How to Start your own Ecoversity Workshop

This interactive workshop on how to start your own ecoversity was offered at the 2021 virtual Re-imagining Education Conference with Manish Jain (India) and Karim-Yassin Goessinger (Egypt).

Prompts:

DREAM

1) What is a dream for an Ecoversity that you’re holding? Give your Ecoversity a name

PURPOSE

2) What is the need for your Ecoversitiy in the world today?

MEANING

3) Why is this project important to your personally? How does this connect to your own story?

ACTION

4) What is one prototype that you can do of your Ecoversity in the next few weeks?

Other topics discussed:

– Emplacement / Place-Based considerations

– Spectrum of Legal structures in context

– Diplomas and degrees, a friendly debate

– Re-imagining your campus – Operating in a Solidarity Economy

Additional Resources mentioned:

Multiversities Ecoversities Startup Kit

CILAS (Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development

Cooperativa CACAO

Jail University 

Complexity University

Swaraj University 

Munir Fasheh and the notion of Mujaawarah

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