Ecovillage Design Education Course Content Overview
Our five week long course begins with a focus on Facilitation skills for participatory empowerment, critical thinking, spiritual enrichment and sustainable social action.
The course will take you on a journey through Gaia Education’s 4 Pillars of Sustainability - Social, Ecological, Economic and Worldview. These pillars provide a comprehensive overview of leading edge thinking in the promoting of regenerative sustainable futures.
We begin the course with elements of Social and Worldview dimensions along with an emphasis on Design approaches and whole system thinking in the first week.
Design Studio work weaves throughout the course, as does inspiration and exercises from Joanna Macy’s The Work the Reconnects.
The Design Studio time is an action learning experience.
With fellow participants, the team is working to apply the strategies, tools and models you’re learning in the course to existing projects in our ecovillage.
Learning how to work and collaborate effectively in this mini-community can be adapted to work with any group.
The main focus of the second week is Ecological design; the third week Economic issues are explored, with practical local solutions highlighted. The fourth week returns to the meta- Worldview dimension and offers ample time to complete the design projects.
Transition Training is integral to the course.
In the final week, EDE Findhorn offers a unique experience where you will be able to practice and hone your Participatory Facilitation skills. These approaches will be useful for engaging your local community in regenerative projects. Participatory Facilitation skills training provides coaching and insights into how to empower others, through drawing out and pooling wisdom from the group/ collective.
Gaia Education has useful information to download and read before the course begins
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Training fees: Income related pricing including of room and board, materials and outings.
We want to ensure that our courses are accessible to people with diverse means. When you book, please choose the higher, medium or concession listed for the course, based on your personal income.
Full five week training: £2990.00/£2650.00/£2350.00
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European Funding + Erasmus
European residents may be eligible for the new funding streams in Erasmus + through your affiliation with an Erasmus Plus registered organisation.
This 'adult education' funding course began this year and runs until 2020.
You will need to explore with your national agency how the new application processes work in your country. These links may help you start your investigation.
Findhorn Foundation College is registered with Erasmus +.
Please contact us for the necessary details you will need to fill in your forms.