Forestry Educators' Ethics
“Forestry educators have a responsibility to train students to manage land for both current and future generations.
We pledge to practice pedagogies that will develop knowledge and skills in our students to maintain the long-term capacity of the land to provide the variety of materials, uses, and values desired by landowners and society."
Lead, Climate-Smart Forestry Team, HAMK
Forest21 FCAFTI PBL workshop
Fort Cox Agriculture and Forestry Training Insitute hosted partners of Forest21 for a PBL workshop, themed "advanced engagement with PBL for lecturers in climate-smart forestry learning, teaching and assessment between 22nd-26th January 2024.
21st Century Climate-Smart Forestry Education for Livelihood and Sustainability in South Africa
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FOREST21 is a joint project for strengthening capacity in South African higher education in forestry. The project is implemented in collaboration of five higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa that have forestry curricula or will start teaching forestry.
Promoting climate-smart forestry and entrepreneurial innovativeness in forestry education will lead to job creation as well as mitigation of climate change. FOREST21 is implemented through reforming the curricula in forestry entrepreneurship education to equip graduates with problem-solving skills, an entrepreneurial mindset and climate-smart thinking.
Problem-based learning (PBL) methods and students-centred teaching are the core of the project. Students learn through solving real-life business challenges in the field in international teams. FOREST21 is built on close collaboration with the industrial sector as well as teachers and the managerial staff in partner HEIs to find the practices in the local context.
FOREST21 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
SABC News feature
In September 2022 at the George Campus of Nelson Mandela University, a 4 day workshop was held through the Forest21 joint project for Strengthening Capacity in South African Higher Education in forestry, it was implemented with the institutions in South Africa that have forestry curricula or will start teaching forestry. The workshop presented an opportunity to engage with leading minds in the sector and was subsequently featured on on national news.
Students share their experience from student challenges. Student challenges are organised to give an opportunity for staff of Partner HEIs to practice Problem Based Learning methodology.
Students testimonials - field work in George/ South Africa
TUT Student experience
NMU Student Experience
HAMK Student Experience
Fort Cox Student Experience
1st Advisory Board Chair message
Watch the video greeting of the first Chair of Forest21 Advisory Board, Dr. Kaluke Mawila, Campus Principal of George Campus of Nelson Mandela University.