- Invite like-minded educators from around the world to learn with us and from us
- Create an inspiring environment for attendees to collaborate with each other on unique projects, programmes, teaching strategies, and resources
- Equip attendees with a new toolbox of innovative teaching strategies and resources
- Engage a global network of educators who are committed to student-centred, holistic Education for Sustainability Development (ESD).
- Interactive workshops – in and out of the classroom
- Collaboration on concrete projects
- Singing, dancing, performing arts
- Gardening, yoga, nature walks/hikes
- And many other memorable experiential learning opportunities
Exploring the Ecology of Our School: "Green School - making our world sustainable"
Education for a sustainable future: Our Learning Environment, Our Community, Our Planet
Next Educator Course:
6th March-12th of March
7 Day Programme: ‘EDGY’-cation
EDGE (noun): the outside limit of an object, area, or surface
How education becomes 'EDGY'-cation and how to embrace the change towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). ESD allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. (UNESCO 2016) This often requires far-reaching changes in the way education is practiced today. This course is about adaptability in education and the ways you can change the bit you're part of to the best effect. Educators will get training in how to incorporate permaculture with their own work, by helping them discover more depth about permaculture and implicitly by ‘living permaculture’ in their own ways.
What is permaculture?
Permaculture is an ecological design process and set of principles that guides our life and work in responsible ways. The term Permaculture (Permanent + agriculture) was coined as a way to combine landscape design, ecology and agriculture by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the book, “Permaculture One” 1978. It has since grown into a global community focused on using natural systems and ecological design to create communities that live in harmony with the natural world. Potential students are encouraged to browse round here - www.permacultureprinciples.com
Overview and Outcomes: ‘EDGY’-cation
‘If you don’t live on the edge, you will never see the view’.
Participants will explore what education ‘on the edge of’ is and what the meaning is of permaculture as it relates to education. Objectives include:
- Getting a better understanding of how learning from nature is a life long learning process
- Being able to incorporate David Holmgren's permaculture principles as underpinning guidelines/reference points for a broader ‘green education movement’.
- Being able to use the 'toolbox' full of teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners how to take action for sustainable development.
Overview: Participants will…
- Explore and understand how Green School developed a holistic, student-centric, nature-based curriculum
- Experience a range of creative skills needed for this type of education
- Participate in a range of useful student-centric teaching strategies
- Discover a variety of ways to infuse sustainability into the classroom
Ian Lillington has been living permaculture for 30 years. He says permaculture is his way of making sense of a crazy world – it’s a framework that has ethics, principles and practical application. He is passionate about merging permaculture and green education so others can apply permaculture’s holistic approach to every aspect of life. Ian is a permaculture teacher, author, sustainability activist and is a leader of the international team ‘Permaculture’s Next Big Step’. Ian is author of an introduction to permaculture – “The Holistic Life”, and is editor of many of David Holmgren’s books, primarily ‘Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability’.
Based in SE of Australia, Ian is developing his own food forest and is involved in the local permaculture/transition town project called ‘Growing Abundance’. Ian participated in the recent International Conference in London, and co-organsied the Australian Permaculture Conference in Tasmania in March 2015. Ian has worked at CERES in Melbourne, for the National Centre for Sustainability, and also with the environment shop and “Greener Houses”, a project that promotes eco-retrofits of suburban houses in Melbourne. In the mid 1990’s, Ian designed and managed the building of a solar/eco home from rammed earth and recycled materials in South Australia, and a similar project in 2008 with a house made from standard materials. Ian and his partner Marita build energy efficient homes and eco-renovate older houses by adding insulation, solar panels, rainwater tanks and orchards.
The March EC is designed specifically for TEACHERS and School Administrators. Registration is open to all those who fit this description.
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EARLY BIRD & GENERAL & ALUMNI
- Please complete this form EC Registration Form, Within 3-business days, our events staff will send an email with a link to the Payments Option
- Once our team receives the completed payment, a final confirmation of registration will be sent to you
- Further details about the course and scheduling will be sent 1-week prior to course
Proceeds from the Educator Course are used to support the Kul-Kul Connection’s free English classes, which are offered to every child, under the age of 15, living in the surrounding local village of Sibang Kaja. Classes run everyday during the week on the Green School campus.
This programme was initiated in August 2013 to ensure local kids have the opportunity to be fluent in the English language and has been one of Kul-Kul Connection’s greatest achievements. As of August 2015, 230 enthusiastic students from the local community are enrolled in these language classes. Our effort to expand this programme continues and our Educator Courses support us in doing so.
What language is the course taught in?
Currently, courses are taught in English but we hope to deliver courses in Bahasa Indonesia in the future.
My English isn’t that strong – will this be a problem?
Understanding of English language is needed but we will note that past participants with basic English language skills have attended courses and reported there was much value gained from the course.
Where do other course participants usually come from?
Participants have represented as many as 20 different countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Australia, China, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand and more.
What is the daily schedule of events?
Every course is different but the first day is always used for settling in and getting to know each other. Workshops and activities do not start until day 2. Days are packed with activities from early morning until dinner – 8am-6pm. Some optional activities may be offered before breakfast or after dinner as well. All meals are shared with each other throughout the day as well. A detailed schedule of events is sent to registered participants one week before the course begins.
Do we interact with Green School kids during course?
Participants will be on campus during school hours but we make all efforts not to disturb classes and regular programmes of students and teachers. There may be moments built into course where participants will engage with our students but these will be planned and discussed.
How often do you hold Educator Courses?
We aim to offer ECs two or three times a year and potentially more in the coming years.
How do I get informed about future courses?
All future courses will be posted on this website. You can also check the GS website and newsletters for updates. Subscribe to the Green School newsletters here.
Do I get a certificate from the course?
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
What is the maximum capacity for people in course?
Courses have varied in size but we try to keep to a max of 35 people.
Do you offer scholarships to attend the course?
We offer multiple scholarships to Indonesian teachers. These scholarships are chosen in-house through our broad network of schools in Bali and throughout Indonesia.
Do you offer special group rates?
We do NOT offer group rates or discounts.
What is your Refund/Cancellation Policy?
Notification of withdrawal from EC must be submitted in writing. 75% of registration fee will be refunded, if 30 days or more is given as notice. Less then 30 days notice – 25% of registration fees will be refunded. No refunds will be issued 2 weeks prior to course. Alternatively, if participants cannot attend the course due to last minute changes – they may use the fee as a credit to future courses but we cannot guarantee which courses will be offered in the future.
What is the location for the EC?
The EC takes place in many locations on and off of the Green School campus – in classrooms, gardens, yoga studio, etc.
Where is Green School? How do I get there?
The school is situated in the rural village of Sibang Kaja in beautiful Bali. The campus can be easily accessed by bike or car – it is located about 30-mins from Ubud and Canggu; 45-mins from Seminyak, Sanur and the Airport. You can download our road maps here. A list of taxis, drivers and helpful tips for transport is provided for our participants prior to arriving in Bali.
What airport do I fly into?
Ngurah Rai International Airport - there are many flights in and out of Bali each day, which make it easy to get to and from Bali from multiple locations.
Do I need visa?
Visas, depend on where you are from – see below for further details:
If you hold a passport from the following countries you are granted a Visa-Free 30-day stay permit (it is non-extendable nor convertible to any other visa): Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium,Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada,China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France,Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States, Vatican City and Venezuela.
Other countries are eligible for either Visa On-Arrival (valid for 30-day - USD 35) or before arrival. Please check with the Indonesian Embassy in your country.
All international participants - please make sure your passport is valid 6 months prior to arrival, and be sure to have at least IDR 200K cash to pay airport tax when you leave Indonesia.
Do you provide childcare? Can my family or friend visit the campus with me?
We do not provide any childcare and we ask that you don’t invite visitors or children to the campus during the course due to security reasons – as they are not allowed to hang around the campus without GS staff. All visitors may join a public tour at : 9.00 to 10.00 AM Weekdays and 10.30 to 11.30 AM Weekends, excluding National Holidays. Details about the public tour can be found by visiting our website here.
I am a Muslim, will there be time for me to pray? I am a Christian, is there a church nearby?
Feel free to step away from the group at any time for your religious practices. We’re happy to suggest a quiet location on campus to step away to as well. There is a Church in Ubud with 5pm service (in English) but participants must arrange their own transport to and from.
Course participants stay in the Green Camp’s Lodge located across the river on the east side of campus. The lodge sleeps 40 people between two levels in bunk beds. The course is co-ed but we will separate males and females by floor and there are separate bathroom facilities as well. The dorm is equipped with fans (no AC), mosquito nets, lock box for valuables, sheets, blankets, and towels.
Is it required to stay in the accommodation on campus during the course?
Yes, we ask that all participants stay on campus, including those from Bali – this is part of the experience.
What kind of food do we eat?
We will serve mostly Indonesian food for lunch and dinner with a western choice for breakfast. Vegetarian options are always available. Coffee, tea and snacks are served throughout the course. Any dietary restrictions can be listed on the registration form.
Do you have a nurse or doctor on site? Is there a hospital nearby?
There is a nurse on site only during regular school hours and there are a number of hospitals that we can call on in case of an emergency. Emergency procedures will be discussed upon arriving to Green School. For any further concerns about health related issues, please contact us directly.