Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference
Sept 15-17, 2017
Hosted by the School of Education at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon (USA)
You are warmly invited to attend and participate in this inclusive gathering of educators from many realms of holistic practice. The conference will highlight a diverse and inspiring range of approaches that embrace emotional, social, intellectual, physical, creative, artistic, and spiritual potential.
Watch this website for updates starting September 2016.
Information below is from the 1st International Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference in September 2014
Holistic education is concerned with connections in human experience:
connections between mind and body, between linear thinking and intuitive ways of knowing,
between individual and community, and between the personal self and the transpersonal self.
- Keynote and breakout sessions, demonstrations, plenary strands, and interactive events;
- Inclusive gathering of educators from many realms of holistic practice, pre-K through post-secondary;
- Diverse and inspiring range of approaches that engage emotional, social, intellectual, physical, creative, artistic, and spiritual potential;
- Sessions scheduled to run all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 1pm;
- Core reflection workshops offered as pre- and post-conference options.
Please refer back to this website regularly. You will find continuously updated information, including program details.
How can holistic teaching and learning be a catalyst for positive change in education?
This conference addresses a critical need for holistic educators to support one another in envisioning a more humane, loving form of teaching and learning than is currently being promoted in narrow, high-stakes policies. We are drawing on the wisdom and leadership of inspiring educators and featuring a variety of holistic schools and programs.
- Extraordinary educational perspectives presented by a spectrum of holistic presenters, domestic and international;
- On-site visitations to local classrooms and schools following holistic principles;
- Experiential learning through examples of holistic and contemplative teaching practices;
- Interactive formats to maximize collegial connections, collaboration, and professional inquiry;
- Possibilities to engage in curriculum, program, and policy development;
- Opportunities to deepen awareness of our own human potential as teachers and learners.