Friday, December 28, 2007

Ecovillage Education:

Preparing for the transition to a comprehensive sustainable culture.

A new curriculum -- Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) -- is now offered in the U.S. (Albuquerque), after being tested in a number of countries including India, Thailand, Argentina and Bolivia.

Its innovative content integrates the worldview component of experience -- giving it equal weight to the conventional social, ecological and economic dimensions. Another difference is that spirituality is infused throughout the curriculum.

Additional comprehensive materials are emerging, with the social key available now.

The materials are available free on the web and have been applied in a variety of programs and formats of different length. A number of universities are discussing creating an academically accredited masters program based on it.

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