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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|

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|Categories: New Developments|

Report Back and Round Tables on 21 April

On 21 April 2016 the GreenSkills coordinators reported back to its partners in SETAs, government departments and environmental organisations at a full-day meeting in Johannesburg. In a jam-packed morning session researchers from Wits, Rhodes, UCT gave updates on current and recently completed projects, and Ansa Liebenberg from MERSETA shared the news of a brand new

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Events|

RWL 9 Reflection by Presha Ramsarup

From the minute one leaves Changi airport one appreciates Singapore's reputation as a sophisticated metropolis. It is a buzzing city and it hosted the 9th Researching Work and Learning (RWL) Conference on 9-12 December 2015. The RWL conference is the leading international research conference in the field of work and learning. Established in 1999, the conference

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Report-backs|Tags: , , |

Critical Realism and Green Skills Research

Routledge recently published Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social Ecological Change, edited by Dr Leigh Price and Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka. This book introduces a decade of mainly southern African critical realist environmental education research and thinking on the question: "How can we facilitate learning processes that will lead to the flourishing of the Earth's people

Comment on NSDS IV

The deadline for comments on the Proposal for the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and the SETA Landscape (NSLP 2015) has been extended to 29 February 2016. The gazetted proposal involves changes to the role and function of SETAs, and the skills levy distribution model. It recommends that the current sector specific skills funding model be changed

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Requests for input|Tags: , |