Re-Orienting Teacher Education for Sustainability (ESD): Development of a Guide for Effective Teaching and Learning in Teacher Training Institutions

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 - 8:30am to Friday, 19 July 2013 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Zambia, Lusaka
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Florence Ssereo (f.ssereo@unesco.org)

The purpose of the Workshop is to kick start a broad-based stakeholder contribution towards the development of the new Guide for Effective Teaching and Learning in Teacher Training Institutions as a participatory process.
The workshop will:

- Share information on best practices, experiences and lessons on mainstreaming ESD in teacher education from countries across all UNESCO regions
- Review the existing Guide for Effective teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions in Africa and identify modules that are relevant for teacher education
- Identify and agree on priority cross-cutting issues and topics to be included in the module on ESD (e.g. climate change, disaster preparedness, biodiversity. gender, ICT, HIV/AIDS)
- Draft and agree on the structure and outline of the modules to be included in the Guide to Effective Teaching of ESD in Teacher Education Institutions in Africa;
- Draft modules on the selected themes

The focus of the new guide is on teaching and learning specific cross-cutting issues such as climate change, biodiversity, disaster preparedness, gender, peace, HIV/AIDS, ICT and peace education and other priority themes in relation to sustainable development in Africa. It will help teachers and teacher trainers to re-orient teacher education to include education for sustainable development. It will prepare teachers to respond to contemporary challenges of education for sustainable development. The new Guide will go a long way in supporting Institutional capacity development efforts of Teacher Training Institutions.