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Latest news and blogs

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Sparking an Educational Revolution

Underpinning currently dominant educational practice lie a series of assumptions about how we learn that are contradicted by a growing body of scientific evidence, as well as by our common sense.
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Schumacher College celebrates successful Higher Education Review

Thursday, 9 March, 2017
The report confirms the judgements of the Higher Education Review panel; that the maintenance of academic standards of awards offered on behalf of the degree-awarding body, the quality and enhancement of students' learning opportunities and the quality of in-formation about learning opportunities all meet or exceed UK expectations.
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The GNH Masterclass: An Advanced Program on Implementing GNH

Friday, 17 February, 2017
The GNH Masterclass program has been created in response to the growing international interest in Bhutan’s unique, alternative development paradigm, Gross National Happiness (GNH). In contrast to the narrow pursuit of economic growth for its own sake, GNH promotes the sustainable happiness and wellbeing of all life.
Escola Schumacher
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The development of the Certificate programme in Brazil - Patricia Shaw interviews Juliana Schneider

Patricia Shaw, visiting teacher and fellow at Schumacher College has been involved with the setting up of Schumacher-like activities in Brazil. In this interview, she asks Juliana Schneider, Msc in Holistic science and co-founder of Escola Schumacher Brasil, about the Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition, a year-long-programme being offered now for the third time in Brazil and with two places remaining.
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The ‘Jali ardhi’ [Care for the land] Project

Thursday, 2 February, 2017
Dartington Hall through Ecological Design Thinking programme in Schumacher College has joined a multidisciplinary research project in collaboration with Plymouth University, Exeter University, Nelson Mandala African Institute in Tanzania, The International Water Management Institute (an CGIAR organisation). The ‘Jali ardhi’ [Care for the land] project investigates the socio-ecological resilience to soil erosion driven by extreme events in East Africa
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The great British make off: how a new materialism can give us back control

A true march of the makers will turn the tables on our abusive consumer culture and deliver the richer relationship with ‘stuff’ that our economy is crying out for
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MSC Holistic Science to pause the 2017/18 programme

Thursday, 19 January, 2017
MSc Holistic Science will not be running in the 2017-18 academic year to allow a period of reflection and renewal.
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The Edges in the Middle

The healer knows that hope means displacement. To touch the universe is to lose one’s ground. To arrive is to be dismembered. To be born is to be reborn – and not in a neat way. I like to say that “we are coming down to earth, and we will not arrive intact”.
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Growing and sharing food from the college garden is a key part of life at Schumacher College

Schumacher College’s inception as a centre for nature-based education, personal transformation and collective action, the gardens have been integral to the vision of Satish Kumar and co-founders. In keeping with Tagore's view that nature is our teacher, different areas within the gardens have been created as spaces for contemplation and relaxation, food growing and ecologically-minded horticultural practices.
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What This World Needs

"Now it's up to us, not as global leaders but as local leaders." A blog by Margaret Wheatley
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Schumacher College: Made with Love

Schumacher College has, for the past 25 years, been ‘baking the cake of imagination’ (to quote Satish Kumar), who began the evening’s celebrations by talking of imagination as being the “fifth element” that we are embracing in our lives; one to which the college dedicates much of its teachings. And when it came to igniting and nurturing imagination, the celebration indulged us all, with Satish’s invitation to fall in love at Schumacher being encouraged from all angles. With the soft warm glow of home being brought so effortlessly into the civic hall - fairy lights twinkling like birthday candles around the room - it was beautiful to see Schumacher transition down the hill to the centre of Totnes, bringing with it all of the light, life and imagination that resides up on those sacred hills of the Dartington Estate.
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Hacking With Fritz

I find myself anticipating with some excitement a gathering that I suspect will be primarily populated by techies and geeks firmly convinced that the information technology revolution
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Xingu Schumacher Expedition

Thursday, 20 October, 2016
an invitation to come together with the flow of the Xingu River from the city of Altamira (state of Pará), canoeing around 100 km down the river with indigenous communities of the Volta Grande do Xingu
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Learning from nature and designing as nature: Regenerative cultures create conditions conducive to life

As we move towards a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern scientific and technological capabilities, we can become good at designing regenerative cultures. Among them are many lessons we can learn from indigenous cultures around the world.