Composting – Assessment Task

1. Watch the videos and read the articles in the “Understanding Composting for a Circular Economy” section.

2. Write a start-up story to introduce the topic “Composting as a heritage knowledge practice” or choose another heritage knowledge practice topic to write about at the LEVEL of Grade 2. Also, bring in core terminology from the Grade 2 CAPS curriculum focusing on the topic of living soil and composting.

3. Reflect and evaluate your story by answering the following question.

  • What heritage knowledge practices does the story highlight?
  • Whose heritage knowledge practices does the story highlight (think – generation, culture, geographical space)?
  • What seeds for inquiry questions does the narrative open up?
  • What potential learning pathways does the start-up story open up?
  • How is this heritage situated as a sustainability process?
  • How does the narrative relate to learners’ life experiences and identity?
  • How does it set a platform for practical activity and possible change projects?

3. Please submit your start-up story and responses at the bottom of the page. If you are part of a tutor group, ensure to retain a copy for your portfolio.

How do we Activate ESD as Handprint Learning around matters of concern?

During this course, we will also introduce you to the learning and teaching practices behind these lessons. Click on the link below to access the Handprint for Change resource platform and learn more about the four-quadrant process.