We've all had those lightbulb moments. For us, it came when we met to reflect on the first ten years of Lifeworlds and imagine what the next ten might look like.
We shared the importance of relationships in all that we do. Whether running a pupil workshop on Fairtrade, a twilight on the Sustainable Development Goals, or embarking on a values journey with a national organisation, relationships were key!
This went beyond the relationships with those we were learning with. The learning itself was about relationships:
- relationships with other people (at scales from the local to the global);
- relationships with our natural environments;
- relationships with ourselves through the values, and dispositions that we prioritise in life;
- relationships with our cultural, economic and political structures.
As we explored this more intentionally we developed more imaginative responses to some of our challenges, and newness began to emerge, signposting ideas for our future.
All of this has only been possible because of the authentic and meaningful relationships we have enjoyed with collaborators, partners and participants over many years. We want to attend to this more purposefully; to make more of the creative energy it releases; to hold that sense of belonging and common cause that means so much to all those involved.
The CoRE (Community of Relational Educators) is our response. The CoRE is a new social space, hosted by Lifeworlds, but co-created by anyone who wishes to be involved. The CoRE is open to all with an interest in learning, education and how this relates to social change. The CoRE is as much yours as it is ours and is hosted on a private network space where you have full control over how you wish to engage.
If you'd like to be part of this emerging story, or simply connect with some of the amazing people and organisations we have met along the way, then ask us for an invite and you'll be just a few clicks away from joining us.