131-0006-00L  Module 6: Mind and Movement

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersT. Luthe, M. Stauffacher, to be announced
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


131-0006-00 GModule 6: Mind and Movement18s hrsT. Luthe, M. Stauffacher, to be announced

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AbstractThis learning module on mind and movement focuses on facilitating cultural changes by guiding participants through their own unlearning journeys. The module emphasizes the importance of enduring challenging processes to design for regeneration, build personal resilience, and lead collective co-creation.
ObjectiveThe learning objectives revolve around actively cultivating a profound relationship with one's surroundings through movement, fostering a deep connection to place. The module strongly emphasizes immersive experiences, encouraging participants to fully engage and be present, providing a richer understanding of self, others, and the more-than-human world.

Self-discovery takes center stage as participants are prompted to question and challenge their perceived physical and psychological boundaries. The module equips individuals with the tools to build resilience in their engagements with place, self, and others, navigating challenges with adaptability and strength.

Exploring the transformative power of movement, participants learn to mediate their relationships with self through action, understanding, and expressing emotions physically. The curriculum also guides individuals to develop ecologically attuned and reciprocal conversations, fostering a deeper connection with human and non-human entities in their environment.

Redefining adventure becomes a key theme, encouraging participants to move beyond conventional notions and embody their practices. Participants transform routine experiences into meaningful and adventurous engagements by integrating movement and mindfulness into daily activities.

Philosophically grounded in contemporary neuroscience, the module challenges traditional views that separated the mind and body. It underscores the interconnectedness of these elements, recognizing the profound significance of emotions and bodily experiences in the pursuit of self-realization and holistic growth. Through this multifaceted approach, participants are empowered to reframe their relationship with the world, themselves, and the more-than-human aspects of their environment.
ContentThis learning module on mind and movement stands out for its holistic approach to personal and collective development. By seamlessly integrating physical movement, mindfulness practices, and ecological awareness, participants are offered a multifaceted exploration of their experiences.

A notable strength lies in the practical application of concepts, focusing on immersive experiences such as cultivating relationships through movement and redefining adventure. This hands-on approach adds a tangible and applicable dimension to the learning journey.

The module emphasizes building resilience in engagements with place, self, and others, recognizing the importance of adaptability and strength in navigating challenges. Additionally, the ecological awareness component, encouraging participants to develop attuned and reciprocal conversations with human and non-human entities, aligns with a contemporary understanding of our interconnectedness with the environment.
Lecture notesSee Module 1.6 in MOOC#1 Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration: Link
LiteratureSee Module 1.6 in MOOC#1 Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeMOOC#1 Worldviews - From Sustainability to Regeneration is a pathway to CAS#1 Sustainability to Regeneration. To be accepted into the CAS, applicants must have completed the respective MOOC by the time the CAS starts. The content from the MOOC will be supplemented in the CAS by live virtual events with experts from all over the world. In addition, after the first virtual introductory introductory week, a real design excursion to the MonViso Design excursion to the MonViso Institute in Italy. This trip is obligatory.

The final delivery of the CAS should demonstrate the scientific base of our work in evidence-based writing with a foundation in the peer-reviewed literature and graphical, visual, systems-mapping, and spatial ways of designerly expressions. As the main deliverable, participants must submit a framed graphical Quest synthesis process map consisting of two main parts: a graphical synthesis map (pdf format) and a framing text bracket that motivates, introduces, explains, discusses, and concludes the synthesis map.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersT. Luthe, M. Stauffacher
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCAS ETH Reg. Syst.: Sustainability to Regeneration (131000)

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