Update – May 2017
Jane Burt, has completed the first module of the Changing Practice Course run with civil society organisations in the Olifants River Catchment. This module, entitled ‘investigating context and practice’, surfaces personal experience within the local context and how this impacts upon the practice of civil society actors (from the local to the global). Jane writes, ‘As with all the previous Changing practice courses, the learning approach and pedagogy is transparent and the course begins with a dialogue about learning, knowledge and education’.
The course is multi-dimensional and holistic in its design. It includes; healing processes which acknowledge that South African society is prone to various degrees of trauma; exploring participants existing practice in context; going on a ‘toxic tour’ which provided the difficult but important experience of witnessing pollution in the catchment; engaging in dialogue on climate change and the intersection of gender.