Fundisa for Change is a partnership-based programme founded on principles of collaboration, transformative learning and evaluative review of practice in order to build a national system of engagement to broaden and deepen capacity for environment and sustainability education in South African schools. It is being seen by the Department of Basic Education as an exemplary national professional learning community with capacity to support and influence teacher professional development that is aligned with and supportive of the Subject Contents in the Curriculum and Assesssment Policy for South Africa.

The SDU as an implementation partner coordinates Fundisa for Change Teacher Professional Development in the Western Cape. The SDU presents UCT-approved and SACE-endorsed Fundisa for Change Short Courses for diverse learning areas including the Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Geographical Sciences across all phases.