We Spent a Week in New York State with the Hawthorne Valley Association

Crossfields Institute spent a week in upstate New York working with the innovative Hawthorne Valley Association. Watch their inspiring short video here: https://hawthornevalley.org.

In the video you will meet Steffen Schneider, farmer and innovator – also a student on the Masters in Philosophy and Social Innovation, researching agroecology pathway. Our team is working with the Waldorf School located in this exciting and hardworking community:

Next time you see a learning styles questionnaire, burn it?

Next time you see a learning styles questionnaire, burn it – began a typically forthright article in The Guardian back in July 2006 by Professor Frank Coffield. He had published results of a large research project into the use of learning styles questionnaires two years previously, but the UK Department of Education was firmly wedded to the use of learning styles, and his results were not publicised by the Learning and Skills Development Agency which had commissioned the research. Nearly 11 years later The Guardian has published a plea from scientists, educationalists and psychologists to “ditch the neuromyth” of learning styles.

At Crossfields Institute we are developing a qualification for 16 and 18 year olds focusing on developing a range of creative thinking skills. The focus of this is on building capacity and developing skills, whatever the style and preferences of the students.

New Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy qualification launched

Crossfields Institute and LEAP Equine are delighted to announce the launch of the first Ofqual regulated qualification in equine facilitated psychotherapy.

Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: the LEAP
is now open for registrations.

To find out more, please read our press release.

You may also be interested to learn about qualification development.

Leadership, Ethics and Working with Unknowing: Conference programme

The programme for our conference Leadership, Ethics and Working with Unknowing is now now available, and you can view it here.

The conference will take place on the 10th and 11th of March at the UWE campus in Bristol and it is for anyone interested in new and emerging approaches to leadership in a radically changing world.

If you would like to attend, you can reserve a place by visiting the link above.