Advanced Permaculture Courses in Teaching
Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations. Sharing information is Regenerative ~ Be Part of the Permaculture Solution.
Jude has taught this course almost thirty times and it is never the same way twice. As proactive educators we are constantly adjusting the way a workshop or course is presented…creating innovative experiences that address varied learning styles while moving from theory to practice.
Who is this course for?
- Community activists, designers, homesteaders and anyone who wishes to share the knowledge of systems thinking and integrated self-reliant living strategies
- Professional teachers who wish to expand and fine-tune their Permaculture knowledge
- Permaculture Design Course Graduates
What will you learn?
- The awareness of how adults learn
- To assess your personal assets
- Tools to teach what you know
What you can expect from this course?
- Skill building with a focus on goals you wish to accomplish
- Enhancing your abilities toward Critical Thinking
- Asking important questions: What are your intentions and goals as an educator? How teaching serves you and others?
- Understanding how goal setting generates learning outcomes which evolves to content
- Keeping participants engaged through changing the conventional paradigm of teaching
- Community building: this includes the transformational learning, the co-creativity model and more
- Teaching strategies
- Creating the awareness of teaching about design and the relevancy of practical design application
- Applying documentation through note taking & journaling
- Building a vocabulary of learning modalities, such as; shifting from passive to active learning, visual, auditory, kinesthetic learning, the eight intelligences, transformational learning, and using resources from researchers who have articulated how people best learn.
- Recognizing your learning styles and how this impacts your ways of teaching
- Observing how people best learn through their experiences with teaching styles
- Practicing the Art of Facilitation: From deep listening to timeliness to working with challenges in the educational setting
What are the course activities?
- Presenting three teaching modules as a way to practice and build self-confidence.
- Offer and receive supportive respectful critiques of these presentations, enhancing the opportunity to Adapt and Advance your skills with timing and delivery.
- Encouraging you to identify your unique personal teaching style(s), what is your ‘shtick’?
- Teach Pc Creatively by ‘edutainment’ (education and entertainment)
- Presenting a final group project to the public: An Introduction to Permaculture: A Workshop on
- Ecological Design (or whatever the class chooses as a workshop title)
What can you expect from the venue? (Residential courses)
- Beautiful setting with multiple micro-climates
- Stimulating environments
- Permaculture systems in place
- Three deliciously prepared, mostly local and organic meals a day
- Comfortable camping or indoor lodging accommodations
This is a Certificate Course offered by Instructors from the Permaculture Institute of North America in collaboration with Cascadia Permaculture Institute.
Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or Instructor’s approval.