South African National Research Foundation Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways
Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka holds a South African National Research Foundation Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways. Her research Chair is based in the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University, South Africa which she directed for 15 years (2000-2015). Her research interests include critical research methodologies, transformative environmental learning, agency, and education system transformation. She has served on numerous national and international research and policy programmes including as member of the UNESCO International Reference Group on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) and the UNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities and Global Universities Partnership for Environment and Sustainability (2004-current). Recent publications include a co-edited Routledge book on ‘Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change’ and a co-edited Springer book on ‘Schooling for Sustainable Development in Africa’. She is co-editor of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, and served as Editor-in- Chief of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education for 13 years (2003-2016).