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Jonathan Dawson

Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer, MA Regenerative Economics

Email: jonathan.dawson@schumachercollege.org.uk
Tel: 01803 847216

Jonathan is a sustainability educator and a former President of the Global Ecovillage Network, He has around 20 years experience as a researcher, author, consultant and project manager in the field of small enterprise development in Africa and South Asia and before joining the College he was a long-term resident at the Findhorn ecovillage.

Jonathan is the principal author of the Gaia Education sustainable economy curriculum www.gaiaeducation.org, drawn from best practice within ecovillages worldwide, that has been endorsed by UNITAR and adopted by UNESCO as a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. He teaches this curriculum at universities, ecovillages and community centres in Brazil, Spain and Scotland. He has also adopted the curriculum to virtual format and teaches it through the Open University of Catalunya in Barcelona.


DAWSON J.  Building Networks for Accelerated Innovation, The Long View, Forum for the Future. (Forthcoming)

DAWSON J.  Teaching Economics for the 21st Century, Resilience.org.  http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-10-06/teaching-economics-for-the-21st-century

DAWSON J.  Beyond Development: Escaping the Linguistic Prison. Huffington Post.  https://blogger.huffingtonpost.com/tmp/_p.html

DAWSON J.  Changing Stories: Using narrative to shift societal values, Resurgence (March, 2015) http://newstoryhub.com/2014/08/changing-stories-using-narrative-to-shift-societal-values/

DAWSON J.  A wave of disruption is sweeping in to challenge neoliberalism, Guardian, March 12, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/12/disruption-challenge-neoliberalism-commons-political-system

DAWSON J.  How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems? Guardian 7 February 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/redesign-new-theory-economics-ecological-systems

DAWSON J.  “From Islands to Networks: A history of the ecovillage movement” in Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: Bioregionalism, Permaculture, and Ecovillages for a Sustainable Future. Berghahn Books (2012) https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/free-ebook-from-islands-to-networks


Bringing The Classroom To Life: TedX Findhorn

Entrevista a Jonathan Dawson, Mexico, 2014