Problem Is The Solution: Keeping It Simple

We’ve now gone so far beyond what is appropriate for our culture, for our health, and for the planet that it is time to bring technology back to scale. The problem is the solution.

Accessing Permaculture For People With Disability And/or Chronic Illness

Permaculture for people with disability- positives, challenges and suggestions for a more inclusive permaculture.

Top 20 Best Permaculture Books By Women

A curated collection of top-notch permaculture books by women you might not have heard about.

Do You Want To Teach Permaculture? Here’s What You Need To Know.

10 steps to becoming a qualified permaculture teacher, and recommended teacher training programs, from the PWG Faculty.

Why I Love Teaching Permaculture

The benefits of teaching permaculture extend beyond disseminating knowledge to exploring personal edges and enjoying the thrill of living in the moment.

Permaculture Ethics In Public Education

Using permaculture ethics in public education to engage children in sustainable efforts.

Permaculture Teaching Matters

Permaculture Teaching Matters is Rosemary Morrow's new teaching guide for permaculture teachers. It is based on the popular Teaching Permaculture Teachers Course - a training course designed to assist PDC holders to become effective and inspiring teachers. It covers a sequence of steps over six days to build learner confidence and competence.

The Small Earth Institute

Sustainable Development through Nature Connectedness, Ecoliteracy and Regenerative Design

permaculture principles in pedagogy

Permaculture is a systems based approach to problem solving based on cycles, processes and principles observed in nature. In a permaculture garden or landscape, planting, sowing, growing, and the d…

Permaculture Design as a Pedagogical Resource

This article was first written as a proposal for new pedagogy in Norwegian schools. It is updated here in a wider context for regenerative pedagogical design. Permaculture Design as a Pedagogical Resource: A proposal for the development of new pedagogy through deep ecology and permaculture design principles.

Katharine Burke - Resilience

Katharine Burke, an educator for over 30 years, is a passionate advocate for students, teachers, and teaching as well as for deep ecology, permaculture and the green shift.  She has taught English and literature to all ages from 6 years old to college students. She has a Permaculture Design Certificate and recently completed the Regenerative Design Practitioner course with the Regenesis Group. Katharine is passionate about bringing deep ecology, regenerative design and permaculture principles into schools and in training teachers in deep ecology and regenerative design. To this end, she started The Small Earth Institute (Skoppum, Norway) to offer deep ecology and regenerative design initiatives.

DNA Overview

The World Café is based on a few simple ideas, but those ideas are situated in a complex nexus that includes elements of process itself, philosophical thinking both historic and recent, a lexicon o…

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset | InformED

People with a growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, interpret failures as learning opportunities, thereby catalyzing self-improvement.

Presencing Institute.

We believe it is possible to create results that serve the wellbeing of all

Learning styles

Learning styles refer to a range of competing and contested theories that aim to account for differences in individuals' learning.[1] Many theories share the proposition that humans can be classified according to their 'style' of learning, but differ in how the proposed styles should be defined, categorized and assessed.[1]:8 A common concept is that individuals differ in how they learn.[2]:266

New book: Permaculture Teaching Matters |

Posted on September 4, 2015 by Alba Teixidor  Leave a Comment We are happy to announce the release of the NEW book: Permaculture Teaching Matters, written by Rosemary Morrow and designed by Alba...

Learn How to Use Digital Tools for Permaculture Design

This is an evolving resource base, curating links, reviews, and tutorials for apps that help with permaculture design but that do NOT require a monthly payment. (If you already use Adobe products, those will work just fine, but you may still find some apps here to be helpful.)

Solitary (intrapersonal) learning style

If you have a solitary style, you are more private, introspective and independent. You can concentrate well, focusing your thoughts and feelings on your current topic. You are aware of your own thinking, and you may analyze the different ways you think and feel.

VARK Learning Style Questionnaire

VARK is a questionnaire that helps your learning by suggesting the strategies you should be using.

The social (interpersonal) learning style

If you have a strong social style, you communicate well with people, both verbally and non-verbally. People listen to you or come to you for advice, and you are sensitive to their motivations, feelings or moods. You listen well and understand other's views. You may enjoy mentoring or counseling others.

bell hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation bell hooks is one of America's most accessible public intellectuals. In this two-part video, extensively illustrated with many of the images under analysis, she makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism. In Part One, hooks discusses the theoretical foundations and positions that inform her work (such as the motives behind representations, as well as their power in social and cultural life). hooks also explains why she insists on using the phrase white supremacist capitalist patriarchy to describe the interlocking systems of domination that define our reality. In Part Two, she domonstrates the value of cultural studies in concrete analysis through such subjects as the OJ Simpson case, Madonna, Spike Lee, and Gangsta rap. The aim of cultural analysis, she argues, should be the production of enlightened witnesses - audiences who engaged with the representations of cultural life knowledgeably and vigilantly. The issue is not freeing ourselves from representations. It's really about being enlightened witnesses when we watch representations. -bell hooks

GRID: Feminist Pedagogies: Listening, Hesitation, and Lived Possibilities

Gender Research Institute @ Dartmouth presents Feminist Pedagogies: with Alia Al-Saji, Philosophy, McGill, Krista Ratcliffe, English, Purdue & Smaranda Aldea, Philosophy, Dartmout Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:30pm-6:30pm Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall) Sponsored by: Gender Research Institute, Leslie Center for the Humanities How can we listen, react and live consciously? In ways consistent with feminist theory and practice? In ways that intervene in and unsettle our usual, often hierarchical, sometimes oppressive behaviors? Two philosophers and a scholar of rhetoric and composition discuss their various but related approaches to difference, embodiment and otherness, drawing on a wide variety of philosophical, feminist, critical, and critical race theories and practices.

The Importance of Inquiry | Helen Waller | TEDxInyaLake

They say kids ask the darndest questions, and yet asking questions as an adult is one of life’s most difficult skills. In this talk, educator Helen Waller talks about teaching young Myanmar adults to rediscover the passion for asking questions and thinking critically in a country with an archaic education system which prizes rote-learning. As Helen’s students learn the art of inquiry and discover the intricacies of the world beyond their textbooks, we are reminded that, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”. Since she was young, Helen Waller has enjoyed watching people, listening to stories, and digging into the questions of human motivations. She finished at Carleton College as a Pre-Medical student with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Francophone Studies. She came to Myanmar in 2011 and has spent years teaching both teens at the Pre-Collegiate Program and adults at Yangon University. Through this time, she has become preoccupied with figuring out how people can uncover their innate abilities to be voracious and creative learners. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED confe

Feminist Pedagogy in the Online Classroom

In this installment of our Faculty Speaker Series, instructor Elizabeth Skwiot, Ph.D. discusses feminist pedagogy in the online classroom. She defines feminism, conceptual ideas of feminism, and guiding points of feminist pedagogy as it applies to space, knowledge, and agency within the online classroom.

Paulo Freire Documentary Seeing Through Paulo's Glasses: Political Clarity, Courage and Humility

Short documentary about Paulo Freire. Seeing Through Paulo's Glasses: Political Clarity, Courage and Humility Directed and Produced by Dr. Shirley Steinberg, and Dr.Giuliana Cucinelli

Connecting Nature and Education | Bandile Phiri | TEDxCalgary

Our education system got us to our current state of evolution, but Bandile Phiri doesn't believe it is right for the needs of future students. She calls for more hands-on, creative education models that connect students with nature, inspiring advances in the way humans evolve. Student Change Agent Bandile Phiri is a 16-year-old student from Calgary, Alberta. She has participated in speaking and debate tournaments for over five years, competing successfully at the regional and national level. After developing an interest in environmental studies and a rooted passion for the climate change subject, Bandile has spoken at conferences throughout the city. With a deep passion and desire to effectively make a difference, Bandile has worked to spread awareness on social media and at speaking events, encouraging others to take action. She now plans to share her idea about how today’s education system needs to be remodeled to work as humanity's defense against the dangerous consequences of climate change. As a current student of the secondary education system, Bandile offers a unique perspective on today's world from the eyes of a millennial. This talk was given at a TEDx event using

Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection | Tesia Marshik | TEDxUWLaCrosse

The belief in learning styles is so widespread, it is considered to be common sense. Few people ever challenge this belief, which has been deeply ingrained in our educational system. Teachers are routinely told that in order to be effective educators, they must identify & cater to individual students' learning styles; it is estimated that around 90% of students believe that they have a specific learning style but research suggests that learning styles don't actually exist! This presentation focuses on debunking this myth via research findings, explaining how/why the belief in learning styles is problematic, and examining the reasons why the belief persists despite the lack of evidence. Dr. Tesia Marshik is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her research interests in educational psychology include student motivation, self-regulation, and teacher-student relationships. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

IPCUK 2015 Rosemary Morrow What is Needed for Permaculture to Grow International Permaculture Con

Rosemary Morrow talks abou What is Needed for Permaculture to Grow at the International Permaculture Conference IPCUK 2015

The Harland Family on The Edible Garden programme

Visit Tim & Maddy Harland, who founded Permaculture Magazine, in their house and garden, meet the family and get an introduction to permaculture. From BBC2's The Edible Garden series with Alys Fowler