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Gaia University: Action Learning Degrees for EcoSocial Regeneration

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  • Living Mandala
    Dear Friends of the Earth, Heard of Gaia University? It s an an action-learning based institution for higher learning rooted in the Permaculture ethics
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2009
      Dear Friends of the Earth,

      Heard of Gaia University?

      It's an an action-learning based institution for higher learning
      rooted in the Permaculture ethics offering bachelors, masters and post-
      graduate degrees for action-learning project work in personal,
      cultural, and planetary transformation.

      Check it out.

      -Living Mandala



      Gaia University Orientation & Degree Programs

      Integrative EcoSocial Design / Organizing Learning for EcoSocial
      Regeneration / Open Topic

      Hosted by the Sustainable Farm Institute, U.S. Virgin Islands

      Dec 1 - 13, 2009

      For more information visit www.gaiauniversity.org

      What is Gaia University?

      Gaia University is a growing institution for higher learning with a
      unique approach. Our students ('associates') are able to earn
      accredited Bachelors & Masters degrees and Graduate Diplomas while
      actively engaged in self and planetary transformation and ecosocial

      How it Works

      Gaia U is based on a methodology called Action Learning and is guided
      by the principles of Earth Care, People Care, & Fair Share. Within
      that framework, associates work on self-selected, self-directed
      projects anywhere in the world they choose, documenting their outcomes
      and learning process along the way. Throughout their program, they
      are supported by an international network of learning providers,
      advisors and mentors and a collaborative online e-learning environment.

      Cultivating World Changers

      By fusing passion and vision with self-directed practical experience,
      associates initiate and nurture local and global sustainability,
      regeneration, justice and peace. At the same time, they refine their
      skills and deepen their experience to become more effective world

      Degree Programs

      Integrative EcoSocial Design (IESD) BSc, MSc, GD*
      For those wanting to integrate ecological and social aspects of design
      into projects that focus on ecosystems, societies, communities,
      technologies, and personal lifestyles.

      Organizing Learning for EcoSocial Regeneration (OLE) MSc, GD
      For those interested in applied organizational learning and design.
      Some people focus on the development of a GU regional center as their
      primary project.

      Open Topic (OT) BSc, MSc, GD
      For those who are working at a strategic level as world changers and
      want to design their own program topic.

      *GD Post Masters Graduate Diploma


      Orientation Workshop: Dec 1-8, 2009
      Extension Workshop (IESD & OLE): Dec 9 - 13, 2009
      Closing workshop year: Dec, 2010
      Closing workshop year 2 & Gradutation: Dec, 2011

      Re-evaluation Counseling Fundamentals

      Workshop (optional, open to the public): Dec 14 - 17, 2009

      Venue: Sustainable Farm Institute, U.S. Virgin Islands

      The Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute is over one hundred
      acres of rolling green hills and valleys nestled in the highlands of
      the northwest corner of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. VISFI
      promotes the development of agroecology: an innovative field of
      agriculture that enjoins productivity with resource conservation by
      using ecological and indiginous management models to create
      sustainable life systems. We believe local, organic agriculture and a
      practical educational experience are the first steps toward building
      vital communities and achieving long term sustainability within a
      healthy environment. These beliefs have led us to the establishment of
      our Four Pillars: Education, Sustainability, Community, and
      Environment. We use these focal points to guide decisions that will
      promote our farm�s vision. For more information visit www.visfi.org

      Instructors & Facilitators

      The Orientation will be lead by Gaia University co-founders and co-
      presidents - Andrew Langford and Liora Adler.

      Andrew Langford and Liora Adler have spent the last 35 years working
      to create projects and tools to address the personal, social, and
      global transformation of our times.

      Andrew brought Permaculture to the UK in 1986 and initiated the
      Permaculture Association of Britain, as well as the Permaculture
      Diploma WorkNet upon which the design of Gaia University is based. He
      has been active in the European permaculture and ecovillage networks,
      is a member of the European Permaculture Council and has served on the
      European Council of the Global Ecovillage Network.

      Liora has focused on the human architecture underlying ecovillages and
      other social change groups. She has shared her experience and
      knowledge in 30 countries, as a member of the Board of Directors of
      the Global Ecovillage Network, its representative to the UN, and as a
      co-founder of two ecovillage projects in Latin America, Huehuecoyotl
      Ecovillage in Mexico and La Caravana Arcoiris por la Paz, a mobile
      project now, ending after 12 years.

      Andrew Langford, MSc and PCDip
      Gaia University Co-founder and President - www.gaiauniversity.org
      Founder of the Permaculture Association of Britain and lead designer
      of the Permaculture Diploma WorkNet - www.permaculture.org.uk
      Global Village Institute, Board Member - www.i4at.org

      Alejandra Liora Adler. MEd.
      Gaia University Co-Founder and President - www.gaiauniversity.org
      Global Ecovillage Network International Advisory Council and UN
      Representative - www.ecovillage.org
      Global Village Institute Vice-President - www.i4at.org
      Bioregional Coordinating Council - www.bioregional-congress.org

      Listen to Andrew & Liora on Visionary Culture Radio

      Listen to Andy & Liora on Visionary Culture discussing Gaia
      University, Ecovillages, Transition Towns, & Action-Learning

      More Information

      To apply for and register in these programs, please visit: www.gaiauniversity.org
      e-mail: info@...

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      Visit Gaia University on the Transition Towns Network - http://transitionus.ning.com/group/gaiauniversity

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