Contextualising learning in Advanced Certificate in Education (Environmental Education) courses : synthesising contexts and experiences

Schudel, Ingrid and Le Roux, C. and Lotz-Sisitka, H. and Loubser, C. and O'Donoghue, R. and Shallcross, T. (2008) Contextualising learning in Advanced Certificate in Education (Environmental Education) courses : synthesising contexts and experiences. South African Journal of Education, 28 (4). pp. 543-559. ISSN 0256-0100

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Abstract

We report on experiences in the Advanced Certificate in Education (Environmental Education) courses of two South African universities, namely, Rhodes University and the University of South Africa. We focus specifically on the whole school approaches which were influenced by a project between these two universities and Manchester Metropolitan University. We illustrate how contextual profiling influenced the perspective or entry point from which the whole school message was approached in the ACE (EE) courses. Through illustrative examples from these two courses, we report on two different approaches to contextual profiling, starting by problematising an approach that relies solely on a priori contextual profiling. We then illustrate how this approach can be complemented by contextual profiling within courses and within context through situated learning processes.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The South African Journal of Education is open access and available on-line at the following website: http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za
Uncontrolled Keywords:contextual profiling; EE; environmental education; ACE; situated learning; whole school approach; tertiary education; Rhodes University; Unisa; University of South Africa; Manchester Metropolitan University; universities; certificates; South Africa; Africa; Europe; United Kingdom; England
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education
ID Code:1334
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Deposited On:07 May 2009
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