Based on the Ecovillage Design Curriculum - an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
The programme is validated for the Comenius - Grundtvig Training Database, within the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. The reference number is "UK-2013-1757-001"
You are invited to join this five-week comprehensive training based on the five core pillars of the Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the social, worldview, ecological and economic dimensions of sustainability.
The Gaia Education 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 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. The fifth week of the programme offers practice in facilitation skills to support sustainable social action, personal growth and community empowerment'
May East - Chief Executive, Gaia Education Jonathan Dawson - Head of Economics, Schumacher College Michael Shaw - Director, Ecovillage International Pracha Hutanuwatr - Director, Right Livelihood Foundation, Thailand Jane Rasbash - Director, Gaia Education Daniel Wahl - Research & Innovation, International Futures Forum
and Findhorn Ecovillage experts
The programme is based at the Findhorn Ecovillage and comprises five separate weeklong modules, which may be attended as a whole or separately.
European Nationals interested to explore the possibility of Grundtvig funding for this training course must contact their national agency for application procedures and timelines. Details for the National Agencies can be found here. In most cases the applications are due in by April 2013.
Building Community & Embracing Diversity
Communication Skills and Feedback
Facilitation and Decision-Making Processes
Personal Empowerment and Leadership
Celebrating Life: Creativity and Art
Principles, Attitudes and skills for participatory pedagogy
Development of participatory learning and community building tools
Practices for self awareness
Effective communication of sustainability concepts for empowerment
EcovillageDesign Curriculum is an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) 2005-2014.
Income related price for the five weeks
£2245 payable by participants with low income
£2350 payable by participants with medium income
£2795 payable by participants with high income
£495/£545/£695 per module according to income
Fees include tuition, accommodation, vegetarian meals and materials.