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Heart Connections and Traditional Wisdom

Heart Connections and Traditional Wisdom

Learn how CERES approaches learning through HEAD, HEART and HANDS, and how traditional wisdom and nature connection can engage learners of all ages.

Through a mix of theory, demonstrations, and hands-on and design activities, educators teachers and advocates of change will learn how to connect, inspire and engage learners and the community to bring about positive change.

About the Workshop

This session delves into how we at CERES approach learning programs and behaviour change, and explores our programs in traditional and Indigenous wisdom.

Topics covered on the day include:

Part A – Connecting, sharing knowledge and building skills

  • CERES School of Nature and Climate approach to learning
  • HEAD – Sharing knowledge
  • HEART – Connecting to the learner’s passion, drive, and values
  • HAND – Linking learning to impactful actions and skills
  • Our learning innovation strategy
  • Designing with intent and for impact
  • Strategic narratives and evaluating for success

Part B – Learning from traditional knowledge

  • How we teach Indigenous perspectives at CERES
  • Respecting and acknowledging Country
  • Getting permission and how to use Indigenous content
  • Nature connection and Indigenous values

Meet your trainer

Subik Baso is the Cultural Education Coordinator and Educator at CERES School of Nature and Climate. Subik graduated with a Bachelor of Agriculture where he learned about the application of Green Revolution methods on farming practices in Indonesia. Soon after graduation, Subik was asked to be involved in a composting project funded by the Canadian Government. It was a program that looked into a potential natural fertiliser in the farming industry, as well as the production and the trial of the product in several areas in Makassar, South Sulawesi. This involvement led Subik to a very different path from what he learned in university. Subik then worked for a research company Operation Wallacea (Opwall) based in the UK before moving to Australia. Living in Australia enhanced Subik’s passion for the environment by working in a native nursery, as well as helping several friends to re-vegetate a depleted property into a beautiful native garden. Working at CERES gives Subik a great chance to learn in the broader context of the environment and social justice whilst continuing his passion, which is gardening.

Workshop Specifics

What will I learn?

  • How to share knowledge, skills, and actions
  • How to connect to learner’s hearts and create change
  • How to respectfully use Indigenous wisdom in program development
  • How CERES approaches teaching Indigenous perspectives

What will I take away?

  • Access to online resources and program strategy ideas
  • How to connect to learner’s hearts and create change
  • Inspiration to teach others
  • Confidence in how to engage audiences

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

What should I wear?

  • Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors

Is this workshop appropriate for me?

Suits beginners interested in becoming agents of change through to those with advanced levels of understanding in education and environmental studies

Anything else I should know?

This workshop is part of the CERES Environmental Education Course. It is designed for participants to enrol in one-day workshops (professional learning days) or the full eight-week course. It allows us to cater for and share the content with people that are interested in specific topics.

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.


October 12 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

6 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Heart Connection & Traditional Wisdom Oct Full
$ 150.00
14 available
Heart Connection & Traditional Wisdom Oct Concession
$ 135.00
14 available
Heart Connection & Traditional Wisdom Oct CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 135.00
14 available

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