With new understandings of learning and intelligence, the way we approach education and decision making processes is evolving. The realization that creativity and dynamic facilitation is more successful in supporting learners to cultivate an applied understanding implies a whole system redesign for education and governance. Robin Clayfield has dedicated her life to teaching and facilitating groups while pioneering applications for holistic and multi-sensory learning and interactive educational methods. She teaches courses, facilitates groups, offers books and cds, and has a variety of educational card games, resources and learning kits.
At this tumultuous turning point in history, the future remains unwritten and overflowing with possibility. Permaculture is a pathway towards a holistic and healing future in which life on the planet is returned to balance. Robin Clayfield, one of the Grandmothers of Permaculture, has been surfing the edge of permaculture’s potential and helping forge a design pathway into an amazing future for our World and its people.
She offers a variety of tools, games, books and courses for evolving the art and skill of creative facilitation.
DaDarrr! Introducing to the world ELFy the Magician – mascot, champion and colourful jigsaw puzzle symbol for Robin’s ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ methodology.
The magician represents all the elements which together create healthy, happy and successful groups, teams and learning environments. Robin expresses much gratitude to her amazing partner Rob Clark for creating this stunning artwork and for backing her, her passion and her purpose in the world so beautifully. Robin also acknowledges Monica Monero from Spain for her original design of the magician several years ago and for creating the animation on the YouTube clip that presents the methodology.
The clip has had just on 7000 views and has carried out into the world the concept that ‘Magic Happens in Dynamic Groups and Learning Happens Easily’.
Now the magician takes a new, more 3 dimensional form and the methodology becomes more fleshed out and documented in the manuscript for Robin’s next book, due for release in mid 2016.
Robin’s trip to UK and Spain is a 2 page feature in the current Sunshine Coast monthly newspaper, The Hinterland Times.
Written by local author Dale Jacobson, the article tells a little of Robin’s life journey with Permaculture while sharing details of her exciting trip to England for the International Permaculture Conference, courses and workshops with side trips to Wales and Mallorca in Spain for smaller presentations.
Robin’s leading edge 6 day training at Crystal Waters in SE Q’ld has become an annual event while she does her best to retreat to write her next series of books about the ‘Dynamic Groups’ Methodology.
This next course will be the last she personally organises till late 2016 though she has been invited to Melbourne for a ‘Dynamic Groups’ course in February and WA in September for one preceding the Australasian Permaculture Convergence. It takes a lot of time and energy to organise and host a course so Robin’s said she’ll only present the if she’s invited and the host does the organisation and promotion. This year’s November course will see Erin Young join Robin as her assistant. Erin has done Robin’s Dynamic Groups Course previously and supports her work in many ways as well as collaborating on group decision making processes and particularly with Sociocracy.
The course is fully residential, features delicious, often organic and locally sourced food and is offered for a ‘Sliding Scale’ price range so people pay what they can afford depending on their income.
It is also available via a payment plan option if needed.