Have a look at our poster
"Practice Conservation Agriculture"
available in English, Xhosa and Zulu!

Our Posters are primarily instructional products as opposed to being limited to awareness creation. They are presented as enabling resources to facilitate UNESCO's Four Pillars of Education, and are designed to serve two specific purposes:

As printed products they can be used in classrooms to allow 5-10 pupils to sit around the poster to either follow a teacher's presentation or to motivate group discussion among learners. The Posters are usually printed in A2 size so that they could, for example, fit on the back of a door - often the most convenient place in mud wall classrooms... They are printed on heavy duty paper and laminated so that they could also be annotated using white board markers. The top two corners have metal re-enforced grommets so that the poster can be hooked onto nails without requiring other kinds of adhesives. A plank nailed to a tree would therefore be one way of using the posters outdoors. Read & see more...

Secondly, the printed posters may also be viewed as printed web pages inasmuch as each poster contains links to extensive, ancillary information available in the EcoPort database. The poster itself exists as an interactive, hypertext table in EcoPort where it becomes a dynamic interactive web resource that functions like a 'home page' for the poster topic. Thus, a poster displayed on a wall in an Internet Café or on the wall in a school's computer room, would firstly present a topic of possible inquiry and exploration - a useful 'prompt' because 'where to go' is often a blocking point for novice Internet users. Secondly, the poster would, through the structured, guiding links, which are active in the poster's digital home page, function like a rough map to guide users through the n-dimensional knowledge space supporting the poster. Read & see more...

Perhaps the most useful and unique feature of our posters and their respective, ancillary digital universes of further knowledge on the poster topic, is the way that the posters are explicitly integrated with the National Curriculum Statements (NCS) issued by the National Department of Education. Thus, a learner could start from an item of information on the poster and work back to see the multiple 'points of entry' that such a 'bottom-up' perspective provides on the NCS framework. Alternatively, a teacher could start with a subject and its Learning Outcomes (LOs) specified in the NCS and (i) develop/encounter lesson plans as well as (ii) come to grips with the Assessments Standards associated with the LOs. Read & see more...

Finally, the posters contain 'primary information' the substance of what we learn when we become knowledgeable; see comparison of information versus knowledge. It also explains methods and procedures; things to investigate and do. However, the educational processes that take place in schools and training programmes, require and involve institutional, operational and administrative frameworks that define the business of 'schooling'. We do this at our EcoMoodle website - a system and service devoted to courseware, assessments and qualifications. Read & see more...

You can view a sample poster page here:
Practice Conservation Agriculture (ID 78415)