Teach PC!?

goebel goebel at wsu.edu
Wed May 27 01:48:20 EDT 1998

I have had really good results using a experiential learning process which 
I call Consensus Building and Conflict Resolution.  This process is 
founded on the principle of honoring all people and listening with 
respect.  I am conscious of balancing power to reduce the possibility of 
power-related conflicts.

I also work with human nature, as I see it, by acknowledging our response 
to see many things from a "survival of self" or fear-based perspective 
instinctively, then focusing on a "community wellbeing" or hope-based 

I have used this process with all kinds of people and cultures ranging 
from Native Americans, Africans (Malawi), European originated people in 
the United States, Canada, and Australia, and even universities (which is 
a breed unto itself - sorry about the bias).  I have used this with women 
/ men groups, various occupations (agriculture, business, education, and 
government service), and various ages (3-70+).

There are many methods as there are people and individual learning styles. 
 This seems to work consistently for me.  Hope this helps.

Carl Jeffry Goebel
WSU-Kellogg Holistic Management Project
125 Clark Hall
P.O. Box 646310
Pullman, WA  99164-6310
Phone: (509)335-7342
Fax: (509)335-1082

Excellence can be attained if you...
Care more than others think is wise,
Risk more than others think is safe,
Dream more than others think is practical,
Expect more than others think is possible.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Jenny [SMTP:jenny at dsrt.com]
Sent:	Monday, May 25, 1998 10:47 AM
To:	permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu
Subject:	Teach PC!?

I want to start a discussion about teaching styles and
methods that have been proven effective primarily in the
United States and are slowly integrated in other
cultural regions.

The importance of permaculture being tought at it's
highest level to everyone everywhere is a challenge.
Is it a matter of how to teach, for example, children
on their level of maturity, intelligence, backround,
culture.....and attention span.
Some teaching methods have been proven to be more
effective than others. Independent on the approach
the material and it's value shall not be compromised.
Obviously, different alleys are needed to reach
different target groups.

PC thought in "Lecture Style" vs.Experiential
Teaching/Learning, Seminar style vs. whatever unique
style and methods of reaching and teaching.

How do these methods sacrifice their effectiveness
depending on the culture and history of the region
or country?

Thanks for your thoughts

Jenny Cocq

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