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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.

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.

Reflection: From Tagore To Holistic Science

The mirror of Holistic Science shows Japan China, and also Korea for one day, as very different societies.

Happiness is more important than GDP

The idea of putting happiness at the heart of our economy is not new, but is not the focus of mainstream policy or culture in Western economies.

The Emergence of Earth Jurisprudence

A lack of a wide-ranging legal framework for the protection of nature, both nationally and internationally, has led to an urgent call for an entirely new field of jurisprudence.

A Dedication to the Elements

An ancient awareness stirs and grows in the face of the global crisis...

What Is Deep Ecology?

Stephan Harding describes what makes deep ecology a movement as much as a philosophy

Changing Stories: Using Narrative To Shift Societal Values

Economics For Transition Lecturer, Jonathan Dawson tells us how stories that persist beyond their sell-by date can keep us locked into societal patterns that no longer serve,and how they can provide a powerful tool for transition

Educating for Gaia

Stephan Harding talks about his efforts to educate for a genuinely sustainable relationship with the Earth.

The New Economy In Practice 3: “From Small Seeds……”

Tim Crabtree’s latest blog - exploring key themes in the New Economy in Practice module of the MA in Economics for Transition – looks at his work in local food, and at how a social enterprise he set up to make hot meals for 33 schools has finally moved into surplus after 10 years of patient development.