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A reinvention of the postgraduate programme portfolio

Monday, 12 November, 2018

 

Schumacher College is part of Dartington Trust. A review of Schumacher College was undertaken over the last year on behalf of the Dartington trustees and involved extensive consultation with Schumacher faculty and staff. Its findings and recommendations were presented by Jenny Mackewn (Interim Head of Schumacher College) and Alan Boldon (Director of Dartington Learning) at the trustees meeting in September 2018. The recommendations that the trustees agreed aim to secure the long-term future of Schumacher College at Dartington and to sustain and enhance its distinctive, radical approaches to ecologies, transformation, and pedagogy.

In parallel to the College review, Dartington Learning has been under development and was agreed at the trustees meeting in September 2018. The Dartington Learning team, led by Alan Boldon, will work on developing learning and research across all the activities on the estate, including Schumacher College, Arts, Land-use, Social Justice, and Progressive Enterprise and will be aiming to bring these activities into greater dialogue with one another.

Dartington Learning and Schumacher faculty are working on a reinvention of the overall portfolio of postgraduate courses at the College to make them more affordable, more accessible, and more appealing for a wider range of people.

The reduction in programmes offered for the next academic year will create the time and headspace needed for the Schumacher staff to work on reinventing the postgraduate portfolio.

Two of the current masters programmes, MA Ecological Design Thinking and MA Economics for Transition, are currently open for applications for the 2019/20 acedemic year. The reduction in programmes offered for the next academic year will create the time and headspace needed for the Schumacher staff to work on reinventing the postgraduate portfolio. Dartington Learning and Schumacher College are intent on maintaining the core values of Schumacher teaching in this process and building on the depth of experience and content developed in the delivery of all the postgraduate programmes here over the years, including MSc Holistic Science, MA Ecology and Spirituality, MA Myth and Ecology, as well as MA Ecological Design Thinking and MA Economics for Transition.