From Apathy to Empathy – Reconnecting People and Place
Dates: 22nd-24th August
Location: Kinvara, Co.Galway
Fees: €150 (€125 for Trust members); Day rates do exist on request, however, these are subject to availability. (2 Scholarships also available, see below.)
This exciting event is open to everyone. THERE ARE ONLY 100 PLACES AVAILABLE. Those that book first will be given priority when choosing workshops as there is a cap on each of these so get booking as you don’t want to be disappointed.
Burrenbeo Trust is delighted to announce its inaugural Learning Landscape Symposium. Titled ‘From Apathy to Empathy – Reconnecting People and Place’ this unique event will bring together leading national and international thinkers and practitioners who specialise in the theme of place-based learning. Place-based learning encourages the use of the local environment as a learning resource. It immerses individuals in local heritage, culture and landscape, encouraging them to become more aware of their place.
With 20 talks and interactive sessions, this symposium will have something for everyone. Leading experts from the States, David Sobel and David Orr, and the UK Gordon MacLellan and Tony Kendle will be joined by our own place based educators such as Michael Gibbons, Katy Egan, Sean McDonagh, John Feehan, Gordon D’Arcy, Nessa Cronin, Karen Till, Patrick McCormack, Eugene Lambe and many, many more as they participate in workshops, on-site demonstrations as well as guided walks and cultural events. Participants will be immersed in one of the nation’s most inspiring places and challenged to engage fully with this place and the issues that impact on them, learning lessons and techniques which can be adapted to their own place and its needs.
The Learning Landscape Symposium will feature a combination of keynote lectures at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, themed workshops in venues across the beautiful village of Kinvara and site based workshops in the stunning Burren landscape. Areas that will be explored during the event include: what are the benefits, for people and places, of place-based learning? What is best practice worldwide in engaging and inspiring people with regard to their place? And how can the Burren, Ireland’s ultimate outdoor classroom, be better utilised and developed as a learning landscape?
To book your place please fill in the booking form [180KB] and pop it in the post or send us the necessary details by email or phone to email@example.com or 091 638096. To view the evolving programme, go to www.burrenbeo.com.
There are two full scholarships available to attend this workshop (worth €150 each). To be considered for these please send us 250 words on why you would benefit from attending this workshop. The deadline for this is the 1st August.
This symposium has been supported by The Heritage Council.