Transition University

In the UK some ideas have been flown about "Transition Universities" (see that heading within the "Education for Transition" ingredient).  What might a "Transition University at Los Angeles" look like?

Discussion at Nov 2011 T. Enterprise meeting included:
  • begin with a book club - defined reading list
  • coursework requires in-person discussion of the reading (we also mentioned Google +) 
  • coursework requires a project -- hands-on, experiential component
  • must be practical for the community, deal with the needs of the community (like Mondragon's school constantly adapts its curriculum to what is needed for the future)

  • work toward an eventual "certificate program"
    • coursework would walk the petals of Holmgren's Permaculture Flower diagram
    • perhaps require Permaculture Design Certificate??
  • could develop certificate program over time, offer courses sequentially

  • first class could be forming the University
  • tuition might be funded by a time bank
  • University itself could be a co-op

  • might look to some preexisting alternative education resources to help define it, resources such as John Taylor Gatto, John Holt, Grace Llewellyn, Blake Boles, homeschooling/unschooling movement
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