The work has relevance for all learners, teachers, and performers, because we will discuss principles that ground all learning, teaching, and performance. Whatever we do, we draw from the principles of wisdom-based learning, and they must appear in any approach that deserves the name "ecoliterate". Indeed, wisdom-based learning qualifies as an eco-pedagogy.
“Over the past year I was attending pilot programs of The Haumea Ecoversity on Ecoliteracy, Creativity as an Act of Love and their Earth Charter course. The material we studied was of great thinkers and scientists of the environmental movement, as well as the academic work of both Cathy Fitzgerald founder and teacher & philosopher Nikos Patedakis. They were phenomenal in their breadth of knowledge, fastidious in their references and footnoting, and always insightful. Inspired by the rigour of their scholarship, I see now a duty to tackle subjects I had discounted as being beyond my role as a painter of slow / low tech tendencies who had become petrified of the all-pervasive power of the web. Thus I have become keener to learn more about endemic local phenomena, such as Cryptogamic life or in the ethnographic study of local buildings techniques..) From this, I realise we each ought to better understand the biological intricacies that support us. We need to insist upon such an education as a basic prerequisite for our children and our leaders.”
“I can't believe I have a coach, I have someone who speaks to me about all the things I seem to have spent my life kind of more on my own with. I'm feeling immense gratitude right now. After our dialogue together and listening to your podcast, I feel very profoundly affected. I feel like a little invertebrate creature who's just swum into a much bigger pond. Not sure what to make of it, but it feels great, curious, new. How wonderful . . . A person can get more out of an hour of this work than they can in three years of weekly psychotherapy . . .”
“"The 'Creativity as an Act of Love' course with Nikos shares similar challenges, joy, intimacy and honesty to the Haumea Ecoliteracy course. It also helped me reframe my own philosophy, not only in facing the Ecologic and biodiversity challenges ahead but with deeper explorations into compassion, dangerous philosophies and a range of practical tools. Nikos' depth of knowledge, patience and humour has created another valuable path for exploration. Its a path that offers a lifetime of discovery yet with immediate and measurable benefits.' Tom Duffy, sculptor, musician and educator - Ireland”
““As an artist I initially began working with Nikos over six months ago to deepen my practice into a greater ecology of mind. I continue to be amazed at his extensive knowledge, and his ability to gently guide me as I work on re-indigenizing myself. Working with Nikos is a joy and I am so happy to have found him to help me on my journey of growth and healing. Nikos is really good at what he does.” DH”
Nikos left academia to focus on helping professionals of all kinds learn to think the way nature works, by taking advantage of what he sees as the single greatest untapped cultural resource humanity has: The philosophical traditions of the world, and the storehouse of practical wisdom they contain for solving complex personal and global challenges. Nikos sees art as having a special relationship with philosophy. Both philosophy and art seek to see the world with fresh eyes and an awakened heart, and they seek to offer this insight and inspiration to the culture at large, for the benefit of all citizens and the broader community of life. To bring about a more just and thriving culture in the most direct and intelligent manner, we need to empower the arts by making philosophy as a way of life available to artists and to arts education. Nikos offers training to artists that transforms both their experience of life and their practice of creativity and art-making. Learn more about Nikos and his work at www.DangerousWisdom.org
dr nikos patedakis
US philosopher, mentor, artist and student of horses
How much time will this take?
The workload should feel pretty light, because the book is around 200 pages long including appendices, and the text is non-technical. So, roughly 50 pages per week of pretty easy-going text (the ideas themselves have a lot of depth, but a surface-level understanding will not prove difficult). No online modules.
What if I'm busy?
You will be notified each week by email to guide you on what will be the focus of each week's session
The course material is also available to access for TWO months after the course ends.
What do I need?
An Internet connection, and a computer with a camera and audio to join the online (Zoom) meetings and recordings. It is not advised to use a mobile phone to take this course.
Also, your presence and commitment. You will gain more if you participate more. The group meetings, where we can listen and hear how others interpret the learnings, are the special magic sauce for appreciating the value of Wisdom-based Learning
We tend to develop an ecology of mind among participants as we move through the weeks.
What technology platforms will we use?
Each weekly LIVE Group meeting will be done over Zoom. A weekly email will sent to keep you up to speed.
What if the course doesn't suit me?
Because we want you to be completely happy with your decision, we will let you test-drive and evaluate Haumea courses for 14 days. Enrol today.
If the course doesn’t suit you, let us know before the 14 days are up and we'll return 100% of your money back—no questions asked (although because this is a unique course, we'd really love feedback).
Is remote learning good value?
Our Haumea Ecoversity online tuition fees are much lower than what you would have to pay a traditional educational institute—if you could find such courses elsewhere. Our students have found this material to be both rare and valuable.
As with any good educational experience, you will get tremendous benefits from our expertise.
Education is not a matter of information exchange. From that more limited perspective, our courses contain a great deal of information that would require a lot of time and many headaches for you to gather alone. But, more than that, we offer experience—not only our experience of working with these ways of knowing, being, living, loving, and creating, but also our experience at fostering insight and inspiration.
You will find our courses an empowering investment in yourself and your work.
I live in a different timezone - advice to join the weekly LIVE group meetings
Check the time of the Live Group Meeting in your region– see worldtimebuddy.com.
Please check to make sure the Live Group Meeting time will work for you, before you book!