Ecovillage Design Education Course Content Overview
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 more insight into the Social dimensions .
The final week offers ample time to complete the design projects.
Transition Training is integral to the course, as is practice in Sociocracy - otherwise known as Dynamic Self Governance.
Gaia Education has useful information to download and read before the course begins.
A yearly report by Gaia Education covers the highlights of the course and their success.
Design for Sustainability Report 2017
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Full five week training: £2990.00/£2700.00/£2450.00
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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 opportunity 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 +.
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