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Restore, reform or transform forestry education in Uganda?

Buyinza, Mukadasi; Vedeld, Pal


The nature of forestry is changing rapidly, with social components becoming as  important as the traditional biophysical components. The role of participatory approaches to forestry has increased dramatically, and meeting the needs of people is now seen as a primary function of forestry. These changes present both strategic and practical challenges, constraints and opportunities for forestry education. The important changes in forestry education include the shift from teacher-to student-centred learning and rapid technological developments. If forestry education is to meet its new challenges, it needs to undergo deep transformation. This paper discusses the changing social perceptions and demands onto the forest sector and their implications to forestry education. It reflect on the current status of forestry education, and describes the drivers for change in the delivery of forest education in Uganda. 


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Title of Paper: Restore, reform or transform forestry education in Uganda?
Conference Name: Science and Development in Africa
Conference Date: 2006-05-10
Conference Location: Development Fund of Norway Headquaters, Oslo, Norway.
Published as Proceedings: yes

Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Keywords:Curriculum, Environmental Education, Educational Change, Skills Needs, Uganda, Makerere University, Teaching Methods, Statistics

File Size:119 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this paper was granted by the authors.
Date Added:23 July 2007

Buyinza, Mukadasi, & Vedeld, Pal (2006). Restore, reform or transform forestry education in Uganda? Presented at the Science and Development in Africa Conference, Oslo, Norway, 12 May 2007.