Training of Teachers Courses

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/03/2017 - 30/03/2017
All Day

Location
Applewood Permaculture Centre

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Tutors:  Looby Macnamara, Chris Evans, Tomas Remiarz

DanasMicroteach under oakThe world is waking up to climate change and other effects of unsustainable growth. We know permaculture has answers, so if you’ve ever wanted to inspire others but haven’t had the confidence this course is for you. This course is suitable for all abilities: both apprentice & experienced teachers & also for those who have just completed their Permaculture Design course (PDC). During the course we will be focusing on the tools & techniques for teaching & facilitating permaculture learning & the practicalities of convening & running courses. We won’t be revisiting the topics on a PDC in any depth and so it is recommended that if your permaculture knowledge is a bit rusty that you do some preparatory background reading before the course.

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The ToT will concentrate on permaculture training but the techniques covered can be applied to any other subject and hence the course would be valuable for any teacher wanting to expand their creative teaching techniques. The course will be lively and interactive on all levels using plenty of diversity in teaching styles. We intend to use the course as a working example of how much can be achieved in a short course using accelerated learning techniques. We will be looking at the whole process of running a course – from finding a venue & course publicity to evaluation & follow up.

“It was an amazing boost to my confidence as a teacher and loads of fun.” *
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Pool meadow 1 The Venue:

Applewood is a 20 acre smallholding recently acquired in the beautiful hills of North Herefordshire. Here, the owners, Designed Visions partners Chris Evans and Looby Macnamara, are developing a low-impact permaculture demonstration and training centre. We feel that with permaculture, you need to see it to believe it, and then need to be able to learn it, and then acquire the resources (seeds, plants, books, friends and networks) to do it!

The site includes woods, pasture, a lake, kitchen garden and an orchard of heritage apples. A converted barn and outbuildings provide indoor accommodation and the grounds a peaceful campsite.

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