This series explores the interconnections between schools and communities, and how ecovillage principles can be applied in the most diverse contexts.
GEN includes creative educators bringing ecovillage principles and methodologies to formal and informal learning environments. Here, we highlight the approach, methodologies, and results from the experience in 13 case studies from every region while drawing parallels with other examples from the wider network.
With approximately 8 hours of content broken into approximately 20 minute sections, participants can delve deeper into one case study of interest or get a general sense of the patterns and uniqueness among them. Hear directly from the projects themselves: how they started, their main learnings along the way, and what they feel are their keys to success in establishing a community education project.
The tools and insights can be applied by formal educators in traditional classrooms, informal youth facilitators in diverse learning environments, as well as community-based initiatives. We do not propose one approach or methodology, rather recognising and celebrating the diversity between cultures, bioregions, as well as teaching and learning styles. We will explore which conditions and approaches can inform and lead to empowered education.
We especially invite educators and members of school communities who are interested in integrating regenerative approaches and ecovillage design principles into their learning activities.
Registration enables you to watch recorded presentations in your own time and post comments to interact with other participants in the course. You can also follow the links of each of the projects to find more information.