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REC Transdisciplinary Research Course


3 credit course

12 weeks - 8 hours/week online

30 hour practicum camp 

4 units:

  • Nature, Community Behaviour & Connectedness Research

  • Systemic Cultural Alternatives

  • Introduction to Regenerative Development

  • Foundations of Doughnut Economics

REC Facilitator Training


3 credit course

12 weeks - 8 hours/week online

30 hour practicum camp

4 units:

  • Nature, Community, Behaviour & Connectedness Facilitation

  • Cultural Microsystems Education

  • Regenerative Development Education

  • Reconciliation through Indigenous Education

REC Global Intern Leadership


18 credit program

12 week - 16 hours/ week online

6 week residential full time

6 weeks practicum camp

6 courses

  • REC Transdisciplinary Research

  • REC Facilitator Training

  • REC Distance Education Teaching

  • Spanish or English as an additional language C1

  • Ecocentric and Prosocial Awareness & Tracking

  • REC Education Community Leadership

Nature, Community,
Behaviour, & Connectedness


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Nature & Culture Connection

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Systemic Cultural Alternatives


Buen Vivir

Hand in Hand Education

Map in Grass

The Sufficiency Economy & freedom from Status Games

The Universal Citizen

The Barefoot College

Introduction to Regenerative Development – Global Survey

We have advanced well into the Anthropocene, an era where humans are causing our planet to change. After having been predicted by scientists decades ago, these changes are now becoming clearly visible all around our planet, affecting millions of people. Nature has been harmed to a point where sustainability is not achievable anymore. We are already crossing several tipping points which could exponentially accelerate changes that will not allow for humans to live on this planet. The latest IPCC report leads to a common understanding that we are in ‘Code Red’; recent reports on biodiversity loss, soils, pandemics and many others are all coinciding with a path of planetary collapse.

In this course, we will review what the major changes are and understand what is causing them. We will start by understanding how reductionist knowledge management has made it difficult to understand complexity. We will look at different approaches to define regeneration and their practical applications.

Special attention will be given to the conceptual framework of regeneration developed by me over the last decade. This will require us to immerse ourselves in the integration of transdisciplinary approaches and develop a new understanding that allows us to move forward to regeneration, and will look through different methods, tools and principles that can be used to revert the damage done and support a flourishing future. Students will be presented with different networks that will allow them to actively engage in regeneration efforts around the globe.
Nature has proven to be extremely resilient, with the ability to regenerate itself if allowed to. We know that if we act fast and at a global scale, we still can solve the major challenges and co-create a flourishing future, for all life forms, including ours. We will have a close-up look at what different initiatives around the globe are demonstrating how regeneration can be achieved.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Clearly identify and understand the main challenges humanity is facing and the underlying causes.
Apply holistic approaches to understand system complexity and identify solutions.
Use the general overview to continue your learning journey to actively participate in the co-creation of solutions by integrating your previous professional experience in regenerative action.
Be aware of different networks which are regenerating around the planet that could provide future engagement opportunities.


 Eduard Muller, PhD is Founder and rector of the University for International Cooperation since 1994 working on permanent innovation in education, leading UCI to be a pioneer in online education in over 60 countries. He has overseen the launch of many innovative programs in many different fields. He has visited over 90 countries and carried out professional activities in more than 35 of them on all continents, having given more than 300 international conferences across five continents in recent years on global change and regenerative development.

He is currently globally recognized for his work in Regenerative Development leading the Regenerate Costa Rica initiative to convert the country into the first actively regenerative nation. He is a member of the Global Council for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and the Bounce Beyond project. He was a member of the Scientific Council for Climate Change of Costa Rica and country negotiator at the Convention of Biological Diversity. He is also the chairholder of the UNESCO Chair for Biosphere Reserves and Natural and Mixed World Heritage sites.

Foundations of Doughnut Economics


Course Description:

Have you heard about Doughnut Economics? In this course, Kate Raworth will take you through the fundamentals of Doughnut Economics and demonstrate how and why it is rapidly gaining traction as a viable alternative to our current economic systems. The Earth’s resources are not infinite, and living within social and planetary boundaries is of key concern to each of us. Economic theories that are built on infinite expansion must shift to a focus on thriving in balance.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you should be able to:

Explain the main concepts behind Doughnut Economics
Understand the ramifications of exceeding planetary boundaries on Earth systems
Deepen your understanding of practical implementation using case studies
Begin your own process of exploration to see if Doughnut Economics could be viable in your community or local area

Cultural Microsystems Education


The cultural microsystem model. This figure portrays culture as existing within different settings, distal or proximal in relation to the individual. It seeks to represent settings as cultural practices (cultural pathways) that relate to the individual in mutually defining processes, emphasizing the transactional nature of human development.

Human Behaviour &
Regenerative Development

This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.

For educators, this means responding to educational reforms that prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners. In addition, educators must support all learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people's worldviews and cultures as a basis for creating equitable and inclusive learning spaces. To support these goals, teachers, administrators, young people, school staff, and researchers will learn from Indigenous Elders, educational leaders, and culturally relevant learning resources as part of their experiences in this course.

For others who want to build their own competence and the capacity of those around them to engage with in relationships with Indigenous peoples based on intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect, this course will help get you get started in this process.

What you'll learn

  • Explore personal and professional histories and assumptions in relationship to Indigenous peoples histories and worldviews

  • Deepen understanding and knowledge of colonial histories and current realities of Indigenous people

  • Engage with Indigenous worldviews and perspectives that contextualize and support your understanding of the theories and practices of Indigenous education

  • Develop strategies that contribute to the enhancement of Indigenous-settler relations in schools, organizations, and communities

  • Explore Indigenous worldviews and learning approaches for their application to the classroom or community learning setting

  • Engage in personal and professional discussions in an online environment with others committed to understanding and advancing reconciliation

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education



systemic change alernatives

post normal reconciliation

transdisciplinary evolution


nature & culture connection

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