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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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The Green Changemakers: The New Facts of Life

The Green Changemakers: The New Facts of Life | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

In the coming decades, the survival of humanity will depend on our ecological literacy – our ability to understand the basic principles of ecology and to live accordingly. This means that ecoliteracy must become a critical skill for politicians, business leaders, and professionals in all spheres, and should be the most important part of education at all levels – from primary and secondary schools to colleges, universities, and the continuing education and training of professionals.

 

http://www.ecoliteracy.org/essays/new-facts-life

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Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Permaculture is a process for designing sustainable communities and is derived from permanent agriculture and permanent culture. Permaculture is a combination of traditional wisdom, modern science and technology and a detailed understanding of natural processes.

 

Permaculture provides practical solutions to current unsustainable living standards, generating life styles which minimise our impact on the environment.

Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.

 

Our first 2012 course has already sold out, but we are now taking enrolments for an extra course, which will commence on Tuesday 7 February 2012

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


Via Nik Peachey, Pepe Crespo
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“Dynamic Governance” - Sociocracy training with John Buck

“Dynamic Governance” - Sociocracy training with John Buck | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Friday - Sunday, 9th - 11th March 2012
Riverside Community, Inland Moutere Highway, Motueka

 

“Dynamic Governance” - 3 day workshop with John Buck
Friday - Sunday, 9th-11th March 2012, in Motueka, New Zealand

 

This program is the opportunity for you to come and meet with a world-class expert in Dynamic Governance, John Buck. You will learn about the method and how to implement it in your business, organisation & community.

 

Dynamic Governance is an organizational method that:
♦ Kindles creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit,
♦ Maximizes effectiveness and reduces tensions around power,
♦ Decreases the number of meetings and heightens productivity,
♦ Develops group ingenuity for problem solving and streamlines deceision-making,
♦ Engages & empowers both paid staff and volunteers.

 

Info & Registration:
Email: OM@orcon.net.nz
Phone: + 64 03 525 7888
Mobile: +64 27 494 3188

 

Registrations close on 24/02/2012

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Action learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Action learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Action learning is an educational process whereby the participant studies their own actions and experience in order to improve performance. Learners acquire knowledge through actual actions and repetitions, rather than through traditional instruction.
Action learning is done in conjunction with others, in small groups called action learning sets. It is proposed as particularly suitable for adults, as it enables each person to reflect on and review the action they have taken and the learning points arising. This should then guide future action and improve performance.

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Master of Arts in Sustainable Design

A 36-credit, studio design–oriented degree of advanced study. Fully online.
The master of arts degree in sustainable design integrates the themes of systems thinking, life-cycle analysis, and biomimicry, blending theory, practice, and leadership courses into holistic and hands-on training and experience.

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Coolest Kindergarten Ever Is a Circular Tree House

Coolest Kindergarten Ever Is a Circular Tree House | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
The "Ring Around a Tree" in Japan is a furniture-free, circular, seven level kindergarten built around an enormous tree.
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In the Bronx, a New School Combines Tech Skills and Cultural Literacy

In the Bronx, a New School Combines Tech Skills and Cultural Literacy | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Digital literacy is a required skill for the 21st century, but in today's globalized economy, knowing how to work with diverse groups of people is just as critical. So Tech International Charter School, a new middle school campus set to open this fall in the Bronx, hopes to give the area's low-income students an edge in both technology and cross-cultural understanding.

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Organizing for local self-reliance and sustainability

This upcoming webinar promises to describe what may be a good model for organizing and funding local enterprises that contribute to local self-reliance and sustainability, plus providing ways to secure your savings in investments that will have lasting real value–t.h.g..

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Teaching Economics As If People Mattered

How do you define economics? What's it all about? How does the economy relate to our lives and what's the difference between democracy as a political system and capitalism as an economic system?

We're pleased to make these high-school economics lesson plans available, free of charge. Each one includes everything you need to get started.

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Stillness in Schools

Stillness in Schools | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Learning silence and meditation in the classroom should be the right of all children in all schools, writes Anthony Seldon.

 

Learning how to be still should be at the heart of every child’s education. It teaches them how to correct themselves and to know who they truly are. It’s also vital if they are to learn how to control their impulses. It is known that the brains of adolescents develop in such a way that young people find it hard to make long-term judgements about their actions. They see immediate gains, but not the long-term consequences of their choices. Learning how to be still – and to think before acting – is thus not only a desirable but also a key responsibility of schools.

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How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning - Abundant Community

How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning - Abundant Community | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The result of our win/lose society is a deep belief in the myth that competition is the proven method for achieving efficiency and excellence. The truth of the matter is the opposite. Alfie Kohn’s No Contest is the primary text that provides the empirical evidence that cooperation “beats” competition in most of the important areas of our lives. His data clearly shows that people who collaborate are more productive, learn more, enjoy playing more, and have better character and interpersonal relationships.

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Science boring? Teach it through Permaculture!

Science boring? Teach it through Permaculture! | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The profound lack of sustainable systems on our planet is of great concern to environmentalists, some of who are educators and some of who are permaculturists.

Many of the problems facing Earth and its inhabitants are caused by a lack of ecological literacy among much of the human population. Ecological literacy includes an understanding of the scientific principles of ecology, including the recognition of limits and possibilities. It also includes an attitude of care toward the environment and a commitment to act. Finally, it requires the ability to recognize interconnectedness; what some people call systems thinking.

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The Green Changemakers: Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures

The Green Changemakers: Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Download all lectures for Free here:
right click → save target as → watch and listen

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The Garden School

The Garden School | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
The seasons change, school begins, and life in the downturn takes on a certain rhythm. Ryan makes contact with the dog. Read installment five, The Garden School.

 

Installment five of JB Sties' peak oil fiction — Transition Voice

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A Helping Hand: Transforming Conflict to Connection

'A Helping Hand: Transforming Conflict to Connection'
A Dynamic Mediation Training based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication* - for Home to Boardroom, Classroom to Courtroom
A 5 Day Mediation Training with Liv Larsson & Kay Rung, Mediation Trainers, Sweden
9am-5pm, Monday, March 26th – Friday, March 30th 2012
Bella Rakha Retreat Centre, 581 West Coast Rd, Oratia, AUCKLAND, New Zealand

 

Everyone mediates sometime, although we may not think of it as mediation. However, if you ever spend time with children, friends, or working groups, you have likely mediated in one way or another. This workshop will provide you with skills to create empathic connection between conflicting parties resulting in mutually satisfying resolutions.

 

* Nonviolent Communication is a communication methodology developed by Marshall Rosenberg PhD, in the mid-1960s. See www.cnvc.org

 

For further information contact:

Phil Toms T: + 64 9 276 6338, 027 619 2574, E: nvcnz@me.com or
Scott Mieras T: + 64 3 525 7888, 027 494 3188, E: OM@orcon.net.nz

To order a copy of Liv Larsson’s book, 'A Helping Hand', contact:
Scott Mieras Tel: +64 3 525 7888, +64 27 494 3188, Email: OM@orcon.net.nz

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The Map of Meaning

The Map of Meaning | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

How would you describe finding meaning in the work you do? Would you say that work is most meaningful when you are developing yourself? Would you say that that you find the most meaning when you are expressing your full potential? How about when you feel connected with others? Does doing service give you the most meaning? How about all of the above?

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Liv Larsson | NVC Aotearoa NZ

Liv Larsson | NVC Aotearoa NZ | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

- Relationships – Freedom without Distance, Connection without Control - 23-25 Mar 2012
- A Helping Hand - Transforming Conflict to Connection - 26-30 Mar 2012

 

Download Retreat Flyers here

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Environment Victoria's Flemington Green: Project Update : Sustainable Melbourne

Environment Victoria's Flemington Green: Project Update : Sustainable Melbourne | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Recruited by our Community Consultant, Iman Barabiaa, another group of Flemington residents have just completed their Flemington Green sustainable living training. The 16 women are from East African countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia and South Sudan), Turkey and Yemen and all reside on the Flemington public housing estate. The women have attended workshops on saving energy and saving water (with a guest presentation from City West Water), held by Environment Victoria at the Flemington Community Centre in November 2011. The group also visited SKM Recycling in Coolaroo to learn about waste and recycling – and we enjoyed a lunch of Turkish kebabs together in Broadmeadows.

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The Tipu Ake Lifecycle - An organic Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations

The Tipu Ake Lifecycle - An organic Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Self help tools that nurture growth by using Living Systems Thinking in Organisations and Communities. Tipu Ake is an organic project model that helps us operate in a world of complexity, chaos, interdependency and ambiguity. It is a cyclic behavioural model that can help any innovative organisation, community, project, group, team, or even a family or individual that needs to make new things happen. It is at the the roots of lifelong learning. Tipu Ake is a form of Biomimicry - Learning to thrive in a world of complexity and inter-dependence by taking lessons from Nature

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Creative Community Governance and Decision Making | Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa

Creative Community Governance and Decision Making | Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

A two day Professional Development workshop for Group Leaders, Committee members of Community Groups, & Organisations, Teachers and Facilitators plus anyone interested in the smooth, fun,
successful and efficient functioning of Groups, Teams, Boards, Businesses,
Associations, Communities and Co-operatives. Build a Toolbox of Supportive
Processes and leave inspired and excited to implement cohesive and lasting
change.

http://www.dynamicgroups.com.au and http://earthcare-education.org

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Collapse! The Game: Early Draft « how to save the world

Collapse! The Game: Early Draft « how to save the world | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Some of you are aware that I have been working on a cooperative board game called Collapse! designed to help people learn and practice grassroots community-building and preparing locally for the various crises that may precede civilization’s collapse. I’ve finally got a first outline draft of the game, and decided to share it with the world before I go any further. Here are the rules and some images of the game equipment that I have developed thus far, along with a list of what I still have to do to complete the game’s development.

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New Organizer’s Guides from Permablitz

New Organizer’s Guides from Permablitz | Transition Culture | Scoop.it



As if Melbourne Permablitz crew weren't cool enough already, they've now outdone themselves. They've released a series of organizer's guides for running a successful permablitz really, really well.

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Permaculture Directory

Permaculture Directory | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Welcome to Permaculture Directory - Free directory for permaculture and all kind of sustainable living courses/workshops/events from all over the world.

You can find here Permaculture, Organic Gardening, Natural Building, Sustainable Living courses, events, workshops and festivals.

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Art of Mentoring - Art of Mentoring UK

Art of Mentoring - Art of Mentoring UK | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

What is the Art of Mentoring?

Essential for Parents Grandparents, Teachers, Outdoor Educators, Naturalists and Regenerative Communities.

Art of Mentoring is an immersion into a living, learning culture of nature and self-awareness. It provides knowledge, tools and practices that will enrich your relationships and allow you to create a powerful culture of nature connection in all aspects of your life and community.
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