Blended learning for the social-ecological transition combines experiential place-based learning through immersion in community-led initiatives with online opportunities for exchange and peer learning in geographically distributed Communities of Practice. Blended approaches extend the reach, facilitate access, improve motivation, enhance flexibility, and synergise otherwise disconnected opportunities for learning and action. They combine “high tech” and “high touch”, i.e. digital access to the most suitable resource persons, the best knowledge and the most advanced practices available at the transnational level, and the conviviality of personal encounters and joint face-to-face work in unique local community settings or regional multi-stakeholder networks.
For more information, feel free to come in touch with the coordinator of BLAST: markus.molz (at) ecolise.eu
The purpose of the BLAST partnership is to enable educators, trainers, facilitators, mentors, researchers etc. in delivering transformative learning opportunities to citizens, communities and professionals that engage as change-makers and game-changers in the social-ecological transition. The aim is to help them contribute more joyfully and continuously to just sustainability transitions while generating broader and more lasting impact in response to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, and broader humanistic agendas of systemic change and desirable futures.
The BLAST partnership pursues the following objectives:
The following 10 partners located in 7 different countries constitute the core of the BLAST partnership:
The partnership is open to further partners.
Through participatory processes across several iterations, the BLAST partnership develops the following outputs:
Preliminary and final versions of those outputs will be made accessible through the evolving BLAST wiki pages.
The dates and times are only preliminary and might be changed.
The BLAST partnership is unfolding the following activities as learning opportunities for educators, researchers, policy-makers and other interested professionals:
* Croatia, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Spain, UK
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