Towards supporting tutoring in a semi-distance environmental education course: a Namibian case study
Author(s)Frohlich, Georgina L.
Contributor(s)Le Roux, C. S.
Tutors and tutoring -- Namibia
Distance education -- Namibia
Environmental education -- Namibia
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AbstractTutors are key supporters within semi-distance education and as such comprehensive support of tutoring is necessary to provide the best possible support to learners. This case study investigates how tutoring can be better supported within a semi-distance part-time professional development course in environmental education. The course, aimed at adults working in environmental education fields, is seen as an important strategy for helping participants become critical, reflexive and active environmental education practitioners who can start working on solutions to environmental issues. This study found that most challenges to successful tutoring lay in the availability and competence of human resources within Namibia. Additionally improvement in the management of tutor and learner support systems, information, guidance and enrolment and finally of learning resources is seen as essential to better support a successful tutoring process. An alternative model of tutoring is offered as a way of overcoming the major tutoring challenges outlined in this study.
Frohlich, Georgina L. (2004) Towards supporting tutoring in a semi-distance environmental education course: a Namibian case study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1007>