International, Online

24 – 24 February, 2022

New Sciences, Spirituality, and Holistic Education – with Sam Crowell

This Masterclass will be a non-technical overview of the intersection of these insights and perspectives and what they mean concretely when applied to education. The times we live in call for real change in the ways we educate. These times challenge the very purpose of education but there is little guidance for educators in how to move toward a new vision within the context of conventional classrooms. The ideas presented here are applicable to any grade level, subject area, or institutional setting. They have produced award-winning teachers and schools who are attuned to students as whole beings with purpose and agency to transform the world.

This masterclass will blend intellectual and experiential processes intended to inspire the mind and heart rather than merely provide content. Each person is considered a resource where interactive learning and personal consolidation are valued and encouraged.

Sam Crowell

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Dr. Sam Crowell has spent the bulk of his academic career interpreting the new sciences of wholeness and interconnectedness for their application in classrooms, schools and curriculum. This has included quantum mechanics, chaos and complexity science, holography, open systems, emergence, and neuroscience. These understandings have culminated in award-winning teaching strategies, a masters program in holistic and integrative education, a model program in transformative learning, and teaching for social justice, peace and sustainability through the Earth Charter. In addition, Sam is on the advisory council for the Collaborative in Spirituality and Education developed at Columbia University. He is also a senior researcher and advisor for Earth Charter International and adjunct faculty of Antioch University, St. Michael’s College, and the Institute for Educational Studies. Sam is Professor Emeritus at California State University and the author of Emergent Teaching and The Re-Enchantment of Learning. He also honors his personal ancestry as Aniyunwiya.