Session 1: 20:00 – 21:00 (UK time) Tuesday 7 November 2023 

Session 2: 20:00 – 21:00 (UK time) Tuesday 14 November 2023 

Session 3: 20:00 – 21:00 (UK time) Tuesday 28 November 2023 

Joan and Laurel are educational researchers seeking to bring postmaterialist perspectives of consciousness into education at all levels, from early years, through primary, secondary, higher education, and beyond.  We are inviting interested people to join us in the evolution of consciousness education. We define consciousness education as “education about perspectives on the source and nature of consciousness and their implications for ways of being, knowing, teaching, and learning.”  The inclusion of the word ‘perspectives’ is significant, as it allows us to be open to alternative ways of understanding consciousness, encouraging constructive dialogue about the diverse meanings consciousness has in different contexts.

These webinars are a starting point to form a network of people who share this passion for integrating expanded concepts of consciousness into education at all levels. There are three main aims of this project:

  1. To develop a working group of professionals and academics who are committed to the progression of consciousness education.
  2. Using a collaborative and participatory methodology, to develop curricular and pedagogical support for consciousness education with professionals already engaged in work with children and young people in educational settings, and with those working in post-compulsory arenas.
  3. To write a book about the content and processes of consciousness education to support the learning and practice of future consciousness educators.

The three interactive webinars explore the following themes:

Session 1  What is consciousness education?: Introduction and  sharing our perspectives.

Session 2  Why and where consciousness education? Sharing our educational experiences and the contexts in which we work.

Session 3  How do we develop consciousness education?  Planning a collaborative inquiry.