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ISAAC GERMANParticipantJanuary 29, 2023 at 3:20 pmPost count: 3in reply to: Review of the Change Project Part 1 #6398
The two definitions which are advanced by two schools of thought may be viewed as focussing on two different areas yet they all speak the same thing. The UN definition of sustainable development is more focussing much on human activities on ensuring the continuity in the use of environmental resources whilst Scott is more focussed on the education that trains an individual to appreciate the significance of education.
In my personal capacity I would define it as the art of educating humans with the curriculum that sees people advancing activities that meets their current statuses of need whilst they matter for the next generation.
The major areas of sustainability concerns in my area are: deforestation, soil degradation and cultural erosion/degradation.
The two definitions to a larger extent have tackled areas of sustainability even though UN is more elaborate than the Scott definition. Much as I agree with Scott that education is Paramount to suistanability but human activities are more instrumental in turning the world into a less sustainable environment as such this area is supposed to be hint a lot when defining sustainable development.
The embarked Instructional change project is of higher significance if we talk of it’s implications because it will bring awareness to student teachers on how they should conduct themselves in classes to ensure that their learners get knowledge, skills and attitudes that will foster the philosophy of sustainability in their activities. The acquisition of these will later be transferred to communities who will embrace it, eventually making the philosophy practical in their daily activitiesISAAC GERMANParticipantJanuary 29, 2023 at 1:00 pmPost count: 3in reply to: Your thoughts on the case studies. #6397
Iam quite impressed with the Mary Mount video clip in which teachers are displaying their hands-on activities in cleaning the environment and recycling of wastes into reusable materials. Learning should not be theoretical all the time, people should learn to display what they have learnt outside the classroom situation. More importantly, as educators people look at us as role models and agents agents for change so what is being done here by these teachers is really living by examples and students may emulate such displays.ISAAC GERMANParticipantJanuary 29, 2023 at 11:35 amPost count: 3in reply to: About yourself and your initial Change Project #6396
I am Isaac German, a social and environmental sciences lecturer at Chiradzulu Teacher Training College. I also work as a warden. My responsibility as a warden is to look after the welfare of students and the environment in which they are housed.
As A lecturer in the field of study stated above, I felt motivated to participate in this course with a reason of broadening my level of understanding of environmental issues and their management with a reason of ensuring that resources are available for the next generation. Further than this, I also wish to learn how I can bring change at my institution through the application of the knowledge I will get from these studies for example Institutional change projects.
As a warden, I have observed that sometimes the premises the students reside (hostels) are not well taken care of resulting into unhygienic conditions. This comes as a result of several factors one of it being poor waste management. It is against this background that I have proposed to venture into an institutional change project that will focus on Waste Management which at the end will see the hostels and other institutional sorrounding looking tidy and health for living.
I would like to involve all the college stakeholders in the implementation of this project. These include lecturers, students and management. Each one of them will be sensitized of their roles in the project and be empowered to take an action towards the achievement of the project’s goals