Permaculture Teaching Matters

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Date(s) - 08/05/2017 - 14/05/2017
All Day

Istituto per la Ricostruzione del Castello di Chucco - Zucco


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Permaculture Teaching Matters (PTM) is an international teachers training course offered in English and Italian, organised by the Accademia Italiana di Permacultura and the Istituto per la Ricostruzione del Castello di Chucco – Zucco.

Join permaculture teachers Alfred Decker, Anna Bartoli and Alessandro Ardovini for six days of intensive training that will provide you with an invaluable toolkit to use in the classroom, as well as life in general. Together, we will facilitate internationally renowned teacher Rosemary (Rowe) Morrow’s Permaculture Teaching Matters course, which draws on her decades of permaculture teaching experience. Whether you’re already a teacher, or thinking of becoming one, the PTM course is designed to turn teaching into a transformative and fun exchange. Classrooms (indoor and outdoor) will never be the same again!


This course is for PDC holders in any of the following fields…

…teachers and students of architecture, landscape design, school/community gardeners, local government community development officers, ecology and other disciplines including geography, regenerative agriculture and agroforestry as well as permaculture design. If you’re looking to do any type of sustainability or permaculture education/communication, this is the course you’ve been waiting for.

The PTM training is designed for those who want to teach based on Rosemary’s participatory learning methods that will change the way you think about education:

  • Move towards a permaculture teaching career
  • Empower others with life-changing skills
  • Learn to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in ways that create real change in your students, and activate entire communities.

You will walk away from this course being able to communicate clearly and confidently with any group of people. And you’ll join a learning community of teachers full of inspiration, mutual support and on-going learning.

You will learn how to:

  • Design a short or a long course
  • Develop clear course outcomes and ethics
  • Adopt appropriate body behaviour and use nonviolent communication
  • Design effective learning resources
  • Organise classroom and learning environments
  • Use teaching aids effectively
  • Work with a broad range of people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Draw on strategies that promote thinking and integrate practical experience
  • Deliver clear explanations and concepts
  • Explain the structure and function of the Permaculture Design Course
  • Give effective and engaging digital presentations
  • Debrief, appraise, and apply other teaching techniques
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