. poverty reduction, imparting life long skills etc.

    • Mumba
      Participant
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      Am impressed with all the projects by the University of Namibia and Serowe College of Education. I have learnt something from the University of Namibia in the production of bins using waste and make use of them in the management of litter in their environments
      secondly, I have learnt from Serowe College of Education to impart practical skills in student teachers that will foster effective teaching of ECE learners

    • Heather
      Participant
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      The Case Studies were well thought out. I particularly liked the one that blended IK in learning science. IK has sustainable practices that need to be explained scientifically during lessons.

    • Leonard Nkhata
      Participant
      Post count: 11

      The Sustainability Starts with Teachers Change Project being developed in the Serowe College of Education in Botswana.The ability to create teaching and learning materials by teachers and learners implies that learning institutions can use local resources to ensure effective effective teaching. Further more it is the best way of ensuring sustainable use of the local environment for the benefit of the future.

    • MARAFOLATSANE THAKANE SEEISO
      Participant
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      1. Zimbabwe Sustainability starts with teachers change project peer review meeting hosted in Harare in 2019.Their incorporation of indigenous knowledge in the higher institutional curriculum has captured my interest as this seems to be the bedrock of education. It’s best when learners study on things within their local environment where they are able to access information about them and can even see them, not only that but even understand better. It says to me that my ESD change project should be localized as to allow incorporation of indigenous knowledge.
      2. Change project being developed in the Serowe College of Education in Botswana.Imparting practical skills on early childhood teachers and learners, creation of learning resource materials. Very much interesting! I see learners who are going to be equipped with creative skills and enhanced in their thinking capabilities also problem solvers because normally, in most African schools, there is always shortage or unavailability of learning materials therefore if teachers and learners are equipped with these skills, much better.

    • Dumile
      Participant
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      I enjoyed developing the change project

    • Henry
      Participant
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      Waste management clean up campaign by Mary mount Teachers College

    • Job Stephen Kyamogi
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      The project I enjoyed most was the Mwekera beekeepers because it was touching acquiring knowledge in the head, developing skills with the hands and within that project was an attempt to influence values and attitudes of the heart.
      My thinking was influenced in that I realised that whatever we do at my faculty in an attempt to transform our curriculum documents, the prescribed course outlines approved by senate, it will be important to transact the transformation with the wider community meaning that we need to attach a component that not only fosters skills development but also one that supports the development of pro environmental values and attitudes. This speaks of inward transformation with an outward look that should culminate in networking with a wider set of people to realise sustainability.

      In our project, we will be working on a document analysis project to determine the extent to which Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) practices have been integrated in the Curriculum practices at the Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) Faculty of Education (FoE).
      This particular project was chosen as a ground breaking project to lay a solid foundation on which other future projects will be established. the search for evidence of ESE integration in all subject areas will:
      (1) Enable the group to engage all lecturers in all disciplines
      (2) Create catalytic effect to accelerate ESE integration in line with the 2030 United Nations Global Agenda (UNGA) currently focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our main focus is on SDG 4 and targets 4.7 and 4c in association with all the others SDGs.
      (3) Help to create confidence among the participants as we attempt to find a solution to the problem of accumulated students answer scripts that are supposed to be destroyed after 5 years. As part of our work, the group will embark on a research exercise to determine the best way such huge yet confidential material could be turned into high quality bio fuel capable of serving the wider community of practice beyond the Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) Faculty of Education (FoE). The people I will be working with are fellow lecturers at SANU FoE taking part in this course.

    • Veronica
      Participant
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      I am impressed with the project of Mary Mount of recycling waste. we are also have a problem of litter at our campus, and even surrounding communities. Plastics are everywhere. For sure, this has influenced me to go that direction as well. we will discuss as a group on the way forward.
      A lesson that i have learnt after going through the case studies and the news articles is that, you can have an initial thought on a project, but implement a different one. we need to be open minded.

    • Azaria Simelane
      Participant
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      I like the Teachers Change Project being developed in the Serowe College of Education in Botswana. It has influenced me to use poetry for the Change Project.

    • Dumile
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      I have enjoyed the projects in general as they range from curriculum transformation to upcycling waste, and sustainable technology. I think they are all relevant and exciting. the one that is relevant for me is curriculum transformation since I am in teacher education. I feel that the other projects can be adopted by learners as they do enquiry-based learning through group projects of their own. This can be done in different subjects, each one fostering the transformed curriculum in its own space. Even the project on integrating indigenous knowledge systems can be applicable in enquiry based learning projects in the consumer sciences and agriculture subjects. so I believe that with a transformed curriculum, transformed teachers and transformed teaching methodologies and mindsets, a lot of small projects can mushroom in the institution eg. recycling projects, technology projects and projects applying IKS. I Think that the enquiry-based curriculum already caters for this move. the important part would be assessment of these projects, as it was raised in the videos. it would involve training of teachers in assessment of competencies as learners engage in these projects. there is also, need for consensus in grading them, which would entail designing of an assessment tool. In the sciences where we are currently assessing skills in the classroom during laboratory experiments, this should not be a difficult task as long as we know what we want to reward, say originality, relevance in solving everyday living problems, scientific concept application in the group projects. We hope that the pandemic will subside soon.

    • Mercy Chiwenga
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      I am interested with the change project developed in Botswana Serowe College of Education. I feel it is really empowering learners by instilling skills,values and attitudes. It’s not a matter of thinking about your generation but the generation to come.The learners after acquiring the skills, values and attitudes they can stand on their own and take care of the environment. Don’t give me fish but teach me how to fish goes the saying

    • W Gunde
      Participant
      Post count: 11

      MaryMount Teachers College project change on waste clean up exercise and reusing it for production of toys has really touched me. It is a good initiative of managing litter in our institutions which at the end of the day can also address the challenge of inadequate teaching resources. I have learned that collective effort can assist to bring meaningful transformation.

    • Khosie
      Participant
      Post count: 5

      This session was enlightening. The examples were great, I was particularly impressed with the Eco bins project; and also the creation of knowledge clusters with learners.
      This shows that a change project simply begins with an idea, a sustainable idea that contributes to quality and relevant education.

    • Ntombifuthi.mndzebeleswz
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      Good morning
      I think I like all the ideas, both the practical and educational change projects. For my institution I think it will be more appropriate to start with a workshop to bring all the departments onboard on how they can incorporate ESD into their curriculum. The issue of contextualizing the concept is very important so that it is not only associated with specific subjects but open educators minds on how it can be incorporated into all subjects in schools. For my institution we can also have different coloured refuse bins to sort our waste for recycling purposes. I think as the course progresses more ideas will come up.

    • Khosie
      Participant
      Post count: 5

      This session was enlightening. The examples were great, I was particularly impressed with the Eco bins project; and also the creation of knowledge clusters with learners.
      This shows that a change project simply begins with an idea, a sustainable idea that contributes to quality and relevant education

    • Lucy Njunga
      Participant
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      I like the change project in Agriculture on local seed Bank. By sharing local seeds with the communities, learners and the community will reduce the burden on depending on genetically modified seeds which in most cases are expensive,a sustainable way of sourcing seeds. These have influenced my ESD project in a way that it should respond to the needs of the society and also engage a good number of actors.

    • Kangachepe
      Participant
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      It’s a welcome development. Indeed, there is a need to have a change in environmental sustainability through a collaboration of composed educationists and other stakeholders.

      Practical implementation of relevant programs and mind set change of the societies perception towards environmental sustainability would be part of the solution.

    • Thanda
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      All the examples were great but I particularly enjoyed the one from Mary Mount Teachers college where they use recycled material to make bins. I think recycled material can also be used to grow vegetables and herbs. I also liked the cleaning campaigns from Serowe College, they are empowering the students by instilling skills on taking care of the environment which will be passed on to the next generation.

    • Glory
      Participant
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      All the change projects were exciting and relevant to ESD.I am quite interested in curriculum transformation change project as it can go a long way. A transformed curriculum leads to changed mindset of teacher trainees, school learners, parents, the society and the entire nation.
      The ESD change project which incorporated indigenous knowledge also influenced me that through curriculum innovation, localized and skill oriented projects can be produced.

    • JOSHUA OKELO
      Participant
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      I am impressed with the project by Serowe College of Education. I have learnt from Serowe College of Education to instil practical skills to early childhood teachers and learners that will foster effective teaching to the learners.

    • MROSSO
      Participant
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      I liked the sustainable development review meeting held in Harare because it showed examples of sustainable development goals like promoting quality education through enhancing life long learning and assessing day to day skills. Also, it has indicated the need to institutionalize different change projects that concur with 21st century sustainable development goals.

    • kimbokota
      Participant
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      Waste management inspired me the most, it shows how best we can reuse bottles for other purposes and reduce amount of waste in the environment. These types of project if imparted into children mind they can lust long and could be the cause to make a generation that is sensitive to environmental sustainability on different agles.

    • kimbokota
      Participant
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      Waste management inspired me the most, it shows how best we can reuse bottles for other purposes and reduce amount of waste in the environment. These types of project if imparted into children mind they can lust long and could be the cause to make a generation that is sensitive to environmental sustainability on different angles.

    • Mwanamrisho
      Participant
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      am impressed with all case studies as they did the good job. but as teacher educator am impressed much with the Botswana case studies of creating Teaching and Learning materials for Early Childhood Education.
      they made me to think on how to improvise the low/no cost materials to create the best, interested and durable teaching learning materials to help our students to manipulate the materials while learning so as to enhance the ESD

    • Aaron Zungu
      Participant
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      Thank you very much for the very informative SST case studies. I liked case study number 1 the most. This a SST change project developed by Mary Mount Teachers College in Zimbabwe. The change project featues a clean up campaign, creation of toys from waste and organic gardening to use up space. Nowadays disposing of waste has become a global manace and a cause for concern. The introduction of disposable nappies and face masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has worsened the situation. This case study has inspired me a lot. Through the change project that I am planning to do I think I will help contribute towards solving the waste management issues affecting Eswatini.Through the change project waste management will be viewed as a resource and thereby scale down the demand for extraction of new resources. Extracting fewer materials and using existing resources would help avert some of the impacts created along the chain.

    • Joshua
      Participant
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      Water access has become a critical issue in this part of the world. Why is this commodity scarce and how can we make it available again, a curriculum that is community based engagement can be enhanced to see how the problem can be resolved using local methodologies. i.e bringing the local into being again, a curriculum that is community based. I am thinking pursuing this change project because it a cross-cutting project in relation to health, climate change, hunger and poverty. Colleagues in my department: Dr. onesto Ilomo, Dr. Elifeleti Azaliwa. Dr. Eliada Tiengo and Mr. Zablon Mgonja and community leaders will engage in tailoring this curriculum

    • Thamie
      Participant
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      Definitely the change project was fantastic

    • David Maguza
      Participant
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      The change is important and is needed to many areas here in Africa and teachers are on the fore front to teach students on how we can do the transformation. Together we can change as a team.

    • Osman
      Participant
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      I love that one that deals with waste management. It is in line. With what is in my mind. I am thinking Of producing biogas from the wastes .

    • Sibusiso
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      I liked one of the case studies under the SST Project Peer Review Meeting which focused on utilisation of biosphere reserves and indigenous knowledge systems in science teaching and learning. The idea of using knowledge from our cultural practices and heritage is interesting, particularly when one comes to think about that there are many traditional practices (e.g., in agriculture (such as vermiculture)) that have been documented to be eco-friendly than some of the methods (e.g. the use of highly hazardous pesticides) that have been developed. This supports the idea that we do have a lot around us that can supplement the methods that are used in educating students to become the best, and ultimately to turn around our societies to be the best.

    • Charles1977
      Participant
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      The Mary Mount recycle project is awesome. We have a lot of litter around our institution and communities which we can recycle and have clean environment. A clean environment is vital to everyone.

    • Starnford Ngaunje
      Participant
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      I like the change project by Sewero college of teachers in Botswana where they are impacting skills to teachers on how to create learning materials using the locally available resources instead of dumping them where they can become a threat to environment they are processed into useful materials hence addressing the problem of shortage of learning materials.

    • Lungsta
      Participant
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      I like the change project for Mary Mount College of Zimbabwe where they are collecting and recycling the used material and thereafter use some of it for gardening. This is inline with the global goals,some of which being the zero hunger ,poverty reduction and quality education

    • makakh
      Participant
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      I’m impressed with the all change projects since they assisted and stimulated my thoughts upon which way I could start. I’m so interested in the sustainable development review meeting held in Harare because the impact of the meeting would help the curriculum developers and reviewers to integrate the ESD issues that will bring the lifelong learning process across all levels of education.

    • Washington Mbhamali
      Participant
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      All the case studies were appealing to me in different ways, but the one on peer review workshop caught my attention the most. The review allowed the participants to make presentations on their projects, followed by critique from other peer participants. What impressed me most was that a wider spectrum of the review touched upon the complete elements of each of the change projects. Needs assessment was covered, design and implementation were covered, formative and summative evaluation were covered. The review allowed me to gain insight about the whole idea of transforming our education curricula to promote sustainable development goals through Change Projects. I now have an idea how I will design, develop, implement and evaluate the Change Project with my team.

    • MELUSI
      Participant
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      I liked the case study by MaryMount Teachers College though I felt its a kind of project already at the end-pipe – a lot could be be done to limit or control the waste generation rate in the first place – hence I think it is a secondary kind of a project. Also this project is well aligned with the sustainable development goals, in that waste collected during the clean up campaigns is used to produce toys for use by children and it is at the sametime reducing the volumes of wastes for discharge into landfills while it ensure much of the land is available is used profitably. In addition, toys created from the waste play a critical role in ensuring balanced mind development in children – reduces stress. The waste used for agricultural purposes also promote production of vegetables, crops, cash for healthful families- poverty alleviation initiative.

      This project influences my education change project in various ways.

    • Lydia Jolofani Tembenu
      Participant
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      I am impressed with the project of Mary Mount on recycling waste. At St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College and the surrounding communities, we also have a problem with litter. As a tradition, every year the college invites an expert who teaches teacher trainees how to develop instructional resources using locally available resources. For sure, this can be adapted to involve staff, communities, and trainees in producing useful instructional materials while cleaning the environment at the same time. Our initial Change project was to introduce our community of practice to simple water harvest technologies so that they can grow crops all year round without depending on rainfall. This will ensure the availability of staple food at the family level and school children will no longer have to go to school on empty stomachs as is the current situation. However, we will discuss the viability of these projects as a group.

      A lesson that I have learned after going through the case studies and the news articles is that you can have an initial thought on a project, but implement a different one. We need to be flexible and open-minded in planning.

    • Fanny Njaidi
      Participant
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      I enjoyed the case study of Mary Mount teachers of Zimbabwe. They were cleaning their sorrounding area to collect waste which they used in the garden. Thereafter they have good produce. There is the issue of recycling here. They didnt go and just dump the waste no but they used it as manue. Inturn they had good produce from the garden which they sold and have income to reduce poverty.

      We should make use of the environment as much as possible

    • Wandile
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      I enjoyed the Mary Mount project. Clean up campaign go a long way in reducing our disruptive footprint on the earth. Also the industry which i am involved in (Construction) is notoriously a large contributor to pollution and waste so anything to reduce that is well received.

    • Fiona Phiri
      Participant
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      I have liked the case study of Namibia university of collecting waste prasic bottles, and recycling them. This indeed can change our environment to look clean, in return the recycled prasic bottles can be made into big waste bins.

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    • Sandra@94
      Participant
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      I liked the project by Marymount Teachers’ College in that the Change Project shifted beyond the confines of the lecture room to engage in community services, to effect change through sensitizing on a clean environment…a healthy mind in a healthy environment.

    • Busisiwe
      Participant
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      I have enjoyed all the case studies at different levels though. My attention has been drawn by the recycling practices that play a greater role in resource management, health and safety. I also liked the improvisation of teaching and learning materials. They are cheap to consumers, make learning practical and accessible with no child left behind.

    • Tony
      Participant
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      Having gone through the case studies, I have realized that sustainability of the present and future environment needs an ‘Act now!’ approach. I have precisely been inspired by projects by Mary Mount Teacher Training College and the University of Namibia because the projects are engaging and directly responsive to environmental management.

    • Leonard
      Participant
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      I liked the case study by Mary Mount Teachers college because it is tackling a very pressing issue of waste management. Almost all countries are now grappling with how to manage waste. Mary Mount College has killed two birds with one stone thus creation of Toys from waste organic gardening and creation of space.

    • James Kamuzgange Zimba
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      I have liked the Mary Mount Teachers College change project. This is because one of the most challenges is solid waste management. If this could be adequately implemented, health problems, soil degradation would be reduced

    • Anthony Mwakihana
      Participant
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      The bin making project which can be placed in strategic places for people to be throwing in litter.

    • Vuyisile Lydia Matsebula
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      I enjoyed all the projects but in more particuar the projects by the Serowe College of Education and Zimbabwean Universities. Their projects are relevant to ours as they also focused on transforming their curriculum and imparting practical skills in preservice trachers that will foster effective teaching of ECE learners. As trainers of secondary school preservice teachers, our intent is to mainstream ESD in all departments (whole institutional approach) infusef with practical skills that will be assessed. Competency skills to be assessed will be critical thinking, problem solving, innovation and enterprebeurshio skills.

    • Majimbehilary
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      I liked MaryMount Teachers College Change Project. It was about Including 21st Century Competences through Sustainable Waste Management. Also I liked Serowe College of Education Botswana which involved Imparting practical skills to early childhood teachers and learners. These case studies have really influenced me about my college’s change project is will involve “Integration of ICT in the teaching and learning process by Teacher Educators and teacher trainees. In my coming project I will be able to impart practical skills to my fellow teacher educators first on the application of ICT in the teaching and learning process.

    • MTITIMA
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      Most of these project change are inspiring. the projects has added more value of my thinking, i realize we could do more and better to improve the likelihood of our children to attend and complete the schooling cycle with their happy faces. the idea of business clinic from Gaborone Technical College,Production of indigenous language booklets
      from United College of Education, Production of teaching and learning materials using locally available materials from Seke Teachers College and Early ESD Literacy Development from Nkomo Polytechnic have deeply inspired my thinking. i wish i could get more detail on them with pictures.

    • MTITIMA
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      Most of these project change are inspiring. the projects have added more value of my thinking, i realize that we could do more and better to improve the likelihood of our children to attend and complete the schooling cycle with their happy faces.

      The idea of business clinic from Gaborone Technical College,Production of indigenous language booklets from United College of Education, Production of teaching and learning materials using locally available materials from Seke Teachers College and Early ESD Literacy Development from Nkomo Polytechnic have deeply inspired my thinking. i wish i could get more detail on them with pictures and even videos if possible.

    • Sindisiwe
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      I liked the idea of peer-reviewing the Change Projects, whereby a group of institutions can come together to do peer reviews of their institutional projects using checklists.

    • bhekisisah
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      Post count: 4

      I liked the Mary Mount Teacher’s college of Zimbabwe change project where they are cleaning the environment by recycling waste. I like it because it makes the community to be actively involved in a sustainable project and teaches each one of them that they can make a change in their own environment as far as waste management is concerned. I also liked the peer reviewing of change projects because it establishes a network of participants that aim at bringing change in many different and innovative ways around their own neighborhood or country and can promote collaborations with institutions that do similar change projects.

    • Godfrey
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      I enjoyed all the change projects for they are implemented on using available resources. Hence they have influenced me in developing programs that will enhance in changing the curriculums in technical colleges to cooperate ict as a fundamental elements of the studies

    • Ignath Chiwere
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      I have enjoyed the news article from Zimbabwean change project story whereby dump materials were to be turned into useful audio visual aids for primary school Education in Masvingo.
      These have influenced my thinking about my Education for Sustainable Development change project in the sense that the communities around our college have a lot of dump materials which are not properly disposed of. In turn this is contributing to accumulation of green house gases in the ozone layer which cause climate change. This is resulting in variations in rainfall patterns consequently hunger, poverty, low development and school drop outs just to mention a few.
      This news article will help me to think critically on ways of helping in overcoming the outlined challenges so that the communities will be helped in the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to shape their actions/practices to improve the quality of their lives without compromising the future and the planet at large.

    • Cpwe
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      The change project I enjoyed was for Mary Mouth College where students did cleanup campaigns that help to beautify the college. While cleaning the environment, the waste was never destroyed or taken as useless but different forms of toys were created. Organic gardening to use up space was also done. This change project also accommodated all students even those with disabilities can participate without barriers and allows creativity among them. Social and mental development was acquired while doing this project among the students.
      In addition, students can sell the toys and the vegetables they get from the waste whereby it can boost their financial income. The vegetables can also help in the school feeding scheme and eat a balanced meal. Good nutrition in schools increases the attendance of learners(no absentees) and boosts class concentration.

    • Katenge
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      I enjoyed all the videos as the message they send is something I can related to. Waste management is one area that my community as well as my country really needs to fully embrace.
      The review meeting video has more information which I feel Malawi, My country, can learn from as wee are new to this Sustainability Starts with Teachers.

    • clchilikutali
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      Often times schools and colleges have alot of worst materials that are destroyed and yet the same schools complain of teaching learning and other vital resourses which they need for their effective operation. The so called worst materials can be turned into useful materials which may help in the teaching and learning and other beneficial ways jus like the Mary Mount Teachers college are doing. Institutions should learn to look at things in a positive manner not negative way, turning worst to best.

    • SbusisoM
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      I am interested with the change project developed in Botswana Serowe College of Education. I feel it is really empowering learners by instilling Skills,Values and Attitudes towards a more sustainable environment.

    • kmwalweni
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      All are good change projects. But I have liked most the project by Mary Mount Teachers College where wastes are made useful again through recycling. This in other words means everything in the environment is useful, only that it requires critical, creative and innovative thinking.

    • bkhumalo
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      I have liked most the project by Mary Mount Teachers College where wastes are made useful again through recycling. This in other words means everything in the environment is useful, only that it requires critical, creative and innovative thinking.

      All are good change projects in their respective sense

    • Mary Machogu
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      Both studies revealed how it is possible for change to take place if only people are committed and have goals to be achieved.
      I enjoyed a lot on waste management from university of Namibia.
      the case study influenced my thinking that, my ESD change project on the integration of ICT in teaching and learning process to teacher educators and student teachers is viable.

    • Rebslanyandza
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      all the cases were good change projects. I like all most all aspects ….particulary aspects waste and recycling in a useful manner…good for environment and aspect of poverty eradicataion
      This particularly reminded me how good the bring your own bag at Eswatini we now see less plastic…but now issue of disposable masks…..allover …what can be done? maybe a ban of those and go back to cloth masks.. which can be a project to eradicate povert too….
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    • Hlobsilehm
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      All the case studies were very informative, however, the change project from Namibia, where they are producing bins using waste and make use of them to manage litter in their environment was outstanding because it relates more to our change project where we intend to collect papers and re use them as vase for planting flowers and other products that can be usable.
      I was also impressed by the case of Mary Mont College change project. of the highlight was after collecting litter from their environment they recycle it , in the process students are benefiting multiple skills; keeping our environment friendly, healthy and unpolluted also generating income from the recycled projects. watching this motivates me to work hard and focus, if its possible for others so it is for my team.

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    • Hlobsilehm
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      I think the change projects from other institutions will be of assistance to my institution as we are yet to establish the college change project. I also think that for the change projects to be sustainable it is imperative for teachers to develop an assessment tool to award students marks as they move from stage to stage with their projects. Institutionalizing the transformation will ensure educational sustainability.

    • NATHIEE
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      I liked all of them actually because they have the element of creativity which is key in entrepreneurship. The one from the University of Namibia with the eco bin could actually be turned into a business idea and those products sold to other institutions. Not only is it addressing issues of environmental cleanliness but the element of creating a product is also key for me.

    • Innocent John
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      I like Mary mount college of Zimbabwe where they were collecting the empty bottles and recycling them, and it gave me a thought of not throwing these empty plastic bottles because it can also be used in other important things

    • Innocent John
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      But also like the case study which talks about sumnative exams and continuous assessment which they said the best one is continuous assessment since there are plenty of time for students unlike summative exams

    • 009631557
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      I enjoyed the most, MaryMount Teachers College change project on waste clean up campaigns and creation of toys from waste organic gardening to use up space. It is a good initiative of managing our waste materials and repurposing it from trash to treasure..

    • TVB2305
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      Post count: 2

      Case studies presented are in insightful and motivational. My favourite one was the Zimbabwe one on horticultural farming skills in young children. It is so creative and at the same time, providing learners with ideas of tackling real life issues in their homes including food insecurity issues. As such, it is not only relevant as good practice towards realising ESD but also addressing issues that affect learners.
      Namibia’s EcoBin was another innovative initiative of recycling waste to come up with appealing products.

    • Innocent John
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      My favorite one was Namibia where there were recycling plastic bottles by making Eco bins and was really nice and fantastic

    • madonselae
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      I enjoyed the one on waste management and clean up campaigns from Mary Mount Teachers college.

    • Henry
      Participant
      Post count: 14

      I am Henry Katiko, Malawi Technical college.
      I have learned a lot from. The news clips on workshop review meeting from different countries. I have learned to include ESD content entry in curriculum, improve teacher Capacity in pedagogy and assessment, include heritage in teaching, use esd media that carter’s for continuity in learning and work with Cop in change projects

    • Henry
      Participant
      Post count: 14

      Henry Katiko Malawi TVT
      I have watched the video on Mary Mount Clean up campain_ waste management project. I feel inspired because it is part of good environmental management ESD practice

    • Newton Isaac Nyondo
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      All case studies were good. However, the case study from the University of Namibia (Critical Realism Learning across past and present to re-imagine sustainability future) was very much interesting to me.

      This case study has reminded us that in the course of doing our projects we should not forget to think about the past in relation to the present situation in order to understand the sustainable future. Questions such as How were things in the past? How are things today? What does that mean to us today? and How can we make things better together? Pave the way towards doing our change project.

    • tauzis
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      Post count: 2

      Sautsani Mercy Tauzi
      I watched all of them. The one that touched me was the waste management one. It’s related to our institutional Chang Project. We want to ensure that the students we teach and the community around our college transform their mindset when it comes to waste management

    • THEODOZIA BANDIYA
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      I liked the case study on waste management by Mary Mount Teachers College because its a study that aims to keep the environment safe from being polluted by the waste being disposed on the environment. – a lot could be done to limit or control the waste generation rate in the first place if the advanced technology will be applied and implemented effectively. Also this project is well aligned with the use of information and communication technology which foster environmental sustainable development , in that waste collected during the clean up campaigns can be used to produce other things like toys, charcoal and other consumable goods which will reduce the volumes of wastes disposed on the environment.

    • Treza
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      My favorite change project is the University of Namibia, education for sustainable development capacity building programme for teacher educators.
      The case demonstrate on how students can transform theoretical learning into action or practices, this is missing in our curriculum which our change project intend to address.

    • Sandile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      All case studies were good. The one I like the most is the one from Mary Mount Teachers College in Zimbabwe, it encourages recycling and re-use of waste materials. if it can be taken seriously I think it can solve the problem that the environment is facing, that of waste pollution.

      I think if you teach this to students they can be able to generate some income by selling their products they have made.

    • Elyce Matita
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Waste can be used to produce useful materials instead of just burning it. I am inspired by this Mary Mount Teachers College change project. This can help to clean up the environment at the same time having materials that can be used as teaching and learning resources in schools and colleges.

    • 05323588
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      I liked the Zimbabwe peer review workshop as it is about capacitation of educators and curriculum alignments. This would aid in infusing innovative skills in the teaching and learning processes.

    • Mkara
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I like the change project conducted in Zimbabwe, concerning improving teaching skills towards college and primary School teachers so to meet the need of the changing young people. The project has influenced me to come up with the change project based on Teaching and Learning practices. As experienced tutor, we used to go in the field and found some of our student teachers had no teaching and learning aids, few were struggling in prepare teaching aids. Others were just using teaching aids as instructed in the syllubus. Most of them had difficulties in preparing teaching and learning aids by using the local materials around their environment. Hence there is a need of improving teaching and learning skills to beginner teachers so that they can fit into the changing World.

    • dludluin
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I was interested in the video reports on the Zimbabwe sustainability starts with teacher change projects peer review meeting hosted in Harare in 2019.The video states clear how they reviewed their change projects to be in line with National policies and strategies; how ESD could be incorporated into curriculum and how it encouraged training of teachers in assessment of competences. I was inspired by this because my change project will focus on initiating skill based curriculum which will contribute to the curriculum transformation thus promoting quality education in teacher’s colleges; resulting in the innovation of skills in teaching and learning.

    • Lungsta
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      I am impressed with the project of Mary Mount of recycling waste. we are also have a problem of litter at our campus, and even surrounding communities. Plastics are everywhere. For sure, this has influenced me to go that direction as well. we will discuss as a group on the way forward.
      A lesson that i have learnt after going through the case studies and the news articles is that, you can have an initial thought on a project, but implement a different one. we need to be open minded

    • ghatiryoba
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      i am impressed with the project change from Serowe college from Botswana on imparting practical skills to early childhood teachers and learners because an effective change of behavior should begin from the early years of growth. A lesson from the project change is that, it is easy to maintain behavior during early years of growth than when growth has reached a stagnant stage

    • Nelly
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Wow! I have been motivated by the Serowe College of Education project.This is so encouraging because the practicing teachers are being encouraged to be resourceful. Thus my Change Project will be on recycling materals to make teaching materials.This will be mind opening to the practicing teachers that they can improvise inorder to save financially and also to clean the environment and save it from land pollution.

    • mnyaga009@gmail.com
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      I like the change Project of Marymount collage on waste management. I learned a lot on how they conserve their environment

    • Sandra@94
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without endangering future generations to meet their needs.

    • Busi Shongwe
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      The project that interested me was the Namibian one dealing with waste management, as a University we have a lot of waste materials that are accumulated every day and they end up being thrown away to land fills or being burnt and cause a lot of pollution. Dealing with the problem creates many opportunities for our learners to create worthy out of the waste materials

    • Busi Shongwe
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      My thoughts are that it is possible and the opportunities are endless and as we analyse the gaps in our curriculum we are able create more ideas for our learners to create worthy by managing waste in their environment.

    • Hlobsilehm
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I liked the video reports on the Zimbabwe sustainability starts with teachers change projects peer review meeting hosted in Harare 2019.The point of interest in this video is how clearly they stated how they reviewed their projects to be in line with the national policies and strategies. I also liked how the SDGs could be mainstreamed into their curriculum and how it can be used for lifelong learning to ensure equitable quality education for all. it further attracts my interests as it touched on capacitating training teachers in assessment of competences against the formative assessment that have seen many children not making it in final exams and ignoring the skills that were left un captured and thus not developed to sustain the child for future. I was interested because we are also working on incorporating the SDGs in our institution this will go a long way in helping us.

    • Mshengu
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      i think i enjoyed the one on intergrating ESDD into the industry

    • Puma
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hi everyone my name is Hlanze Puma Shabangu from Eswatini I am an instructor teachings at Manzini Industrial Training Centre in the Carpentry and Joinnery Department.After going through all the videos I have learned alot that have shown me that this programme can make our lives simple because most of the things that can help to improve the teaching easy is just near us. The video from Namibia was interesting ti me because it deals with waste management and they change waste to a product that can bring income which can help the students to be self employed and ge money.

    • Senzo Magagula
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      i enjoyed Zimbabwe Sustainability Starts with Teachers Change Project Peer Review Meeting hosted in Harare in 2019. I specifically liked the comment about how exams test summative knowledge, disregarding learners’ skills on a day to day basis in the school environment.

    • Lungile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I appreciate the change project for Mary Mount Teacher’s college of Zimbabwe were they are cleaning the environment by recycling waste and making them useful as well as using land for gardening. This project is beneficial as it is commercially based in two ways; first by selling what they produce from the gardens and secondly from their recycled materials. In addition it capacitate everyone about environmental awareness measures, it keeps the environment clean unpolluted and it eradicate poverty.

    • Tee137678
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      I enjoyed the change project on waste management by Maryland College. It covers sustainability fully, by the utilization of waste for toys production. This, does not only protects the environment, it also creates social awareness at an early age while being economic by the development of children’s toys. I’m inspired to develop a change project that will ensure a balance in environmental protection, economic empowerment and social cohesion.

    • Lungile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I appreciate the change project for Mary Mount Teacher’s college of Zimbabwe were they are cleaning the environment by recycling waste and making them useful as well as using land for gardening. This project is beneficial as it is commercially based in two ways; first by selling what they produce from the gardens and secondly from their recycled materials. In addition it capacitate everyone about environmental awareness measures, it keeps the environment clean unpolluted and it eradicate poverty.

    • JESCA RYATURA
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      I like the change project of Marry Mount Teacher’s College because It insists on making environment clean, therefore they use waste product as a raw material in producing other product after being recycling. This project will help the society to live in a good environment which have no communicable diseases

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