After two unprecedented years, we are delighted to announce that Earthville will be resuming in-person educational programs in 2022, and we have some exciting news to share.
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Explorations in Experiential Education for the Global Village
Welcome to the Earthville Education blog! Here, you’ll find ongoing explorations of education as a catalyst for the development of conscientious global citizens, healthy communities, and a more harmonious and sustainable world. The scope of the discussion is wide, with special interest in the following areas:
• Experiential education and service-learning
• The cultures of learning communities, and how to transform them
• Holistic educational philosophy: wisdom about learning and learning about wisdom
• Innovative models for schools, other learning communities, and programs
• Synergies between centers of learning and the local and global communities
• Education reform, both practice and policy
We warmly welcome you to join the discussion by subscribing to the blog and posting comments in the articles that interest you.
Mayday! Join Arnie & Mark to Discuss Education & Arnie’s Book
Join us on on May 1, 2021, for discussion with educators Arnie Langberg and Mark Moore on Creating the World That Ought to Be. The discussion takes place as part of “Past, Present, and Future of Progressive Education: Working toward a More Just and Equitable World by Supporting Students’ Personal, Social, and Intellectual Growth.”
Didi Contractor Receives India’s Highest Civilian Honor for Women
On International Women’s Day of 2019, Didi Contractor, co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute, was presented with the Nari Shakti Puraskar, India’s highest civilian honor recognizing women who have made great contributions to India. The award was presented by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Tales of Human-Scale Education
Visionary educator Arnie Langberg shares three stories from one of the public alternative schools he served as Principal, High School Redirection in Denver…
Dharmalaya Institute’s Autumn 2018 Season Begins with Reflections on Compassion
After the invigorating monsoon season, autumn is a natural time for reflective engagement as we return outdoors to work with the earth. Dharmalaya Institute’s autumn 2018 program season began with a five-day silent meditation retreat, led by mindfulness trainer Ellen van Iersel from the Netherlands, which set a contemplative tone. We then welcomed a lovely […]
Earthville Welcomes Spring Up Foundation
The Earthville Network is pleased to announce the newest addition to our family of projects incubating in the Earthville Umbrellavator: The Spring Up Foundation is a UK-based charitable project established to support a peaceful and hopeful future in the Middle East by funding further education for Palestinian students.
Didi Contractor Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Didi Contractor, a celebrated earthen architect and co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute (a project of the Earthville Network in the Indian Himalayas), was honored with WADe Asia’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in natural building in the Himalayas, which has inspired countless architects in India and beyond.
Doing What Works: Dr. Kay McClenney on Proven Successes in Education
Kay McClenney highlights new evidence on high-impact educational practices in community colleges, and says the secret to student success is not a secret.
New Season of Service-Learning Programs in the Himalayas
After an unprecedented four-and-a-half-month monsoon, the Dharmalaya Institute in the Indian Himalayas is reopening its brand-new (and still-to-be-varnished) doors to volunteers, students, and interns, with a series of volunteer, service-learning, and retreat programs spanning the next eight months.
Steve JobsSchools Open in Netherlands: A New Case Study in the Role of Tech in Education
The Steve JobsSchools in the Netherlands offer one possible vision for schools that embrace technology at their core.