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Learning from and with nature

The Western Educational system is out of touch with the world around it. It is too focused on passive consumption and lacks critical thinking; lessons are most often held indoors and students are disconnected from the environment around them. What if we could learn from and with nature? It it is proven that being in nature can improve children’s development, their mental health and physical health and their imaginations.
Furthermore, society is facing potentially catastrophic crises such as climate change and biodiversity loss and we need to foster a culture of dreaming in order to transition to alternative and resilient futures. How might the educational system have to change in order to learn from and with nature, to understand our place within the ecosystem and to foster a culture of dreaming alternative futures?

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  1. Having used nature many times to support student mental health and wellbeing it would be fabulous to create edible growing areas across the college campus to support our students in eating produce grown by other learners, to encourage them to find out more about the produce they can grow, pick and eat and how it can support better health and wellbeing. Students have already been learning some pot to table ideas and growing from scratch would be the next step.

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