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Welcome to the Fundisa for Change Introduction Course!

The Introductory Course offers context and foundational knowledge for teacher trainers and teachers to help develop their core understanding of the principles of the Department’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) as it relates to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Environmental and sustainability education is an essential component to implement subject-specific orientated processes of learning-led change to tackle matters that concern self, our community and the world situated in wellbeing for sustainable living and sustainable livelihoods.  The Introductory course will explain how the Fundisa for Change programme supports the CAPS curriculum with transformative teaching, learning and assessment processes. It will also introduce how the Fundisa for Change subject courses can be expanded to support whole school development and the development of transformative learning environments.

This course introducing ESD as knowledge mediated learning using the 7 principles of CAPS and how these apply to the 3 dimensions of ESD. It focuses on  enhancing three essential aspects of teaching:

  • Knowing your Subject,
  • Improving your Teaching practice, and
  • Improving your Assessment Practice.

Important readings

Below are links to the supplementary published Fundisa for Change essential units we will draw upon during this course.

How to get around:

Below is a breakdown of the course. Click ‘expand’ to see each session. You can click on each of these to access them or use the “Next session” or “Previous session” to move through the course.

To start, clickPre-course evaluation” below.

Once you have completed a session, click the green “Mark Complete” button before moving on to the next session, and you’ll see your progress bar reflect your movement.

If you ever get lost, there is a navigation menu on your left. When you hover over your name in the top right corner, which will appear once you start the course, you can access your profile.  You can also find your way to the ‘Home’ page by clicking on the Fundisa for Change logo in the top left corner.

This online course was developed and adapted from the Fundisa for Change Core Text Course Booklet.