New programme to support teacher educators in Zambia and Zimbabwe


SWEDESD has launched a new programme to support teacher trainers at six universities in Zambia and Zimbabwe to integrate sustainable development priorities and goals into their practice. The project is carried out in 2019 with financial support from the Swedish Institute.

The new programme will focus on incorporating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) across the university formal education system via wider policy and practice networking and providing primary and secondary school teachers with tools and support. The programme engage deans of faculties of education, government officials in charge of teacher education and other interested parties.

The objectives of the programme include a review and gathering of existing tools and resources in teacher education, an assessment of the enabling environment for ESD, a development of a training course framework, and a policy and leadership development for ministries of Higher Education and ministries of Basic Education in both countries.

A first workshop was held on 11 - 15 March 2019 with Deans of Education and Directors from the Ministries of Education in Zambia and Zimbabwe to initiate a teacher education curriculum innovation process.

The next workshop will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe on 29 April - 3 May 2019 with teacher educators from participating universities to start a Change Project development.

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