Playback theatre (PT) is a tool to share personal stories that are performed by PT actors. Audience and stage are at the same level and the link between them is the conductor/facilitator who creates a safe/welcoming atmosphere and invites people to share their stories. Main goal of PT is building community but is can be… Continue reading Community Building with Playback Theatre
Teachers, designing and preparing a course, may find these resources helpful: Andy Goldring, UK, shares a Checklist for things to prepare / think about for a course (download the PDF), including: Audio / Visual / IT Library & Information Materials & Resources Venue Checklist Personal Stuff Course-Specific Convenor Job Description Cultivate in Ireland issue a… Continue reading Teacher Resources: Course Checklist and Participant Questionnaire
Shared by Graham Bell, from a recent PDC Handbook. Why are patterns important? They are easy to remember. They are portable and so can be used anywhere. They are universal so they fit changing circumstances. They are strong because they bind their elements together (‘geodesic strength’, tesselation). Patterns can be physical, behavioural or structural.
Shared by Graham Bell, from a recent PDC Handbook. Most of us have heard at some time in our lives, E=mc2. Some of us know that it’s the basis of Einstein’s theory of special relativity. A lot fewer of us know what that means! But you don’t need to. From a permaculture perspective the key… Continue reading An Exercise: What is Energy
This is a questionnaire for students to self-assess their learning styles. Contributed by Aranya and developed by Victoria Chislett VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave. (It’s best to complete the questionnaire before reading the accompanying explanation.) 1. When I operate new equipment I generally:… Continue reading VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire
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… Continue reading Micro-teach session: Abundance games
by Joel Rosenberg Context: I’ve used this method with master level art & design & architecture students when running an intensive one week workshop called “Foraging and Gardening in the City” in Helsinki, Finland 2011-2013. This method can be used on a PDC too. Duration: Part I. 30min. + Part II. 5min./student (12 students =… Continue reading A Book Review Exercise: “A Selection of Wise Words”
A presentation used as elevator pitch for audiences new to permaculture. File: Permacultuur in het kort 1 Language: Dutch Author: Leo Bakx Aardwerk, 2010 (CC: BY-SA) Time: 15 – 30 minutes plus Q&A time. Preceded or followed by a practical activity indoors or outdoors. Finished by pot-luck lunch, morning/afternoon tea or dinner – whatever is appropriate.… Continue reading Permaculture in Brief
ETP Spain Session with Rakesh Rootsman Rak delivered on 25 Sept 2013. There are write-ups about this session in German and Spanish. The video shown below capturing this session was shot and edited by Mihail Kossev.
(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… Continue reading Introducing How to Teach Patterns with Kirsty
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… Continue reading Introducing How to Teach Inputs & Outputs with Joe Atkinson
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… Continue reading Sample Session: Permaculture Ethics
Aljaz from Slovenia delivered a micro-teaching session on Wed 25 Sept 2013 at Mas Franch during the Spain EPT Meeting to demonstrate and reflect upon ‘Groups’ as a teaching methodology. INTRODUCTION The session opens with the following question: How do you feel about working in groups? Some possible responses could be: Can be very inspiring… Continue reading A Teaching Method: Groups