RCE Khomas-Erongo-2012

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Elsabe Julies
Clive Lawrence
Organizational Affiliation : 
University of Namibia
Municipality of Swakopmund
Role in the project: 
Deputy - Secretariat
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
Exposure and involvement of teachers in ESD outdoor facilities and activities
2. Project Description: 
In this project the fist step was to update the directory of organizations/institutes and activities available e.g. waste management, media, SMEs, energy provision, Environmental Education centres, and organizations that can provide career guidance and environmental education. Secondly, to contact organizations and institutes on a face-to-face basis to discuss their contributions and assistance to schools. The next step would then be to visit teachers at schools. Workshops should be conducted with teachers to expose and explain the concept of ESD. The directory of organizations should be provided to teachers. Teachers should be assisted to take students to their choice of organizations that will meet their needs. We will implement an incentive called the “eco-teacher” award to motivate teachers .
3. Project Status: 
4. Key Words
Key Words: 
Educational Support
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Awareness building
6. Expected outcomes:: 
This project will aid in the re-orientation of education to ESD and help teachers to understand the concept of ESD and integrate it in their teaching activities.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
2012 - 2015
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
Ms. L. Kohmen (NARREC) - project coordinator, two 3rd-year Nature conservation students, Victor and Johannes from Polytech and Ms. M. Johnson (UNAM)
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
b. Transactional: 
c. Transformational: 
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
o date a survey was conducted where companies within the Khomas region was contacted. This remains to be done for the Erongo region. Unfortunately, the response was not very positive and therefore it seems that this project will have to be revisited in order to either give it a slightly new direction or encourage companies.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
At organizational level it promoted collaboration
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
We were surprised by the high degree of unwillingness of companies to support visits and activities for school groups.
13.Core Partners: 
University of Namibia; Polytechnic of Namibia; Secondary schools
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
b. Knowledge network: 
c. Innovation network: 
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
The companies/institutes/organizations can provide opportunities for students and scholars to visit them and be exposed to the outdoor environment and/or the various job opportunities that exist. Therefore, these companies can assist in basic career guidance. One of the challenges that many schools face is provision of transport to their students. The business companies can assist them in this way. Presently there are only a few companies who are willing to provide the assistance the RCE may need from them.
16. Participation opportunities
a. Informational participation: 
b. Consultation participation: 
c. Decision influencing participation : 
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
Exposure to outdoor activities and learning
Career guidance
18. Learning activities: 
Presently we don't do it, since the project is still in the beginning stage.
19. Educational activities
a. Theory: 
b. Discussion: 
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
Research was done through a survey that was conducted as described above.
21. Research partners: 
University of Namibia and Polytechnic of Namibia
22. Description of research
a. Disciplinary: 
b. Interdisciplinary: 
c. Transdisciplinary: 
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