Heila Lotz-Sisitka


Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka works in the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University in the Faculty of Education, where she holds a South African National Research Foundation Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways. The Chair’s work focusses on ways in which transformative learning and green skills learning pathways can strengthen people’s participation in securing more socially just and sustainable forms life and living. It foregrounds collective agency for transformative change in society. Professor Lotz-Sisitka has a background in critical research methodologies and a long standing commitment to furthering and extending participation in education. Her current research interests focus on the relationship between environmental learning, agency and social-ecological and social system transformation.