Directory Eartcharter Forums Forum in English Live Conversation with the Experts Mainstreaming of ESD in Teacher Education

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    Lessons from Kenyatta University

    Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 17:00 p.m. Nairobi Kenya Time
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    Call Information
    Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

    Meeting ID: 697 1137 0734
    Passcode: 439180

    About the Live Conversation

    In 2019, some members of faculty from the School of Education, Kenyatta University, Kenya enrolled for the online diploma on Education for Sustainable Development offered by the Earth Charter International and the University for Peace. After successfully undergoing the course, the members of faculty have executed a number of activities both within the university and outside meant to promote sustainability. At the university, the activities have mainly focused on sensitizing faculty and students as well as building their capacity on ESD. Efforts have also been channeled towards embedding ESD in the formal university curricula. Outside the universities, faculty members have engaged in community outreach activities focusing on broader sustainability issues in basic education institutions and neighbourhoods. The Kenyatta University team would like to share some of these experiences with other teacher educators globally.

    Topics/subtopics that you will explore during the Live Conversation:
    • Sensitization and capacity building of faculty members and students on ESD
    • Mainstreaming ESD issues in curriculum
    • Community outreach activities on sustainability

    Participants will have concrete examples of:
    • Integrating ESD in teaching and learning
    • Mainstreaming ESD in curriculum
    • Participants utilizing ESD in community outreach activities for sustainability

    The Experts

    Dr Charity Limboro- She teaches Curriculum Studies in the department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies, Kenyatta University. She has in collaboration with a neighbour working with a recycling plant sensitized and mobilised her neighbours/households to segregate plastics from other waste for recycling to ensure environmental sustainability. The 20 Households have largely embraced the idea. Currently, they have been segregating plastics and putting them aside in black paper bags for pick up by a recycling plant.

    Dr Samwel Njihia- He teaches Educational Policy and Planning at the department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies, Kenyatta University. He has played a key role in the development of a draft course unit curriculum on ESD for Post-Graduate students at the department.

    Lillian Boit- She teaches Educational Management and Leadership in the Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies. During the COVID-19 lockdown she used an organic fertilizer, manure tea approach in her garden which attracted the neighbors. This year 2021, the neighbors adopted the approach with a degree of success.

    Dr. Felicita Njuguna- She teaches Education Management, leadership and policy in the department of Education Management, policy and Curriculum Studies of Kenyatta University. As a chair of Muranga County Education Board and after doing the ESD Course, I interested one school, Moi Primary in Thika, to start an ESD club. They have a project where they grow vegetables in sacks which they sell go the school and make money to extend their club. They have 37 members plus their teacher. They have been supported by the KARI- Kenya Agriculture Research institute especially in setting up Irrigation drip pipes on the sacks so as to water their plants from water which they have harvested. They have been named as the centre of excellence for the Gatanga Sub-County of Muranga County. Other schools will be coming to learn from them.

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