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Climate Smart Agriculture

This report captures the findings of a study that considered the green skill implications for transitioning towards climate-smart agricultural practice in the Western Cape, as part of the Green Skills Project. Agriculture is a cornerstone of the South African economy and is vital for human and social well-being. Agricultural production is tied to natural resources

May 28th, 2018|Categories: New Developments|

Course: Green Skills Research and Planning

The first offering of this new course in Johannesburg was attended by 22 practitioners and managers from government (SETAs, Auditor-General office and others), NGOs, industry bodies and universities. The contact sessions took place from October to November 2017 and participants will receive their final assessments in May 2018. Developed for skills planners and researchers, this

May 28th, 2018|Categories: Events|

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

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Events|

Short Course on Workplace Education Theories

From the left: Dandira, Franca, Prof Heila, Sibusisiwe Mavuso, John, Tshanda, Live, Prof Andre, Nicola, Prof Eureta, Mike, Sibusisiwe Gumede, Bongani and Dhiren. 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

December 14th, 2016|Categories: 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|Categories: Events|

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

December 12th, 2016|Categories: New Developments|

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

July 26th, 2016|Categories: 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

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Report-backs|