Certificate in Experiential Education and Practices
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11th Certificate course in Experiential Education and Practice - 8-9-10 January 2016 at Hyderabad
Many of us are practitioners first. We begin with wanting to relate with our audience (children, youth, adults) in new and exciting ways that are not part of our own personal experience. Somewhere within us we believe that environments of play, joy, camaraderie, support, meaningfulness are all conducive to better experiences.
The Certificate program is designed to give participants a quick insight into the methodology of Experiential Education. What are the various elements? What thinking evolved this branch into what it is today? What concerns did people have about education so that such a methodology had to evolve? Who were some of the thinkers?
The foundations help to offer more meaningful experiences to our audiences – children, youth and adult. We will learn to be more playful, be better at asking questions for reflection to happen, and the connections we build will help transfer the new learning to other experiences.
This CEEP course has been designed keeping in mind the many educators who want to make moments with their learner groups more exciting, more empowering. It intends to expose the audience to a wide perspective in
• How Experiential Education works and why it is an effective means of learning.
• How experiences can be designed and used to offer the challenge that is so important to learning.
• How to make experiences meaningful.
• How to create the conditions so that learners feel safe and free to explore themselves, peers, society and their surroundings.
• How to process experiences for more meaningful application into their own lives and the lives of their audiences.
During the course, you will encounter a variety of hands-on activities, in-depth readings, personal reflections, group discussions, and opportunities to have your own adventurous experiences.
At the end of the course you will:
• Understand how groups develop and what you could do when, in order to make experiences more meaningful.
• Know more about what drives learning, the elements that support it, and what you could do to make experiences more joyful, and managing emotions – the gateway to learning.
• Be more conversant with what attitudes and approaches you could have to be more effective. We will also talk about facilitating oneself in different situations.
• Carry a bagful of activities (using props or no-props) to energise groups, build trust, solve problems, make decisions, and manage conflict.
• Design programs based on outcomes.
Methodology: Didactic (Lecture, Presentations) – 50%, Activity – 30%, Dialogue & Co-creation – 20%.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm daily
Facilitator: Vishwas Parchure
With 12 years corporate experience plus 25 years in the field of education, Vishwas brings to his facilitation the diversity encountered in Sales & Marketing, Teaching, Peace building in communities, and Adventure.
He was a practitioner in the field of Experiential and Outdoor education before the country was aware that such a vocation existed.
His travels with Play for Peace and desire to build peaceful communities has taken him to Canada, USA, N. Ireland, South Africa, and the Middle East to work with organisations involved in building peaceful communities.
He has the ability to manage large groups, creating for them powerful experiences short and long, so that the meaning emerges as a result of their own initiative and engagement.
He currently teaches a course in Experiential Education & Practice with the Kaveri group of Institutes, Pune.
Areas of Expertise – Facilitation
• Leadership & Team Development.
• Building Peaceful Communities – in organisations and Society.
• Experiential approaches in Education
• School Leadership
• Designing Experiences for Groups
• Engineering Industry – Sales
• Computer Industry – Sales & Marketing
• Education & Training – Facilitating Groups
• Manager Sales
• Director – Global Operations
• Manager – Learning Resource Centre
• Dean – Experiential Edn: Kaveri Group.
• B.Sc in Geology
• MBA, Marketing, University of Bangalore
• Certificate in Film Appreciation from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune.
• Certificate in Mountain Leadership (UK)
• Wilderness First responder (First Aid), NOLS
• Certificate in Non-Violent Communication.
• Cert. in Advanced Adventure Facilitation (USA).
Experience - Experiential Education and Facilitation:
• Trained at Brathay and Outward Bound, in technical skills and Facilitation techniques
• Trained at Project Adventure Inc., USA in the fine art of Facilitating Experiential Learning Programs.
• Established Challenge Opportunities in Bangalore as a Consultancy in Experiential Education and Adventure Programming to Corporations, Educational institutions and NGOs working with children.
• Director - Global Field Operations for “Play for Peace”.
• Co-facilitated Outdoor Management Programs for Corporations in the US and UK.
• Consultant for India as part of a group of Global facilitators (Virtual TEAMWORKS) working with MNCs all over the world.
• Have conducted workshops at the International and regional conferences of the Association for Experiential Education, USA. Topics included “Using Indian classical music to build teams”, “Peace building in communities”, “Role of the teacher in the Upanishads and Experiential education”.
• Started a 1-Year Diploma in Experiential Education and Practice in July 2011 and currently running the 5th year. the course is designed for Teachers and Outdoor Educators, with the support of The Kaveri Group of Institutes, Pune. The course offers 150 hrs contact time between July and March. Last year it included 4 days in the wilderness, introducing them to aspects of Adventure and Outdoor education.
Contact for Course Content & Queries
Vishwas Paruchure - 9096000121
Contact for booking and logistics help
Diyanat Ali - 9603473470 | email@example.com