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MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 30, 2023 at 6:45 pmPost count: 9
At our institution, we are advocating for green cafe as it is a solution to scorging heat we experience. For this reason, there is a project running called, “plant 5 different species of trees.” We are planning to horizontally scale this up to our teaching practice schools. For this reason, the stakeholders in this project are:teaching practice schools, community of practice, all departments at the institution.MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 29, 2023 at 6:04 amPost count: 9in reply to: Assessment of ESD #6395
Online discussions provide a right forum for students to solicit different ideas from a wide platform. Thus, students of the same levels at national, regional and world can interact and address issues of their concerns.This would allow students to ask questions of their choice.In addition, blended learning requires students to be exposed to both online and traditional face to face styles of learning. As such, students have an opportunity to interact with their assessors and peers both physically and virtually. This would simplify the asessors’ efforts to assess the students as the marking process would be automated. This, therefore, clearly shows that monitoring students’ progress would be easy. On top of that, it would be easier to have a tutorial with the students.
Online project based learning requires learners learners to work on a given topic in order for them to come up with innovations. Thus, students would develop technological ideas on how to deal with life challenges such as drug delivery in health sector,and improved agricultural practices.
e-portfolio allows students to store their collection of assignments on online platforms such as google drive. This accords them to evaluate their performances at any time.
Question mark perception allows the assessors to reuse the questions. Thus, it acts as an examination bank which reduces the burden of question formulation.
Podcast provides an opportunity for both reflective and collaborative learning amongst students.
Online examinations allow students to develop computer skills. They also allow students to improve in their thinking since they are expected to answer the questions at the speed of the computer.
All these are appropriate for transformative and ESD practices as they promote long life learning. They don’t have specific time for learning. Meaning that, an individual can learn at anytime. They are also promoting the spirit of being critical thinkers which mostly deals with ethics and values.MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 28, 2023 at 10:24 pmPost count: 9in reply to: Reflection #6394
The cognitive learning objectives can be assessed by tasking students to create and evaluate different questions. They can also tasked to accomplish hands on activities. This would help them to realize that knowledge is not fixed and certain. As such, cognitive learning objectives can help them to be critical.
Social learning outcomes can be assessed by looking at how students are interacting with their colleagues. This is the case since the SDG allows students to make collaborative decisions.
Assessment approaches to assess behaviour would be to allow student teachers to evaluate themselves on how they are behaving. The other way would be to allow student teachers evaluate amongst themselves.
Inclusive assessment should be incorporated in order to let student teachers answer questions of higher order,MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 28, 2023 at 8:05 amPost count: 9
The first thing is to orient students on how they can mobilise stories and cultural heritage in the local community. Thus, students should have a purpose before setting off into the community. Thereafter, the community should be involved through enquiry method. This would help to know the exact problems experienced by the community. Together with the community, solutions to those challenges should be identified. The aim is to have community of participation. Thereafter, the teacher should now weigh the given solutions and select those that can work. Following this, the solutions should be tested together with the local community. Those with positive impact should be recommended to be used by the community.MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 27, 2023 at 12:01 pmPost count: 9in reply to: Reflect on Learning Action 1 #6389
Learning Action 1 has really helped me to fully understand SD and ESD. This means that, SD and ESD should be understood from different perspectives such as social justice, financial discipline and climate change.
My colleagues should understand that corraborative decision making plays a crucial role in the promotion of SD and ESD.
The need to review the syllabus and textbooks should not be taken for granted. This can really help to find out whether the topics in the books are responsive to the needs of the youths.MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 27, 2023 at 9:02 amPost count: 9
Chiradzulu Teacher Training College Vision clearly stipulates that, “a centre of excellence in primary teacher education, CPDs, research, ICT and innovativeness in addressing emerging issues” While the Mission Statement stipulates that, “to train primary school educators who will be holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of the learners and society to enhance social economic development. This is clearly in line with the principles of sustainable development whereby the focus is on the holistic responsiveness of an individual to emerging issues such as climate change and reduction of poverty lines.
This is really reflecting my understanding of sustainable development to a great extent in the sense that, well trained educators who also embrace technology, would address emerging issues with ease. At the same time, would keep information that would eventually be used by the future generations.
I would reframe the Mission Statement as, to train primary school educators who will be holistically responsive to the existing and contemporary needs of the learners and society to enhance social economic development, social justice and mitigation of climate change. Our institution’s vision and mission are really in line with SD objectives as they are promoting reduction of poverty lines through social economic activities that are unfolding at our institution. Besides that, through the mission and vision our institution is distributing tree seedlings to the surrounding communities in order to mitigate the negative impact of climate change.MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 27, 2023 at 6:52 amPost count: 9in reply to: Understanding Sustainable Development #6387
Sustainable development is the process of using resources economically to avoid depleting them and application of sound knowledge at present so that the future generation can have an opportunity to use them as well.
The main sustainable development issues in our community include climate change, gender related issues, technology, and food insecurity.
The implications of change project include modification of education curriculum, developing gender related policies at college level and enhancing monitoring and evaluation activities, and promotion of technologyMASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 26, 2023 at 11:07 amPost count: 9in reply to: Your thoughts on the case studies. #6385
I like the Serowe project because it is promoting practical skills in teachers. This means that when teachers are skillful on how to develop teaching and learning resources, they can use locally available resources which would eventually cut costs for buying resources. As such, teachers would also encourage their learners to be practical, hence helping them to deal with immediate problems on their own. This would in the long run, help to reduce poverty lines since learners would graduate with hands on experiences.MASAU SANIParticipantJanuary 26, 2023 at 10:28 amPost count: 9in reply to: About yourself and your initial Change Project #6384
I am Masau Sani, Malawian by nationality. Realising that education sustainable development is the backbone of my country, I have outlined a number of activities to be achieved by my students. I want my students to develop research skills so that they can address problems on their own. Eventually,this can help them to be long life learners. I also want my students to develop listening and speaking skills so that they can have effective communication. This would help them to actively participate when interacting in classroom activities.