5 Day Programme: ‘EDGY’-cation
20 – 24 November
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 (EfS).EfS allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. 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
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