UnaVersity offers a unique environment for transformative learning, project-based learning and research activities. We coordinate learning- and research journeys, hiking Dialogs, workshops, vision labs, UnaVillage prototypes and support individual learning activities, personal growth and the co-creation of Eco-Social Enterprises.
The center of our activities are the UnaVillage Prototypes. This is an integrated approach, where Project Based and Transformative Learning and individual Learning Journeys come together. The concept is emerging out of a decade of Learning- and Research Journeys. The prototypes aim to experiment sustainable living in a real life situation, where people build up their villages and work, learn and live together. Transformative Learning and a vivid exchange within the UnaVillage network should be an integrated part of the prototypes.
The UnaVillage Prototype offers motivated people an unique opportunity to learn, work and live together for a period of time. The start can be a minimum of 2 weeks stay which then can be extended at a chosen location. In addition to learning about sustainable lifestyles we will implement, work with and further co-develop concepts such as UnaVersity, Sociocracy, New Work-New Culture, Economy of Common Goods and Social Entrepreneurship among others.
The first prototype started in Germany 2019. During your stay you spent 50% of your time supporting the basic needs of the UnaVillage prototype community. During the other 50% you try to find out what you really, really like to do for you and for the society and you implement prototypes for that. Each week we have feedback circles and document in a suitable way our Learning and findings for example with publications, videos, plays, poetry and drawings
Individuals or teams decide on creating a project. This can be offering an event or service, building an oven, a house or creating a product. This project will be looked at from all aspects such as ecological, economical, functional, sustainable and implemented as sustainable as possible.
Learning journeys for individuals and teams help to answer the question "What do I really, really like to do with my life?". UnaVersity participants co-design their inner and outer learning journeys, identify some learning partners, mentors and expert to support them and start with suitable activities. As part of the learning journeys, people can participate in inspiring projects and programs and also participate intensive interaction with like minded people within the Transformative Learning process in an UnaVillage region. Finding orientation that way, participants can design and prototype Eco-Social Entrepreneurships or join existing ones. Basically we work with our 4-M philosophy:
Since many years we implemented hiking dialogs. The duration lasts from one day to several months. The idea is to concentrate on one topic and have an exchange of dialogs, meditations, ideas, concepts and thoughts. Hikes were conducted on four continents.
We conducted and participated in several ERASMUS K-1 and K-2 actions. There are current activities, you can join. We are also looking for partners from Programm countries and neighboring countries.
We are looking for motivated people to support the co-development of the UnaVision network and UnaVersity activities. As a trainee you are active in different circles such as gardening, alternative building, social entrepreneurship and administrative work. You develop your own program and set your own learning objectives.
We will be co-developing and applying an individual and team centered transformative learning concept. The concept concentrates on Project- and Problem Based Learning, Learning and Research Journeys, System Dynamics, Systematic Innovation and Pattern Language. The learning themes are about personal, team and community development, healthy living and New Work and Economic Models. We will apply this learning process to the different learning, working and living environments within the unaVillages und unaVision global communities. It also corresponds to our intention to create lifelong learning and the key competences for that. We like to foster with this special learning approach an important and lasting change with the unaVillage inhabitants, participants and learning communities relating to all fields of life but especially finding passion and fields of work, which the people really, really like to do and by the same time sustaining their livelihood. This may and should lead to a lasting, positive transformation of his or her patterns of life. Learners start practically (Project Based Learning) by planning and doing tasks, by co-creating new products and services and by solving problems, determining the cause and effect relationships and identifying patterns and principles behind their insights. By working and communicating within a team, learners may receive critique of assumptions and can reflect in constructive dialogs their learnings, feelings, needs and desires and may reach, with help of the feedbacks and reflections, a higher level of understanding. This understanding and interest may lead the learner to start transformative researches. He or she will deepen his or her thoughts by asking critical questions, using systematic innovation and opening his or her mind for new solutions. We like to create a practical concept for this learning process, test it during the prototyping periods and prepare multipliers for the implementation and spread of these approaches within the unaVision network and beyond.
To gain a deeper insight into the T-Learning process, a participation of several weeks makes sense. Please talk with us in case you have only less time. Arrival should be planned for Sunday afternoon.
Underneath you find the contribution for participants. These include 7% VAT, sleeping in tents or rooms with several beds and three vegetarian meals. Higher contributions are welcome. In case you need a reduced contribution rate, please sent us a suggestions for your contribution and we will discuss it in our coordination circle.
When registering, please pick your planned weeks of participation and your selection of contribution or write an Email when you need financial support.
Your receive an invoice for your selection. As soon as your payment is received your registration is confirmed. Following rules apply
|Period of stay||Contribution|
|1 day/night||20,00 €|
|2 days/nights||40,00 €|
|1 week||150,00 €|
|2 weeks||300,00 €|
|3 weeks||450,00 €|
|4 weeks||600,00 €|
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