Are you tired of the echo chambers of social media? Hungry to get into some deeper, less divisive discussions that lead to real and sustainable change?
In recent times we have seen destructive binaries divide societies, families and friendships. Opinions have become beliefs that conjure up challenges to our very identities. Climate crisis act or not; leave-remain; stay home – have liberty ….We have slid into a discourse of opposition and othering. On this course, we bring theories into use, unpacking big ideas from agonism to the middle way and on into the ‘social solidarity’ of pandemic management and bringing them to life in debate, discussion and scenarios.
How we relate to others, help our people, partners and communities come together with shared purpose and process; our ability to ‘hold’ our people together through difficult, complex and challenging situations; to help them navigate through to a better place - these are some practices that form the art of facilitation. The ability to assert and explore our views as one amongst the opinions of others, to do this with an open and also critical mind, to argue for without restrictive attachments are some aspects of the art of dialoguing that we work with on this short course.
Join us online and, later, in Ambleside for this intensive, rich and impactful short course that will stretch your thinking and grow your practice base.
Ambleside, the location of the three day residential, has a rich heritage of cutting edge educational starting with Charlotte Mason and Harriet Martineau’s influential writing and actions in the 19th century, continuing through the 20thcentury with teacher training and on to outdoor experiential and post-experiential pedagogies of today. Our practice on the course reflects the Ambleside way, working with experiential, intercultural learning processes and seating itself firmly in the stunning cultural landscape of the English Lake District.