MAY 18TH - JUNE 1ST, 2021
ONLINE COURSE WITH DR. ANGEL ACOSTA
ON THE EMERGENCE OF A RESTORATIVE PARADIGM
TUESDAY NIGHTS 6PM EST
Friday, 5/14 at 5pm Eastern Time
Drawing on extensive doctoral research and professional practice, this course invites participants into an exploration of how practitioners and scholars have deliberately integrated the notion of healing into K-12 curricula and professional education. The evolution of restorative justice, social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and trauma-informed teaching reveals a kind of momentum that situates the emergence of the restorative and healing-centered paradigm in educational discourse, practice and research.
With the many challenges and crises unfolding before us--ecological disequilibrium, political polarization, socio-economic inequality and health disparities--people who are interested in educating others are challenged with how to take care of themselves, those who they teach and the communities within which they work. Also, the COVID-19 global pandemic has exacerbated the preexisting conditions that communities, especially those who are most vulnerable, have to contend with.
This course will provide a foundation for thinking, researching and integrating healing-centered education into one’s professional teaching philosophy and practice. It will be a space to meet others and build a robust community of people who want to build a world where we can all thrive and flourish. Below are some of the questions that will be explored:
How do we define healing, especially in relation to educational processes as opposed to medical ones?
What do we learn about healing-centered education from Indigenous scholarship and cultures?
Where is there evidence of healing-centered pedagogies within higher education?
Where is there evidence of healing-centered pedagogies within K-12 school curricula?
How do healing-centered approaches to community organizing and social justice contribute to this emerging paradigm?
How have healing-centered approaches been integrated into adult education & professional development, especially in regards to work on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion?
What does it mean to enact a healing-centered approach in your educational practice?
What does it mean to take a healing-centered approach to formal scholarship and qualitative research?
- How do the disruptions in the field of design connect to and inform the evolution of this paradigm within education?
Develop an understanding of the healing-centered and restorative turn in education
Network with newcomers and expert practitioners who are integrating similar approaches in their consulting and instructional practices
Contribute to the growing number of scholarship and experiences that canonize and move this paradigm forward
What to expect
Community building activities
Facilitated restorative circles
Contemplative & embodiment practices
A reasonable reading load of thought-provoking material
- Surprise visits from thinkers in the field
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? ALL ARE WELCOME
Educators, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultants, Therapists, Psychologists, Researchers, Teachers, Parents, Artists, Somatic Practitioners, Activists, Aspiring Activists & Anyone interested in building community and exploring the healing-centered paradigm.
Dates & Times
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
6:30PM-9:00PM (Eastern Time)
Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
6:30PM-9:00PM (Eastern Time)
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
6:30PM-9:00PM (Eastern Time)Register
For the last decade, Dr. Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. This course is based on his doctoral research at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Price & Registration
We want to make this course accessible. We offer four tiers based on your relative financial needs & standing.
As you decide what amount to pay, we ask that you consider your access to income and financial wealth--both current and anticipated. If you feel challenged by the financial requirements of participation, please fill out the scholarship form in the F.A.Q. section.