For twenty years, Schumacher College has been pioneering approaches to sustainable living. We are now working with like-minded people and organisations to develop a new practically based strand to our curriculum. This will include new short courses, and an undergraduate and postgraduate programme on ecological design, build and refurbishment for the HOME, and human-scale sustainable LAND use. We are currently seeking input from you to help us design this new area of work.
Courses will explore enterprising approaches to supporting ourselves, our community and the living planet. With the focus on practical skills, particular attention will be paid to the importance of craft and quality within truly sustainable practice. We aim to test conventional boundaries, employing cutting edge research alongside evidence based practice, and balancing accredited training with the development of broad critical skills.
We propose that this is an urgent and essential area of work. We are keen to ensure that the courses we develop are highly effective in mobilising people, reskilling them for the future. Therefore we have developed two short questionnaires to find out what particular interests and needs there are for education and training in these two areas.
Each questionnaire will probably take you around 15 minutes to complete.
Thank you for any help you can give in ensuring we design the right practical courses for you.