The overall objective of Fundisa for Change programme is: To enhance transformative ESD and environmental learning through teacher education.
Programme specific objectives are:
This objective is focused primarily on the development of teacher education capacity, which in turn is oriented towards teacher capacity development for transformative ESD and environmental learning in the schooling system. A research informed approach to capacity development has been adopted.
POLICY AND ADVOCACY (INFLUENCE)
This objective seeks to enhance national take up of ESD and environmental learning within the national system of teacher education. To achieve this, the programme has formed working group to engage directly with national policy systems and structures, adopt a research-informed approach to engaging with policy systems, and a networked approach to advocacy.
BUILD NATIONAL SYSTEM OF ENGAGEMENT
This objective seeks to expand the network of providers and the community of practice engaged with ESD and transformative environmental learning through teacher education. To achieve this, it seeks to develop complementary approaches, establish a strong networking infrastructure, and work with the guidance of university partners and national institutions responsible for teacher education and sustainable development.
STRENGTHEN AND REVIEW CURRICULUM, LEARNING AND TEACHING SUPPORT MATERIALS, ESPECIALLY TEXTBOOKS
This objective seeks to strengthen the quality, progression and validity of existing curriculum knowledge and its representation in the national curriculum system. This objective also focusses on teacher education materials development focussing on ESD and environmental content.
PROVIDE CO-ORDINATION SUPPORT TO ESTABLISH THE FUNDISA FOR CHANGE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME
This objective seeks to provide the ‘under-laboring’ structural co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation and systemic implementation support necessary for the four objectives above. A steering committee that supports, guides and advises, as well as offers an accountability mechanism is a core dimension of the coordinating function of the Fundisa for Change Professional Learning Community and partnership programme. The steering committee is made up of teacher education institutions and National level Education and Environmental Institutions involved in Teacher Education.