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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Development of Consciousness

Formerly Retreat II: Development of Consciousness

25 hours (variable – multi-day).

Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
January 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop a comprehensive picture of the development of human consciousness; awaken to one’s own standing in the stream of history; recognize how the history of the development of human consciousness is reflected in the development of the individual.  


This course explores historical shifts and changes in consciousness through experiential engagement and examination of stories, art, music, architecture, and other forms of cultural expression from various historical periods. This allows participants to appreciate the coexistence of a multiplicity of different forms of consciousness in the present, as well as an imaginative outlook onto the possibilities of future development.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development, Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Consciousness Study, History of Art, Cultural History, Western Spirituality, and any discipline which could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).