• 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?
• Keeping participants engaged through changing the conventional paradigm of teaching
•Skill building with a focus on goals you wish to accomplish
•Enhancing your abilities toward critical thinking. Such as: 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
•Community building: this includes transformational learning, the co-creativity model and more
•Creating the awareness of teaching about design and the relevancy of practical design application
• Recognizing your learning styles and how this impacts your ways of teaching
• Applying documentation through note taking & journaling
•Building a vocabulary of learning modalities, such as: shifting from passive to active learning, visual, auditory, kinesthetic learning, Howard Gardner’s eight intelligence’s, transformational learning, and
using resources from researchers who have articulated how people best learn.
•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 at least 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
What can you expect from the venue?
•Beautiful setting with multiple micro-climates
•Permaculture systems in place
•Three deliciously prepared, sourced from the land/local and organic meals a day