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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.

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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 […]

Spring Up Foundation

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 Awarded WADe Honor

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.

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Announcing Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture

The Dharmalaya Institute, in partnership with venerated earthen architect Didi Contractor, is launching the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture. The internship is a formal, academically-supervised service-learning program designed to provide architects (and students of architecture) with both practical experience and deeper theoretical knowledge in the arts and practices of sustainable building.

College Degree

A Matter of Degrees

“A Matter of Degrees” is the first in a series of reports detailing thirteen promising practices that US community colleges can use to increase student engagement and completion rates.