Are you Ready for ALF Weekends?
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Nature Play and EUDEC Greece are excited to announce a mini series of ALF Weekend family workshops on Evia Island this Spring and Summer.
Our brand new taster weekends offer children and adults an immersive, playful experience of Agile Learning Facilitation. We also hope they will serve as an incubator for an emerging network of Self-Directed Education projects in Greece.
Join us for 3 days camping in the stunning surroundings of the Stagones Nature Camp, Evia Island.
Where? Stagones Nature Camp, Evia Island
How much? 3 day programme including food is available on a sliding scale from just €50 for adults and €30 for children.
Agile Learning Centers restore the joy of learning with a surprisingly effective educational approach: intentional culture supporting self-directed learning reinforced by agile management tools.
Nature Play ALC is part of an exponentially growing educational model designed to embrace all the complexity and unpredictability of our modern world! This is an emerging network of parents and educators who share tools, practices, and resources to help create an education system that is economically, ecologically and culturally adapted to our region of North Evia.
Here’s Bear giving a TEDx on Agile Learning.
Do you want to develop partnership culture with the children in your life while nurturing them to be confident, intrinsically motivated, happy people?
Let’s talk about innovative education. This is experiential learning — learning through doing!
Let’s learn to stand in authentic (instead of authoritative) relationship with learners, and hold the space for even more learning!
We'll convene a safe space and hold it together, becoming an Agile Learning Family where new facilitators, parents, and children will be invited to make offerings and hold space by and for themselves.
We’ll start and end each day together, and generate the content of the weekend co-creatively. We’ll follow the rhythm an ALC keeps during school days: morning intention-setting, daily exploring, creation and play, then regrouping in the afternoon to reflect.
This is experiential learning — learning through doing. It is less about absorbing certain information, and more about learning to hold the space for learning, standing in authentic relationship with learners.
Do you want to transform education as we know it?
An ALF Weekend is a gentle but powerful "taste and see" experience for people who want to facilitate intentional culture creation and self-directed education.
It’s for parents and professionals who are looking for radical and practical ways to transform education at home and in the world.
It’s for social entrepreneurs and change-makers interested in starting an ALC, a Democratic School, a Self-Directed homeschool group, or afterschool programme.
An ALF Weekends is an immersive, playful experience in facilitation of self-directed learning.
Join us for 3 in the cosy and comfortable surroundings of Stagones Nature Camp, Evia Island this Winter.
What does Agile Learning mean?
Self-directed: Humans are natural learners. When children get to follow their passions, they engage deeply, learning more quickly and thoroughly – covering years of content in weeks at the time they choose to learn it.
Intentional Culture: At ALCs children feel they are heard, they belong, and they make a difference. As social creatures, we thrive in this kind of vibrant community which builds our confidence, heightens our communication skills, and calls forth our best selves.
Agile Management Tools: We use practical and concrete tools to make these lofty-sounding ideals real and reliable. These tools and practices provide visible feedback, effective self-management, clarity of purpose, and easy integration of new patterns as needs change.