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Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in Botswana: A Case Study Research of Teacher Education Institutions
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. Centre for Sustainable Development Uppsala, SWEDESD.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present paper is a case study research that explores how different teacher education

institutions in Botswana have worked towards the infusion of Education for Sustainable

Development pedagogy and content in the curriculums of pre-service teachers. The main

purpose of the research was to understand what elements promoted or inhibited the

development of ESD change project by educational institutions. Combing the theory of

change, the theory of human capability, the theory of social learning and the theory of

transformative learning, a theory-based evaluative tool was developed and used to analysis

data obtained through a variety of data sources. The results indicate that there are a number

of crucial elements that enable a successful implementation of ESD in teacher education

institutions in Botswana, namely: the educators’ ability to foster transformational pedagogies

in the classroom, and their capacity to understand the different approaches that are inherent

to the concept of ESD, their capacity to strategically plan for change and the wider

institutional context for this implementation. Importantly, this research also provides some

cues as to how the further implementation of ESD can be guided in teacher training.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper,, 238
Keyword [en]
Education for Sustainable Development, teacher institutions, case study, assessment, Sustainable Development
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-257693OAI: diva2:840248
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2015-06-01, Hambergsalen, Hambergsalen, Geocentrum, Uppsala universitet, Villavägen 16,, Uppsala, 13:54 (English)
Available from: 2015-07-20 Created: 2015-07-07 Last updated: 2015-07-20Bibliographically approved

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