Teacher Education

atiti's picture

JOIN NOW! 8th Global RCE Conference Teacher Education Discussion Group

Welcome to the 2013 Global RCE Conference Teacher Education Discussion Group! Please join in the pre-conference discussions today by sharing your thoughts on the topics you feel most need to be addressed in the group meeting during the Global Conference in Nairobi.


atiti's picture

One of the core functions of an RCE is to contribute to the reorientation of existing education programmes by working with schools and teachers. RCEs, both individually (local level) and collectively (global level) are providing platforms for information sharing, dialogue and collaboration for reorientation of teacher education and ESD. Please highlight how your RCE is promoting the integration of principles, values and practices of sustainable development into teacher education programmes. Share case stories on how your RCE is contributing to quality Teacher Education and enhancing teacher professional development in ESD. Also highlight challenges and successes in implementing teacher education. Make suggestions on how you want the Teacher Education session during the 8th Global RCE Conference to be structured.
Abdullahi Tijjani's picture

Thank you for your comment on teacher education ,it is vital for meaningful ESD to reorient our teachers to understand fully the main objectives of knowledge and in relation to sustainable development. Therefore I would be happy if we in the RCE Kano will find ways to improve teachers knowledge through capacity building and collaboration in research inoder to achieve sustanabilty. If any Race is working on this RCE kano will join.
RCEguwahati's picture

Is any RCE working on Teacher Education for School Water and Sanitation Education?
RCEunnipm's picture

Simanta, there are several RCEs working on the issue of water and school education. RCE Greater Nairobi, RCE Grand Rapids, RCE Delhi, RCE Rhine Meuse, RCE Chandigarh to name a few. Though all of them may not be working on sanitation you may introduce it. They have active links with local schools. Interestingly they are also doing some joint projects through webinars etc.
RCEnielslarsen's picture

Subject: Co-learning and Teacher education

Dear all
I am looking foreward to join the discussion also in Nairobi late november.
My consern here is to make the teacher education more cross cultural and global. In other Words: How is it possible to share and collaborate Young teacher students oppinion and perspective on ESD during their education and at the same time make it in a global perspective. How is it possible to strenghtening teacher education and integrate what someone call: "Co-learning". In the RCE global Network we have great possibilities to connect education and students/teacher Exchange, so it would be possible for students to have an internship in different countries. And also integrate curriculum and cross curricular activities. In that sense its possible for comming teachers to look at diversity in education and common perspectives in ESD.
Right now I am working on a cross cultural Exchange project between TTC in Denmark and TTC in Kenya in the perspective of "Co-learning".

My quetion here is:
Are there anyone WHO knows something about Teacher Education in a Co-learning perspective?
RCElylebenko's picture

I am pleased to see the focus on Teacher Education. I recently taught a Teacher Certification/Accreditation Summer Course this past summer at the U of R. It was interesting to see the excitement and enhancement of the "experienced" teachers as they explored the opportunities and challenges of ESD. Of particular interest was its relationship to First Nations and Metis People in Saskatchewan (Indigenous Peoples). We worked at developing a better understanding of "Traditional Ways of Knowing and Learning ESD". I look forward to further discussions and sharing of research in this area of Teacher Education. >>>Lyle Benko Co-Coordinator RCE Saskatchewan
RCEzinaida's picture

Dear colleagues,
In the discussion on Higher Education that goes in parallel, we emphasised the importance of the school education for the quality of education at university. Here is what was written by Goolam:
“We know that there needs to be a greater output of graduates in S&T in Africa - at the moment HE graduates are largely in humanities and social sciences. But the problem is a lack of applicants with good science qualifications from the secondary school level. Why? I think it has to do with the way science is taught in schools. The approach is too theoretical and pupils are not made to relate science to day to day activities. I know there is a separate area of Teacher Training in the RCE discussion but this has a direct impact on HE. Since RCEs involve all levels of education, this is a matter that can be looked at.” We would be interested to also here about your experiences connecting improvement of quality at different educational levels in the regions.
Abdullahi Tijjani's picture

This is a good topic of discussion other reason may be due lack of teaching materials in sciences can we look at how we can collaborates with students community to finds ways of improvising teaching materials using available locals sources of materials.
Debra Keenahan's picture

Dear Colleagues, I am representing the RCE Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Australia. I am very interested in each of the issues that have been raised so far in this discussion. Our Institution is moving towards introducing a Bachelors Degree (2015) on Socially Sustainable Development and a Major in the Masters of Social Science (2014) on Development, Security and Sustainability and we currently offer a mjor in the Bachelor of Social Science on Peace and Development. The issue of indigenous peoples is an important theme throughout our curriculum and as such, so too the teaching materials (quality and quanitity) for delivery. What I am particularly interested in and would like to hear opinions about are critiques on the mainstream understanding of Development and the curriculum materials around that topic as they relate to and impact upon indigenous peoples and developing countries.
RCEkunming's picture

Simanta, I'm Zhu Miaoyuan from RCE-Kunming,I'm just doing project named "Based on Human Value Water, sanitation education" supported by national Ministry of Education.What do you want to know about it? The project involved the teacher training.