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Case study for Mas Franch (Spain)

DATE: 26/09/2013 PROJECT NAME: Mas Franch LOCATION: St. Feliu Pallerols (Girona) SIZE: 2 ha DATE DESIGNED/PLANNED: 2007 DESIGNER: Mas Franch Collective CLIENT/DEVELOPER: Mas Franch MANAGED BY: managed by the collective. Richard Wade as tutor CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION: juan@masfranch.org masfranch@masfranch.org nuria.roses@gmail.com

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Four new micro-sessions (including videos) from Spain

Pablo has published 4 new posts (both in English and Spanish) about micro-sessions held in Spain, including videos for each! Check them out below, and please help with translating them to the other languages. Micro-teach session: Abundance games Micro-teach session: Basics of Ecology Micro-teach session: Community Supported Agriculture Micro-teach session: Community Resilience

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Barcelona Curriculum Legal, land tenure, governance Meetings Social Systems Teacher's Manual

Micro-teach session: Community Resilience

Community Resilience: Exploring how communities can thrive in these challenging times. A summary of a micro teach with Davie Philip – by Andrew Zionts I’m interested in using video tools and media in class plans introducing teaching resilience in PDCs. I’m particularly interested in how we frame the concept of resilience and its importance, framing […]

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Barcelona Curriculum Finance and Economics Meetings Teacher's Manual

Micro-teach session: Community Supported Agriculture

Framing a context for a social permaculture of creating livelihood. A summary of a micro teach with Davie by Andrew Zionts. I’ve been largely inspired by Berkana, more information on this can be found at www.berkana.org. Berkana describes the two loop theory, the first of which is the typical loop of “peak everything” which is […]

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Barcelona Curriculum Didactic Analysis Didactics Finance and Economics Games, Energisers & Ice Breakers Learning Materials & Tools Meetings Methods Teacher's Manual

Micro-teach session: Abundance games

This post describes how to teach a game called “Resource Line” (and is a summary of a micro teach session with Mirka by Andrew Zionts at the Barcelona meeting). The lesson plan is as follows: Aims: To discover more about each other’s knowledge and skills. To create more beneficial connections between participants. To explore the […]

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Barcelona Curriculum Ecology Meetings Teacher's Manual

Micro-teach session: Basics of Ecology

A summary of a micro teach with Primož by Andrew Zionts. Ecology is a science which explores interactions among organisms and their interactions with the environment. Drawing an illustration on the ground of a number of elements such as sun, rain, plants, soil, bee, spider, fox, rabbit, fungi, flower, to represent the following features of […]

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Spain Meeting – Sunday 29 Sept 2013

The visit to Permaculture Monsant What a treat it was to enjoy the learning adventure at Permaculture Monsant. Our hosts were just wonderful people. More to come about the visit and what we learned.  In the meanwhile, a few photos.

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Cultivating Learning in the Future

During the 5th EPT meeting in Spain from 24th till 28th September in Mas Franch we have identified with a World café technique which are the questions and answers leading the partnership to its future activities after the end of the Leonardo Da Vinci’s funding in July 2014. Here is the result from the Cultivate […]

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Can Masdeu

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Spain Meeting – Saturday 28 Sept 2013

Day 5 was a long one, with most people moving from Mas Franch to Can Masdeu, where we enjoyed a site tour (along with another group of American students) and an incredible meal before heading to Barcelona centre to visit Aurea Social and learn more about that project.  The day ended on the beach where […]

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Spain Meeting – Friday 27 Sept 2013

Day four was more restful, but the schedule endlessly busy with meetings on the future of the partnership, collaborating with others, and feeding back on the days gone by, interspersed with ‘contemplation in motion’ (shown right) and witnessing many people hit by a ‘zombie virus’. For the body, activities included collecting firewood in the forest, […]

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Spain Meeting – Thursday 26 Sept 2013

Day three was packed with another round of micro-sessions and inputting materials to The Compost (‘Collection of Materials about Permaculture in Order to Support Teachers’), a site visit to Ecollavors Seed Saving project, an Open Space and of course, lovely foraged food and meals prepared by a Barcelona collective! The day’s micro-teaching sessions included: Basics […]

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Barcelona Didactic Analysis Didactics Learning Materials & Tools Meetings Methods Teacher's Manual

Introducing How to Teach Patterns with Kirsty

(Note: This session would be best to give early in a PDC. The session plan for this session can be found at the bottom under “Resources”) Time needed:  Best as a one-hour session, possibly longer. It can be flexible to fit the time available. Introduce the topic of patterns to the class and state why […]

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Introducing How to Teach Inputs & Outputs with Joe Atkinson

P108 in the Permaculture Teachers Guide has a full class plan for this exercise. Time needed: Best as a one-hour session, possibly longer. It can be flexible to fit the time available. This activity can sit in different sessions. This is usually one of the first sessions on a PDC. Good to use to introduce […]

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Spain Meeting – Wednesday 25 Sept 2013

Day two is flying by and has been packed with micro-teaching sessions, writing, collating and inputting materials to the website, progress with using VSM (the Viable Systems Model), a lecture on Systems Thinking and more. We’re beginning to capture the micro-sessions in text, images and videos, as resources in our Teacher’s Manual. The sessions included: […]

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Barcelona Curriculum Didactic Analysis Didactics Ethics Learning Materials & Tools Meetings Methods Permaculture Basics Teacher's Manual

Sample Session: Permaculture Ethics

Given on Wed 25 Sept 2013 by Joe Atkinson, UK, at Mas Franch, Spain A french write-up of this workshop is also live. Opening question: The teacher asks if the students know the ethics of permaculture, and if they can explain what they mean for them. Afterwards, the teacher summarises the main points, and can […]

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Livelihoods in Permaculture

Tuesday 24 Sept 2013 – Mas Franch, Spain On the first day of the EPT Spain meeting, Davie Philip hosted a session entitled: “Refocusing on the future – how do we get paid to do the work that we love and that we know needs to be done?” This discussion highlighted the objectives and aims […]

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Spain Meeting – Tuesday 24 Sept 2013

The Spain meeting is underway.  Editing and publishing are the focus for this gathering, and we’re working offline on a local copy of the website to introduce materials to the site (in a rather chaotic fashion).  From chaos, will come order, over time. The images are some of the participants, in listening mode, during the […]