Advanced Permaculture Teaching Course (October 10-14, 2016)
Presenters will be Robin Clayfield, Charles Otway and Annaliese Hordern, and a few guests will give you their teaching tips.
This five-day course covers the whole range of learning and teaching styles and strategies to enable you to have confidence about teaching and facilitating many of the permaculture-related courses that are on offer. The course will include outlines for Intro, PDC’s, Advanced courses and Accredited Permaculture Training. Sessions will be run on how we learn, lesson plans, facilitation techniques, teaching resources (tool kit), course organisation and public speaking, and much more.
Monday 10th to Fiday 14 Oct 2017 - Location: Alfred Hines Seaside Camp
Cnr Hymus Street & Palm Beach Drive, Rockingham WA
Accommodation: While there are beds – mostly small numbers in dorm rooms – there are no double beds for couples, nor linen. Anyone enrolling in any of the Advanced Courses on Saturday/Sunday or Monday to Friday will have to supply their own towel, pillow, sleeping bag or blankets, sheets etc. We hope that all West Australians who are coming will provide their own linen as well as bringing some along for our interstate and overseas visitors.
The course accommodation co-ordinator will be touch with locals to see how you can help out. In the meantime, please email us to offer your help in this regard. Obviously, put your name on whatever you can, so you can be assured of getting your items back.
Course will be held between hours 9 am to 5 pm daily
Key Topic Headings
Setting the learning environment
Goal Setting and group needs
Learning theory and methodology
What creates a successful group? What supports an effective learning environment?
'Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning'
Foundational principles and ethics
Group and personal empowerment, positive attitude
Favourite PDC topics
Small group confidence building
Course outlines and programs, different types of courses
Permaculture principles card game
Trust building in groups
Revision exercises and morning processes
Left/right brain integration
Toolbox of processes and methods
The art and skill of teaching and facilitation
Cycles and patterns of learning
The importance of breaks
The 6 steps planning model
Creative and Glue processes
Feedback and evaluation
Working in the field, branching out
Process stock take – creative, glue and standard processes
How to use the toolbox – dial a process
Balancing content and process
Making standard processes more effective
Leading a Permaculture Design Exercise – How do you?
Course and personal organisation
Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
Time lining and organising a course
Evaluation and Feedback
Pack up and head home :)
Robin Clayfield has dedicated her life to teaching and facilitating groups while pioneering applications for holistic and multi-sensory learning and interactive educational methods. She has been teaching Permaculture since the late 80's and has trained 100's of teachers all around the world.
Robin is the author of You Can Have Your Permaculture and Eat It Too, the Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Resource Kit and a variety of educational card games, resources, learning kits and a CD. She is also the co-author of The Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively which initiated the use of creative teaching methods in Permaculture 20 years ago and is now used on over 65 countries.
Charles Otway, with his business Terra Perma Design, is one of the main Permaculture educators in Western Australia presenting PDC's, and ‘sustainability’ workshops for councils, business and the general public. As PDC course and book developer, primary teacher and facilitator he has many learning's and skills to pass on.
Terra Perma is a successful Permaculture business providing the main income stream for his family so students will be able to tap into this holistic range of management, financial and people skills and media/promotional experience.
Annaliese Hordern is a passionate Permaculture educator and designer, and a regular guest speaker and workshop facilitator at community events and festivals. Excited by curriculum development, she enjoys designing new learning tools and mentoring her students towards their personal goals in sustainability and design. Annaliese is a Director of Permaculture Australia and lists useful plants, localising food and preparedness for community response to disaster as important to her.