The Human Scale Education conference will explore ideas and approaches which encourage a genuine care and concern for the environment in young people. This is best achieved through active and participative ways of learning which seek to connect the learner to the natural world Speakers include Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence, Director of Schumacher College and founder of The Small School in Hartland. He will be addressing the issue: Educating the whole person: should education serve ecology or the economy?’ In addition, Professor David Orr of the Department of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College, in Ohio, will speak about educating for ecological literacy.
Human Scale Education is an education reform movement committed to small, learning communities based on the values of democracy, fairness and respect. The work is underpinned by environmentally sustainable values.