I would like to know your opinion about the permaculture teacher courses popping up everywhere.
As far as I know, there is no requirement to sit at a permaculture teacher course to teach a PDC course.
I am a business analyst. Producing documentation for the target audience is my job.
I write a blog and constantly prepare slide shows and documentation on subjects like permaculture, cheese making, natural farming, beekeeping, aquaponics etc., I give talks at our Canberra Environment Centre but not certifying anybody yet. I am definitely wanting to do that in the future.
I think there is a limit of 2 years (if I am not mistaken) after your PDC to be able to teach.
I am checking the syllabus of these permaculture teacher courses and they don't seem to be useful to me.
I can possibly get more benefit from a "pedagogy" training but permaculture relies on hands-on practical teaching not theoretical knowledge transfer in-front of a black board.
I mean black board will be there of course but critics I am reading shows that students are asking more practical experience from a PDC course rather than sitting on benches for hours.
So dear forum members, be gentle and express your opinion on the subject.
Anyone can teach permaculture. It requires a PDC to teach a PDC. PDC Teacher layer was added later and is rarely seen IMHO.
What is also rare is professional educators teaching permaculture THOUGH I have a few dozen I'm working with in my advanced permaculture course right now and I'm working on the Permaculture Education Standards too, so much more to come!!
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