Ethos & Pedagogy

My goal is to support learning about how to achieve inner and outer change in ways compatible with enabling more regenerative ways of living. This requires applying diverse ways of facilitating learning, such as through experiential, problem and solution based learning. This includes helping learners develop higher order critical thinking skills, structuring learning around real-life change projects, and handing over greater ownership and responsibility of the learning process to students, albeit in a supportive and encouraging manner. Such facilitative approaches to encouraging learning are based on a recognition that we are all apprentices in the new world of 21st Century challenges in which we find ourselves, break up power dynamics in process of learning and contribute to the development of skills, dispositions and agency for different ways of working with change and transformation.

My work is supported by extensive experience in facilitating learning. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Aberystwyth University (2008), which led to a published paper on resilience and higher order thinking; a Certificate in Counselling Skills, Abertay University (2013); and have extensive experience in designing and facilitating complex learning initiatives and groups.