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Southern Oregon University


Hosted by the School of Education at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon (USA)

Nourishing the Soul of Education

Friday, September 19 - 21, 2014, with Core Reflection Workshops Available

Register Here

(Note the Saturday-only option. Note the undergraduate or graduate credit options.)

Printable (PDF) versions of the conference overview, daily sessions, and presenter biographies are now available; click on the corresponding side menu tab to find.

Last site update: 9-16-14 

Holistic education is concerned with connections in human experience - connections between mind and body, between linear thinking and intuitive ways of knowing, between individual and community, and between the personal self and the transpersonal self. ~Jack Miller

  • Keynote and breakout sessions, demonstrations, plenary strands, and interactive events;
  • Inclusive gathering of educators from many realms of holistic practice, pre-K through post-secondary;
  • Diverse and inspiring range of approaches that engage emotional, social, intellectual, physical, creative, artistic, and spiritual potential;
  • Sessions scheduled to run all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 1pm;
  • Core reflection workshops offered as pre- and post-conference options.

Please refer back to this website regularly.  You will find continuously updated information, including program details.

  How can holistic teaching and learning be a catalyst for positive change in education?

This conference addresses a critical need for holistic educators to support one another in envisioning a more humane, loving form of teaching and learning than is currently being promoted in narrow, high-stakes policies. We are drawing on the wisdom and leadership of inspiring educators and featuring a variety of holistic schools and programs.

You are warmly invited to attend and participate in:

  • Extraordinary educational perspectives presented by a spectrum of holistic presenters, domestic and international;
  • On-site visitations to local classrooms and schools following holistic principles;
  • Experiential learning through examples of holistic and contemplative teaching practices;
  • Interactive formats to maximize collegial connections, collaboration, and professional inquiry;
  • Possibilities to engage in curriculum, program, and policy development;
  • Opportunities to deepen awareness of our own human potential as teachers and learners.

 Conference conveners: Dr. William Greene and Dr. Younghee Kim