2012-10-5...12 Denmark: Permaculture Educators Course

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2012-10-5...12 Denmark: Permaculture Educators Course

PostitusPostitas Kristiina T. » 16.03.2012 01:07:57

Permaculture Educators’ Course October 5th – 12th 2012
During eight interactive and information-filled days, Small Planet will be offering a course to enhance your skills in teaching Permaculture and to enrich your curriculum.

Permaculture offers key solutions to the environmental, economic and social challenges facing human occupation of the planet.

The course is suitable for anyone teaching, or interested in teaching Permaculture or other related topics

PEC 2012 will be held at the intentional community ‘Friland’, 35kms from Aarhus, Denmark.
It is a fully residential course, all meals and accommodation are included.

Objectives of the course:

To present tools, ideas and methodologies to boost your teaching and curriculum design.
To bring together European Permaculture educators to exchange ideas about teaching methods and content.
To help educators to teach creatively and confidently.
To provide the opportunity for educators to create their own support and communication network within Europe.

The program will include:

How to present using a variety of teaching methods
Using icebreakers and energizers to keep interest
‘Mini-teaches’ to gain first-hand experience with peer-review
‘Open space’, games and small group discussions
Tours and practical sessions
Time for exchanging knowledge, experience and networking
Participant presentations

The course will be facilitated by Andy Goldring
Andy has been thinking about and practicing permaculture design since his first design course in 1993. He has used permaculture in many different contexts and with lots of different groups. After training he helped with permaculture projects in Leeds, community projects and private home/gardens, and national projects as a volunteer with the Permaculture Association. For the last 11 yrs he has been the coordinator of the Permaculture Association, which gives him a good overview of permaculture in Britain and the context within which permaculture is operating.
Andy has been teaching permaculture since 1995, and has been involved in many design courses and numerous introductory and specialist trainings since. He has been lead tutor on at least ten design courses, including the last 5 years’ of Leeds PDCs, co-tutor on the 2009 Earth Activist Training course with Starhawk, and the 2010 Permaculture Educators Course in Denmark.
He has contributed to many books and magazines and was the editor of ‘Permaculture – a teachers’ guide’

Andy will be joined by Cathrine Dolleris
Cathrine took an interest in permaculture for the first time in South Africa in 2000 while working with Zulu farmers, and has studied and applied permaculture principles in her later work in Nepal and Vietnam. She has also worked as a consultant evaluating and documenting rural development projects including permaculture projects and Farmer Field Schools.
Cathrine attended the Permaculture Educators' Course at Friland in autumn 2010 and has since helped to organise the Nordic Permaculture Festival and started teaching permaculture introduction courses.
Cathrine will be the assistant facilitator on the course.
Andy and Cathrine will be joined by an experienced team leading a full day of practical activities.

Registration and Funding
The course is listed under the EU's Life Long Learning Grundtvig program.
FULL FUNDING is available for non-Danish EU residents for full board, accommodation, course fees and transport costs.
Please go to our website for all information about the course, including full teacher bios; the program; registration form; and how to apply for funding.

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Friland is a mortgage-free, intentional community, located 35kms north-east of Aarhus, Denmark

It offers a living example of environmental design. We'll experience its physical and social systems as part of the course.
Feldballe is surrounded by large forests, swimming lakes and is ideal for walking and cycling. Friland is easily accessible by public transport.
Organic vegetarian food will be provided. Allergies and special diets can be catered for.

For any advice, questions or further information, please contact Jo Morandin: smallplanet.permaculture@gmail.com.
Kristiina T.
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