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    1.How would you work with students to mobilise 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 first take pictures of the polluted surroundings. They will collect waste material from the community such as tins, bottles, card boards and papers. Then sort the waste according to their categories. They will then throw away litter that will not be used. They will be required to develop a lesson plan that they will use in constructing and then use the teaching aid.I will give them enough time to finish the teaching aid using the T model and then upon submitting the lesson plans as well as the teaching aid will be graded.
    2.How would you approach the matter of concern with a systems view? And how can this inform a participatory local inquiry into the matter of concern to understand it better? How would you do this with your students? I would encourage students to conduct research/inquiry on what can be produced using recycling.
    3.How would you work with your students and the community to work out what can be done together to address the matter of concern? I will introduce my students to the community and they tell their fellow students about ESD.
    4.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?An attempt to make it possible will be made by engaging students in planning for the activities.
    5.How would you assess progress in relation to the learning and the co-engaged, inquiry centred approach? Through monitoring and evaluating the steps of the project.
    6.What would you need to do to implement this teaching activity with your students? Ask student to submit their lesson plans and plans of action.
    7.How could you support your students to use this T-learning sequence as they plan for practice teaching? Giving them more practical activities and giving them the model to use when working on their projects.

    nnmoletsane
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    1.WHAT aspect of the ESD Change Project you wish to scale?
    Producing more teaching and learning aids using waste for students to be able to use them during teaching practice and in-service workshops through the in-service education department.

    2.WHO will be involved?
    Administration, Faculties,lecturers and students
    3.HOW you plan to do it?
    Develop a proposal which will be presented to the admnistration where upon approval organise a workshop for the different faculties.More research on recycling will be conducted by the team so that it is able to sensitize the community of practice.
    4. WHEN it will be done?
    Hopefully when the second semester begins in August since it is exams time and class boycotts by students is distracting any plans for future activities.
    5. Also remember to indicate WHY it is important.
    This will help to reduce waste materials around the institution and to save money for buying teaching and learning materials.

    nnmoletsane
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    in reply to: Assessment of ESD #5673

    Comment and discuss on the forum how the following technology supported approaches can be used to enhance assessment of ESD.

    Online discussions/blogs
    -It allows students to answer questions or solve given scenarios, share their answers with others and may assess each others work.
    Blended learning assessments;
    -It refers to a combination of face to face and online assessments using tests and examinations.
    Online project based learning;
    -It refers to an approach which give students a chance to conduct research on a given topic using online tools.
    e-portfolio;
    -Refers to a collection of student’s work stored online.
    Question Mark Perception;
    -It allows a lecturer to formulate questions and organise them into tests and examinations.
    podcast;
    When online tools are used to share information with students.
    online/typed exams.
    A lecturer chooses the correct method of assessment either an online or a typed examination depending on the availability of resources.
    What would make these more appropriate for transformative learning and ESD practice?
    I can use a combination of all the assessments tools depending on availability.

    nnmoletsane
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    in reply to: Reflection #5672

    How would you go about assessing the cognitive learning objectives?
    What variety of assessment methods could you use for assessing the socio-emotional learning objectives?
    -I can give students objective and essay test ranging from lower order to higher order questions.
    What assessment approaches would you use to assess the behavioral learning outcomes, especially those that reflect values?
    – I can students role plays, debates, group projects where they will present findings or observations, lesson planning.
    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)?
    – Involving students in policy making,involve them in celebrating days related to ESD such as the youth day.
    How could you include the above in an inclusive end of course examination?
    -I can ask students a variety of questions requiring recall, understanding, application and analysis. For example give them case studies where they will apply the knowledge and the skills they have acquired.
    To what extent does your assessment reflect assessment of significant learning?
    -My assessment is mainly assessing the cognitive and behavioral aspect. I was not considering the socio-economic domain.

    nnmoletsane
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    How this Learning Action has helped you to re-view your TE/TVET programmes?
    -It will help to check and align programs to SD AND ESD.
    How can you work towards a more critical understanding of SD and ESD in your context?
    -Working on the change project and informing the community of practice on ESD issues.
    What still needs to be discussed and taken forward?
    -We still need to discuss how other departments can ne infused to integrate ESD in the curriculum.
    Can you prepare some suggestions for colleagues / your department / your TE/TVET institution? What would you emphasise?
    -I can encourage them to integrate topics to deal with ESD in the curriculum and engage in solving ESD issues.

    nnmoletsane
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    Mission statement: To be responsive to national and international needs through excellence in teaching and learning, research and innovation, entrepreneurship
    and community engagement for sustainable development.
    The mission statement has components of ESD.

    nnmoletsane
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    Learning action 1 has helped me in understanding sustainable development and why it is necessary as teacher educators to teach about it. It will also help to identify the problems that exist in my community and attempt to address them through the change project.
    There is a need to check the policies as well as integrating ESD in the curriculum. Also encourage other members of our departments to change their course outlines in line with ESD.

    nnmoletsane
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    Sustainable development refers to the actions take in order to survive and ensuring that the resources are still conserved for the future.
    Sustainability affecting my community include: litter which is not recycled, dongas due to heavy rains, deforestation for human settlements and not replanting new trees.

    Teachers must be taught about sustainability issues so that they also teach their learners on the importance of using the environment in such a way that natural resources are not depleted.
    Situational analysis is needed to identify areas of sustainability that can be addressed by teacher training programs.

    nnmoletsane
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    Sustainable development refers to the actions take in order to survive and ensuring that the resources are still conserved for the future.
    Sustainability affecting my community include: litter which is not recycled, dongas due to heavy rains, deforestation for human settlements and not replanting new trees.

    Teachers must be taught about sustainability issues so that they also teach their learners on the importance of using the environment in such a way that natural resources are not depleted.
    Situational analysis is needed to identify areas of sustainability that can be addressed by teacher training progrms.

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