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Research and Publications about EE/ESD

Title: A Baseline of Environmental Knowledge and Activities amongst learners in Erongo region, Namibia
Author: Toini Shimwandi (Bachelor of Natural Resources Management - NUST)
Summary of Findings: This study revealed that learners in the Erongo region have a low level of environmental knowledge and nature conservation-related topics. The study also found that there are no differences in the level of environmental knowledge when comparing learners in urban areas to those who live in rural areas, as well as, between male and female learners.

 

Title: Retention of EE/ESD learning and attitudes of participants, over six months: The Case Study of NaDEET Centre, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Author: Melba Monique Van Wyk (National Diploma in Nature Conservation - Cape Peninsula University)
Summary of Findings: The main results found for this study was that water, energy and waste were the themes that highly impacted participants. The research showed that there was an affiliation between things learned at NaDEET and things implemented at home. More females were influence by the water and energy themes than males, but males were influence by the waste theme. 

 

Title: The role of NUST-NaDEET internships in promoting Sustainability and Inspiring future Environmental Educators
Author: Salom Haiduwa (Bachelor of Natural Resources Management - NUST)
Summary of Findings: The study shows that a high proportion of the former NUST-NaDEET interns have remained and continued working in the field of EE/ESD. This can be attributed to the experience with NaDEET programmes as they are hands-on and inclusive. The study also shows that former NUST interns at NaDEET are much more aware of how to live sustainably compared to NUST students who did their internships elsewhere.

 

Title: Baseline study on environmental awareness of junior primary school learners in the Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi regions
Author: Thadeus Mupiri (Bachelor of Natural Resources Management - NUST)
Summary of Findings: The study focusses on levels of awareness and knowledge and shows that Most of the learners are aware and there is a high number of learners who show a clear understanding of the environmental concept. There is a distinction though between urban and rural based learners.

 

Title: NaDEET Coastal EE/ESD Baseline Survey
Author: Panduleni Haindongo 2019 (Project Based Research)
Summary of Findings: The study found that EE/ESD activities between schools and EE/ESD service providers are not widely accessible or continuous. The coverage of different EE/ESD topics through the existing programmes lacks diversity as it excludes some key topics. Limiting factors of schools and EE/ESD service providers in achieving their EE/ESD objectives were revealed through the study with lack of financial resources being the main barrier.

 

Title: A School Survey on EE/ESD Activities in the Erongo Region
Author: Laura Alhassan 2019 (Bachelor of Natural Resources Management -  NUST)
Summary of Findings: The study established that EE/ESD is misunderstood and not properly implemented in schools and due to various limitations, many schools participate in limited EE/ESD activities. Municipalities from the towns of Arandis, Henties Bay, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay were identified as key players in the EE/ESD activities provision through the different events and materials they provide.

 

Title: An Assessment of the Awareness, Knowledge and Attitudes of Swakopmund Residents Towards Sustainable Development
Author: Toini Amutenya 2016 (Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management - NUST)
Summary of findings: Using closed questionnaires on awareness, knowledge and attitudes, this study found that children and young adults scored lower in awareness, knowledge and attitudes for environmental protection when compared to elders who received environmental education through the old education system. Although there were no statistical differences in the levels of awareness, knowledge and attitudes, educating adults could influence the behaviour of children and youth.

 

Title: Programme Evaluation Informing Environmental Education- EEASA Conference Paper
Author: Viktoria Keding 2003
Summary of findings: This paper begins by looking at an EE Centre and programme located in the Otjiwarongo area for youth. A brief discussion about the nature and structure of the EE programme is given, followed by a description of an informal programme evaluation undertaken during 2002.

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