What can learning become?
What space is there in education, for wisdom, for Enlivened Learning – a holistic learning that can emerge with our heart, our heads, our hands and our connection to the environment?
Enlivened Learning is a journey of to discover and explore these very questions – and, to learn from and document the silent revolution that is happening in higher education around the world. It is not just about how we access and fund universities (which current debates tend to focus on), rather this movement questions the very nature and value of learning and knowledge.
This silent revolution is seldom seen in the media and is therefore almost entirely out of the public eye.
The Enlivened Learning project takes us to Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and India, to localized places of higher education that are emerging from indigenous communities and grassroots social/ecological movements.
In each of these places, knowledge and learning are not being pursued for profit or training for the market. Instead, they are nurturing wisdom for people’s potential to transform themselves, their communities and the places they live in.
Through this project we offer new stories of hope, imagination and possibility.
The map below has information about the places we have visited and hope to visit.
View Enlivened Learning site visits in a larger map
Along this journey, we are sharing our experiences through this website, through writing, photography and a documentary film we are in the process of creating. We are also connecting these places and the people we encounter along the way.
In this blog space we exchange stories, experiences, ideas, inspirations and resources (websites, literature and film). For a fuller account of this project and to learn more about who we are see the About tab above.
In this site you can find our posts and images from our journey (the most recent ones below) or else according to date and place or theme. Also found here is a range of resources such as maps, links and books that relate to the places and themes we are learning. We will soon be adding videos of these places and of conversations we have had we the amazing people we have been privileged to meet and learn much from along the way. You can see all of these in our Vimeo channel.
Here is a short video we made about what we have been learning called Challenging Enlivened Learning which was screened at TedX Bath on 9th February, 2013. If the themes and experiences we express here resonate with you and you would like to join the conversation we would love to hear from you.
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