Postgraduate studies at Schumacher College are truly unique and transformative journeys of learning for both inner and outer transition.
We believe in a radical and rigorous approach that develops the whole person through intellect, intuition, emotion, ethics and practice. We value trans-disciplinary approaches, different ways of knowing and creative forms of expression.
Our approach to postgraduate learning
Schumacher College has a community-based approach to learning drawing on 90 years of progressive education at Dartington where the emphasis is on ‘whole person learning’ and ‘learning by doing’. Community living supports the opportunity to find ourselves more fully as whole persons as we are asked to relate daily to the local world we are creating together. This inner work colours our worldview and shapes how we, as humans, ‘be’ and ‘do’ in the larger world. In terms of learning by doing, community living explicitly places experience first, reversing the traditional model of education of learn-look-do. Caring for each other, for the place, and for our own personal growth, as we inquire together, are the foundations shared by all our learning programmes. We follow no specific religious or spiritual practice.
Our learning methods are varied and are based on small-group learning; in addition to more conventional methods of learning we include reflective enquiry, participatory, and experiential learning.
If still more education is to save us, it would have to be education of a different kind: an education that takes us into the depth of things..