Perspectives from experts

Felisa Tibbitts is UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Higher Education and Chair in Human Rights Education at the Human Rights Centre of Utrecht University (Netherlands). She is also a Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa) and lecturer in the Comparative and International Education Program at Teachers College of Columbia University.

Her research and policy interests include peace, human rights and global citizenship education; curriculum policy and reform; critical pedagogy; and human rights and higher education transformation. 

​Critical self-reflection, open dialogue and connections with practice

Jim Taylor worked for the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa for 35 years. For twenty of these he served as Director of Environmental Education. During this time he was a founder member and project lead of the SADC Regional Environmental Education Programme. This programme continued for 15 years and now lives on as the Sustainability Starts with Teachers (SST) in partnership with UNESCO and Rhodes University. He is now an honorary life member of WESSA and is a former President of EEASA (The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa). Jim is active in ESD with UNESCO where he co-chaired the ESD-2030 initiative for transforming teaching and learning environments.
​Change Choice Practices

Rob O'Donoghue is Professor Emeritus in the Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University. He has recently worked on ethics-led action learning through the development of Hand-Print CARE materials. This work was undertaken with colleagues in Germany, Mexico, India and South Africa with the Centre for Envioronmental Education, Ahmedabad, India and with the support of Engagement Global. His recent publications has been centred on communicative learning and the the inclusion of heritage knowledge practices in Environment and Sustaiunability Education.