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Short Course on Workplace Education Theories

Masters and PhD students from Wits and Rhodes Universities explored a variety of work and learning related theories during a three day short course in December 2016. They realised they were in for a treat when doctoral candidate Dhiren Govender remarked: “We are in the presence of three research chairs and it’s not even an […]

December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Green Skills Theme at EEASA 2016

Dr Margarita Pavlova of Hong Kong University Institute of Education presented a key note address at the 34th annual conference of the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa which was held in Johannesburg on 3-6 October 2016. Dr Pavlova has conducted ground breaking studies in the ‘greening’ of educational policy and curriculum development for Technical […]

December 13th, 2016|Events|

Green Economy Learning Assessment Concluded

Members of South Africa’s sustainability community participated in an assessment commissioned by the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) to identify the learning needs that should be addressed in the country’s transition to a greener economy. A team of researchers from Rhodes and Wits universities undertook the Green Economy Learning Assessment which was […]

December 13th, 2016|Report-backs|

Skills for Green Public Supply Chain Management

To drive the green economy, government, business, labour and civil society need to create new ways of doing business. It is in this context that National Treasury’s commitment to use the annual R500 billion public sector expenditure on goods and services to support government’s strategic priorities could make a significant contribution to sustainable development.

In a […]

December 12th, 2016|New Developments|

RWL Conference Comes to SA!

The Researching Work and Learning (RWL) conference is the leading international research conference series in the field of work and learning. It is a critical platform for researchers and professionals to share research in work and learning, engage in dialogue with colleagues and experts from around the world, deepen their knowledge and advance the field.

This year […]

August 10th, 2017|Events|

TVET for Green Skills – UNESCO conference in China

Prof Eureta Rosenberg attended a conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Tangshan in the People’s Republic of China from 4-6 July 2017. Entitled “Skills on the move: Global trends, local resonances” it was convened by UNESCO to review progress in the implementation of the recommendations for strengthening TVET globally, adopted as […]

August 3rd, 2017|Events|

In the Shadow of Power: EGOS Trip report by Mike Ward

The European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) held its 32nd annual colloquium in Naples, Italy during July this year.  Mike Ward was supported to attend this conference by the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University and provided this brief trip report.

The theme of this year’s EGOS conference was Organising in the Shadow of Power […]

July 26th, 2016|Report-backs|

Review of a Paper for Green Skills Research Considerations

Paper reviewed: Peter Ferguson. 2015. The green economy agenda: Business as usual or transformational discourse? Environmental Politics, 24(1), 17-37. DOI: 10:1080/09644016.2014.919748

In the considerable body of literature on the green economy there are some papers that skills researchers will in my view find particularly useful, even if these papers do not refer to research or to […]

July 26th, 2016|Report-backs|

Calling All Green Skills Scholars!

We invite all those who are currently reading in the green skills arena, as part of a research project, or a course of study, to review for the website a paper, report or chapter that they have found particularly useful from the perspective of green skills research. The review can be short (1-2 pages or […]

July 26th, 2016|Requests for input|

New Ranger Qualification

The SADC region has a new qualification for Rangers, said to be the first of its kind in the world.  The Anti-Poaching Ranger Qualification aims to equip rangers with world class skills to fight biodiversity crime, to cut out spurious training, and to give the entry-level practitioner a measure of pride and, hopefully, a career […]

July 18th, 2016|New Developments|