A grant is being written to explore a new RSM ‘Portal Project’. The idea is to create an on-demand, easily accessible campus resource; connecting student teams to the place we study/work; providing a greater understanding of the interdependencies and relationships of all humans with other species in nature through the past centuries. A living-systems approach is activated.


Learning modules

Actual locations on the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) campus will have active QR codes accessing questions, specific activities, personal reflection, and educational material in twelve proposed learning modules:

  1.  Ecological ontology - soil, water, air and seed
  2. Humans in web of all living species
  3. Cycles of life- stewardship and learning care for self and others
  4. Plant production, food and permaculture basics
  5. Key classroom model: heart-head-hands integration
  6. Management frameworks driving sustainable business
  7. Humanities: culture, art and society
  8. Sustainable Development Goals
  9. Inner Development Goals
  10. Living systems and models of regenerative practice
  11. Restoring depleted soil and biodiversity; ending exploitation
  12. Healthy pathways to bioregional and global commerce

Portals will transport teams on a journey of collaborative learning and connection to places that in typical times, RSM students frequently travel on the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) campus.


Team Submissions

Responses to questions asked and personal reflection is a requirement to complete each portal with at least one other team member. Sense-making is amplified by this important step. Each identified team will submit their written responses to the questions presented in each portal (QR code location that links to a specific learning module).

The timeline of passage between each portal is determined by every registered team. It can be up to one full academic year or less, depending on the commitment of each team. A suggested timeline is visiting one new portal every 2 weeks and drafting responses.

Completed portal submissions will be reviewed at the close of each academic year, recognition is made for the teams who submit full responses to complete each portal. Potential for recognition/prizes are being researched.

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