Graham "Gray" Bird
Member since 02 February 2000.
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" My early career was in Agricultural Science/Economics. In the late 60's and early 70's I experienced transformative learning arising from "systems theory" and human relations training. I was stunned by how my previous learning, and the learning cultures I had experienced, had obscured vital areas of learning, such as relationship skills. I entered a period of inspiration - although this was corrupted by arrogance!"
"From late 1969 to 1996 I worked at Hawkesbury Agricultural College, now a Campus of the University of Western Sydney. Through establishing "Social Ecology" there, we were seeking an approach to education which "brought the world back together", an antidote to reductionism.
"In Culture Lab I was delighted by the same commitment to multiple perspectives and holism and to making this the bedrock of living together, and emerging theatrical practice."
"This period has also been a time of learning from two other connected streams:a growing understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning, much provoked by contact with Julie Foster -Smith; and
how to live creatively with Parkinson's dis-ease."
My personal projects are:
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