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    What aspect of the ESD change project I wish to Scale?
    The aspect of my ESD that requires scaling up as a matter of agency is the provision of rubbish bins. this is due to the fact that for the project to run smoothly there should be enough papers.if the papers are not enough the entrepreneurship aspect of the project will not not make a meaningful economic impact.
    The collaboration with other departments in the institution is also a matter of agency. for example the department of art and craft will play a key role in capacitating the students with knowledge and skills of re-using papers.meeting with the nearby schools and communities will ensure sustainable development of the change project.
    There is also a need to scale up the institution policy on environmental education to locate the change project at the core of the college values.

    Who will be involved?
    The change project will involve; administration, academic staff/support staff in all departments, schools in the neighbourhood and the nearby communities.

    Plan of action
    this will begin by writing a proposal and presenting it to the administration. upon approval a workshop will be arranged, where we will be raising an awareness and sensitising the entire college community about the proposed project. the people need to have a clear understanding of the project to own it and embrace it as well.
    other members will be assigned to conduct a research on the available indigenous knowledge to be collaborated for the project to fit the local context. For example how does the community re-use papers such as making mats and basins.
    others will be tasked to visit nearby schools and communities to present the project and its benefits to people.
    Another will communicate with the department of environmental authority to request for rubbish bin to place them in the strategic points to minimise money from college coffers. this will meet the call by the government to reduce papers in the environment as they are a threat to lives of people and animals.

    When will it be done?
    Though it is a challenge to set time lines due to the existing turn of events in schools but a tentative arrangement to work on the presentation and workshops will be in august during the orientation week when all students and the entire staff is
    back. The training on the skills of how to re-use paper will be ongoing during Art and Craft timetable. the activities will be in the afternoon hours within the college premises.

    Why is it important?
    Recycling papers is important because it reduces cutting of trees for the production of papers.
    It also reduces landfills, water and soil contamination
    It reduces air pollution and saves the earth to be healthy today and for the future generations.
    it further create entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth and old.

    Delisile Zulu
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    in reply to: Assessment of ESD #5845

    Online discussions: enables boundless sharing of ideas and expands the culture of collaborated effort. each individual contribution to a discussed can be tracked and accounted for in a short space of time and with transparency among participants.

    Blended learning assessment: blended learning taps into the power of the internet in the sense that most things shared online can almost always remain online so if a learner missed some concepts during face-face lectures they can always visit their institutions online platform and revise. also learning need not stop when blended learning tools are made available

    Podcast: podcasts tend to provide in depth analysis of ideas and contexts.This allows learners to get an in-depth understanding of the subject matter. because they are online learners can have access to them anytime anywhere at their most convenient times and they can play them over and over again.

    Online exams: though there maybe issues in terms of network coverage for some students in different regions but online exams offer much more convenient and time saving assessment tools. sometimes can be much more cost effective, all the student has to have is data and some computer device.

    Delisile Zulu
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    in reply to: Reflection #5844

    How would you go about assessing the cognitive learning objectives?
    we could design an assessment tool that querries factual information that the student would answer orally or in writing
    What variety of assessment methods could you use for assessing the socio-emotional learning objectives?
    we could organize group discussion around the change project which would allow students to showcase their social skills as we observe their interaction with each other.moreover we could have student write reports and this methods will help us evaluate both their inter-personal and intra-personal competencies.
    What assessment approaches would you use to assess the behavioral learning outcomes, especially those that reflect values?
    The change project will carry a task that will reflect a change in behaviour towards an issue. For example after learning paper waste management, the student would change in behaviour and the students will also use the finished products to plunge into a number of entrepreneurial ventures. For learning materials, students would use recycled paper for making some teaching aids
    How would you assess social learning outcomes associated with the SDG, especially the involvement of learners working with communities on sustainable development actions (as emphasised in Learning Action 3)?
    we will create assessment tools that will require them to collaborate, communicate and negotiate their way during the change project process.

    Delisile Zulu
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    How would you work with students to mobilize stories and cultural heritage on a specific local SD issue or matter of concern (e.g. water pollution, waste, community health, energy, food security, safety of girl children etc.)?

    Students will be requested and required to participate and contribute to working with environmental issues. students will be required to be responsible for every waste paper within their environment.

    How would you approach the matter of concern with a systems view?
    our community of practice will first have to discuss ways on how we recycle the available waste paper within the college, we would then have to draw a plan of how to reduce paper usage within the college which will accommodate every member of the college community, then lastly we would have to device a strategy on how we dispose waste paper before it is collected for repurposing

    How would you work with your students and the community to work out what can be done together to address the matter of concern?
    we would have to involve every lecturer within the college community to speak about out waste management at least once during their lecture hours to hone the idea in their mind and then have weekly meetings with students where we remind each other about our paper management goals

    Would it be possible to try out some of the proposed solutions and ways of dealing with the matter of concern? If so how would you and your students approach this?
    this would have to be included into the schools regulation which means talking to the senior administration and getting them involved and then conduct weekly or monthly dialogues on the issues of paper within the college community

    Delisile Zulu
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    the videos gave me some ideas about the issue of climate change

    (a) what is known about a topic:
    the effects of climate change on humanity and the planet at large, high temperature, drought and floods to name but a few.

    (b) what is not yet known about a topic?
    figuring out sustainable ways of dealing with climate change in a world that is constantly growing which means we can not really stop doing certain activities which affect the planet yet they impact it greatly.

    Use these videos to review what is currently included in your TE/TVET subject curricula on climate change in southern Africa, what is missing, and how you can review your curriculum to improve it
    there is a growing need to mainstream sustainability programmes in our curriculum to educate learners about climate change and other environmental issues.

    Delisile Zulu
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    i understand sustainable development to be development that aims to meet the current needs of the community using resources within the community whiles at the same time creating a replenishing system for the resources used so that the community thrives for generations.
    the main issues that affect my community are poverty due to unemployment mostly and our change project aims at imparting young people (students) with the skills of recycling waste paper materials to create objects they can sell in free markets to earn money to sustain their families and possibly teach others the same.

    our role as institutions of higher learning is to develop a curriculum that mainstreams sustainable development concepts in the curriculum

    Delisile Zulu
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    i was inspired by the project from Mary Mount Teacher’s college in Zimbabwe because it resonates well with what we are doing at the college . we also want to clean our environment by repurposing waste paper , impact our student with valuable skills and possibly create an income stream for our community which will eradicate poverty eventually.

    Delisile Zulu
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    My name is Delisile Zulu, ICT lecturer at Ngwane college. I decided to join this course because i have always been interested in environment preservation and i felt like this was a great place to start learning how and possibly teach these principles to the hundreds of students i have access to at Ngwane college.

    our project focuses of recycling of papers and making learning / teaching aids that students can use during their lessons. we also hope to scale it outside the scope of the college possibly creating and selling our recycled products to the community around us

    Delisile Zulu
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    Hello, I am Delisile Zulu from Eswatini, I joined the course basically to learn about the principles of sustainable development and possibly grow the skills to be part of a change project in my institution.

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