Are you Ecologically literate?
Changing the way we live on the planet is vital, and to do that we need a whole set of skills that enable us to act effectively and urgently. Understanding Ecoliteracy: First Principles for Radical Change will enable students to appreciate, understand and act as individuals within a complex local and global situation. This course offers a real opportunity for those wanting to make a substantial difference in their lives and work through a deep understanding of theory and practice in this area.
An integrated, embodied knowledge of the first principles of ecoliteracy is essential to every individual, no matter what form their work in the world takes. Emily Ryan, course facilitator
This course acts as a stand alone programme underpinning specialist areas such as new economics, business, design and science:
In the first week participants will explore the elements of what has been described as ‘an ecological world view’ focusing on key concepts such as self-organisation, resilience, connectivity and adaptation, and placing these in the context of the global challenges we face. In the second week, they will look at how these concepts can be applied in areas such as design, social activism, energy and food production to support the transition to an ecoliterate future.
Learning to think and feel your way into an ecological world view is a big undertaking, but it has never been more important that we begin this process.
Discover how to maximise the positive changes that you, as an individual can make to improve the way we all live and work in the future.
The course is now open for bookings and takes place from 25 October – 5 November 2010. For more information please go to the Schumacher College Website www.schumachercollege.org.uk[M2] or call 01803 865934
(Photo: Azul Thome)