GMF Learning Ecology (Clusters)
Learning Ecology > Learning Journey (s) > Learning Encounters // Learning Destination (s)
Note: Though it will be avoided, dates for these stages may change
to accommodate challenges faced on the way during implementation of learning encounters.
A 'learning journey' exploring fundamental questions as a basis for learning-acting-and-being-in-the-world, for being with humans and nature. It involves a process of 'hacking', rebooting, and reclaiming Self. It promotes critical and uncomfortable conversations with the Self to nurture a demanding conscience. It is directed at initiating the process of self-transformation in the context of, and to initiate, social transformation.
Exploring compassion by deeply 'interrogating' the broken, exploitative, conflictual, wounded, and destructive Self-Other relationships in various socio-cultural-political-economic domains. Critically engaging conscience and shaping/sharing compassion narratives. Avoiding sentimentalisation, religionisation, politicisation, commercialisation, and bureaucratisation in the search for a compassionate orientation to Self-Other relationship. Recovering and nurturing private and public compassionate praxis. Nurturing 'being compassionate'. (Explore our Charter for Compassion.)
Project for Public Good
Individual and group projectisation on public compassion. Exploring spectacular and everyday forms of civic engagement/ disengagement beyond isolated issue based approaches. Going beyond issued-based action or politics. Networked action. A tapestry orientation. Proposing inclusive, inter-connected, dialogical Self-Other relationship that harmonises unity and difference. Creating weaved tapestries, rhisomatic movement cultures and ecology and eco-social totalities.
The GMF Award
Presentation/showcasing of GMF Projects. Initiating GMF Gandhi-Mandela-Freire regional and global communities of young organic and public intellectuals. Presenting the Gandhi-Mandela-Freire (GMF) award by a multi-institutional, multi-organisational educational platform/collective.