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Education Fit for the Future 

By Satish Kumar Education Fit for the Future  We need to make education as if people and planet matter The current educational system was designed to meet the needs of the Industrial Age, the age of mass production, mass consumption and unlimited economic growth. Young people needed to be trained in whatever skills were required

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Education is the Metacrisis

By Zachary Stein Editors’ Note: This article was reprinted by Ecoversities with permission from the author for the Re-imagining Education Conference February 2022. The original publication can be found here.   In this article Zak elucidates that “[i]n a time between worlds there is the possibility for true novelty and emergence. The best of the best

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Guide to Understanding our Alienation

This audiovisual guide is a curated collection of talks with Jinan KB, a designer and educationist who has been involved in existential research to understand the processes involved in the creation of knowledge, the formation of creativity, intelligence, aesthetics and its relation to the content of learning and the context. His primary interest has been

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What if We Re-invented the School?

What if we re-invented the school? is a story of hope and inspiration. It’s a story of DEFY-ance. Get on a journey with our learners- Niyonshuti Eric, Sayma Rahman, Irfan and Thandiwe Mafika from across Asia and Africa to see how they are fulfilling their dreams one NOOK at a time! Project Defy is small

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To Navigate Backward

The rebellious art of the Zapatistas and Chto Delat Group <strong>By Natalia Arcos Salvo *</strong> Comrades, Sisters and brothers, This is our commitment: In front of the powerful trains, our canoes. In front of the thermoelectric plants, the little lights that the Zapatistas gave in custody to women who fight all over the world. Facing

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Zapatista Civic Pedagogy in a Time of War

by Manuel Callahan “To articulate the past historically does not mean to recognize it ‘the way it really was’ (Ranke). It means to seize hold a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger.” Walter Benjamin “Hence, empathy with the victor invariably benefits the rulers. Historical materialists know what that means. Whoever has

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Re-wilding and Re-membering Ancestral Ecologies

by russell sparks, thought partnered and collaboratively edited by lara birchler & will scott On the new moon in October 2019, I arrived in indigenous Purhepecha lands in Michoacan, Mexico, on the edge of Lake Patzcuaro.  Twice in the nights leading up to travel, dreams of traditional bowhunting had visited me.  Soon on arrival, a

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Invitation: Let’s Talk Openly about the Livelihoods of Popular Educators

A vulnerable field report and an invitation into collective inquiry – Alan Webb, January 2020 In 2018, I declared a sabbatical from organizing the Open Master’s and Alt*Div communities and became a sojourner—with intention, but with an aching heart.  It was honestly a move born of despair and desperation. Externally, I had a clear story,

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Yatra – “El Rehla” Learning Journey Invitation

Yatra – “El Rehla”  You are kindly invited to El Rehla – a one-week learning journey along Egypt’s North Coast (Mediterranean Sea) via Cairo and the Oasis of Faiyum from March 27th to April 2nd. We will make stops and immerse in the coastal town of Marsa Matruh known for its lagoons and white sand

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El Huerto que Cura (The Healing Garden)

Written by: Andrea González and Juan José Lugo Revised and edited by: Maru Vasco, Sierra Allen, and Alessandra Pomarico Abstract   Along the paths of our lives, we will find many approaches to what seems appropriate, what seems to be what we want, what we can do, how we make a decision, and how we

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