Inhabiting Natural Learning: Flyer

Professional Development Workshop for
Educators * Parents * Dancers * Musicians * Artists * Therapists * Ecologists
MARCH 11-12 2017
Directed by Becky Burrill, Ed.D
Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667
• 12+ PDP hours •

img_0005This experiential workshop explores the roots of learning from an evolutionary and developmental perspective. The goal is to give insight into the pervasive networks linking the creativity of natural leaning with embodied movement, emotion, non-verbal languaging, artistic intelligence, and human relationship with Nature. The purpose is to give tools to balance the impersonal and disembodying effects of hyper technological and bureaucratic culture, with the deeply human and therefore deeply ecological strata of intelligence that can inform our daily social and cultural lifeways.

To achieve these ends we will follow an experiential pathway embodying the movement/sound fundamentals of all human developmental process, beginning in utero, to early infant mother communication, to creative process, and the counterparts of that found in human evolutionary relationship in Nature. From there we explore the artistic process as fundamental to all learning processes. The workshop culminates in an opportunity to design a group movement piece in embodied exploration of these natural processes and of our human relationship with Nature. We consider implications for social and educational values, structures, and practices. ©10/2016

This workshop counts for 12+ PDP hours for Massachusetts PreK-12 Educators for which there will be specifics requirements. • No  Prerequisites • Link to Workshop Outline

emily 1Workshop Director: Becky Burrill, Ed.D. I am a dancer, visual artist, and movement-based educator certified to teach elementary in Massachusetts. I have published numerous articles concerning movement as primary in human development, learning, art making, and ecological consciousness. I promote learning in and through the arts as precursor to formal learning and formal educational process, i.e. Art with Literacy Integration™. Find articles and more here:


Date: March 11-12, 2017 • 9am – 4pm with lunch break
Fee for PDP participants: $180 • Early registration fee: $150 when registered by 3/1/17
Fee for Non-PDP participants: $100 • Early registration fee: $70 registered by 3/1/17
Location: Gestalt International Study Center • 1035 Cemetery Road, Wellfleet, MA  02667 Send registration to: Becky Burrill • 115C Sisson Rd #20 • Harwich Port, MA 02640
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Arts and Learning thru Movement
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Harwich Port, MA 02646


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