Home Permaculture Gaia Education Design for Sustainability

Gaia Education Design for Sustainability

E-mail Print PDF

Gaia Education Design for Sustainability - Training of Trainers - Incorporating Transition Towns Training

Click on date below to book
  • Sat 1 October 2011 (35 days)
  • solarbluepresented by the Findhorn Foundation in partnership with Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education

    Based on the Ecovillage Design Curriculum - an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

    Facilitated by:
    Pracha Hutanuwatr - Director, Wongsanit Ashram, Thailand
    May East - Director, Gaia Education
    Michael Shaw - Director, Ecovillage International
    Iain Davidson - Lecturer, Findhorn Foundation
    and Findhorn Ecovillage experts

    You are invited to join this five-week comprehensive training of trainers based on the four core pillars of the Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the social, worldview, ecological and economic dimensions of sustainability.
     The curriculum draws on the experience and expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and community projects across the Earth.

    Design for Sustainability Training of Trainers is an advanced training course based at the Findhorn Ecovillage providing a practical forum for learning and developing skills needed to work effectively with design for sustainability at all levels. It comprises four separate week-long modules, which may be attended as a whole or separately.

    livingmachineEDE strawbalehouseEDE
    Social Design - Week 1: Oct 1 - 7
    Building Community & Embracing Diversity
    Communication Skills and Feedback
    Facilitation and Decision-Making Processes
    Conflict Facilitation
    Personal Empowerment and Leadership
    Celebrating Life: Creativity and Art

    Economic Design - Week 2: Oct 8 - 14
    Shifting the Global Economy to Sustainability
    How Money Works: Community Banks and Currencies
    Right Livelihood
    Social Enterprise
    Legal and Financial Issues

    Ecological Design - Week 3: Oct 15 - 21
    Whole Systems Approach to Ecological Design
    Appropriate Technology: Water
    Organic Agriculture and Local Food
    Appropriate Technology: Energy
    Green Building & Retrofitting

    Worldview - Week 4: Oct 22 - 28
    Holistic Worldview
    Listening to and Reconnecting with Nature
    Awakening & Transformation of Consciousness
    Personal Health, Planetary Health
    Socially Engaged Spirituality and Bioregionalism

    Deepening the TOT - Week 5 : Oct 29 - Nov 4
    Leadership and Facilitation as a path for personal growth, spiritual enrichment and sustainable social action.

    orgfood roof

    The EDE is being introduced to the world at this time to complement, correspond with, and assist in setting a standard for the United Nations' Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014.

    Please complete the Application Form and Enrolment Questionnaire to book online.

    Training schedule
    Please click here to download and read the proposed schedule. Please note that it is a draft schedule at this time and subject to change.

    Training fees
    Income related price for the full five week programme (click here for more information):
    £2000 / £2320 / £2720

    Income related price for the first four weeks (Modules 1-4) (click here for more information):
    £1675 / £1925 / £2235

    Per individual module if booked separately: £475 / £545 / £635

    Fees include tuition, accommodation, vegetarian meals and field trips.

    Convert to your own currency using The Universal Currency Converter

    The Gaia Education Design for Sustainability 2010 hosted participants from 20 nations: Thailand, Spain, Venezuela, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Germany, Canary Islands, Portugal, Netherlands, Canada, France, South Africa, Belgium, USA, UK, Brazil, Chile, Norway and Bulgaria.

    41 participants shared four weeks of intensive studies in social, economic, ecological and worldview design. 20 participants were women and 21 men and the age range stretched from 22 to 69. The professional and educational backgrounds of the group were almost as diverse as the countries of origin. Amongst the participants were various educators, scientists, academics, activists, NGO workers, civil servants, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, development workers, and project managers. The teachers were participants and facilitators in a process of knowledge and experience exchange that involved everybody as teachers and as learners.



    Choose Language