Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
This two-year project ran between 2009-2010. Based on collaborative work between the International Christian University in Tokyo and the SDU, an ESD module was developed and tested in schools in Cape Town and Toyko. The project was funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Sport Science and Technology. The collaboration brought together teachers and learners in participating schools in order to build a vision of sustainable development that makes sense across different social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
South African teachers had the opportunity to visit Japanese schools, conduct classroom observations and participate in collaborative curriculum development. They also participated in co-teaching and lesson study, a modelfor peer teacher learning developed in Japan.