Look at the information sheet that outlines critical sustainable development issues in Zambia , read the article , ‘Windhoek International School (WIS) children think of ideas to #EndPoverty‘ and then read or listen to how our Case Story unfolds.
Watch the two video’s ‘Seeds of Freedom’ and ‘Seeds of Sovereignty’ (the one video describes the problem, and the other offers hope and change perspectives) [note each video is approximately 30 minutes so allow enough time for this]. After watching them, consider the O’Donoghue model and Million Belay’s views on sustainable development. The video’s are a good example of how African communities are addressing SDG 2: End Hunger, and SDG 13: Life on Land. What do these videos mean for Education for Sustainable Development in your view?
Read the section on the Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to southern Africa in the Learning Action 2 Course material Booklet. Once you have worked through this section please visit the www.globalgoals.org website and go through the SDGs in more detail to familiarise yourself with them. Read some of the articles on ‘the Global Goals at 5’ on the homepage, and some of the current perspectives on the global goals and debates around the global goals and the COVID-19. Do some research on the SDGs in Africa, and in your own country. (e.g. you can visit the SDGs in Africa Centre website to follow discourse on SDGs in Africa.
Which of the SDGs, do you think, are most important for southern Africa? Which of the debates on the SDGs do you most enjoy? Which are most relevant to your context and your TE/TVET education programmes? Which would you prioritise in your teaching programmes? Why would you do this?
- How can teacher/TVET educators contribute to the achievement of key aspects relevant to the SDGs in southern African?
- What role can they play?
- What role can you play?
- What does this mean for change in your teacher/TVET education institution?