Jonathan Dawson
Educational Innovation Advisor

Jonathan Dawson is a sustainability educator who until recently led Schumacher College’s innovative Regenerative Economics postgraduate programme that he co-created and led for over a decade. He was the original principal author of the Gaia Education sustainable economy curriculum that has been endorsed by UNITAR and adopted by UNESCO as a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. He has taught this curriculum at universities, ecovillages and community centres in various countries across Africa, Europe and Latin America. Jonathan spent over a decade resident in the Findhorn ecovillage in Scotland, during while time he served as President of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and coordinator of GEN-Europe. He has ten years of experience as a consultant, researcher, author and project manager in the Global South in the fields of small enterprise development and organisational development, specialising in the creation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems. Jonathan is a fellow of the Findhorn Foundation and of Schumacher College, a member of the advisory board of Gaia Education and a member of the scientific advisory committee of Le Campus de la Transition located near Paris. Currently, Jonathan’s primary research interest is into The transformative power of holistic pedagogy, what at Schumacher College is referred to as a pedagogy of head, heart and hands. He is pursuing this area of research through both academic research and publishing and as a practitioner in diverse learning spaces.