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Joel McKerrow

Joel McKerrow comes to you with over a decade experience in both the education and creative arts sectors. Throughout the world he has taught about creativity and the creative process to over 30,000 people. His teaching focuses on the intersection of creativity and self-understanding as well as spirituality, worldview and identity formation. Joel doesn't just teach though, he is constantly pushing his own creativity further. As a performance poet he has toured extensively across Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand with some of the giants of the performance poetry genre. He has numerous literary publications as well as spoken word albums and is Co-host of the successful podcast The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality.  Formally Joel has a bachelor Arts (Psych), a Bachelor of Theology, a  Master of Arts (Vocational Practice) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

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About this course

The course is made up of 20 LESSONS.

FIVE days a weekforFOUR weeks with breaks for weekends. 

It runs from the 1st June.

Students will then have SIX monthsaccess to the course material.

Each week-day you will receive:

  1. A 15-20min video lessonfrom either Joel McKerrow or Sabrina Lloyd: These are the main teaching components of the course where your instructors will teach you directly from their wealth of knowledge and experience as writers and performers.

  2. Creative Homework: This will be your chance to take each days teaching and make it a reality through different writing and creative assignments that your instructors will be assigning you each weekday. This is where the rubber hits the road.

  3. A Reflective Worksheet: These daily worksheets are downloadable fill-in forms to help you better reflect, plan your stories and organise your creative work. These are for completing in your own time.

As with any course, if you do the activities and the worksheets you will maximise your experience, but of course your level of engagement is up to you. The expected daily time to take the course is about 30 minutes (note: this is not taking into account the worksheets and your level of engagement with the Learning Community). If unforeseen circumstances means you cant keep up with the daily rhythm of the course you can still have access to all the content for 6 months once the course has finished.

The course is set up as a Learning Community. It is made up first and foremost of the people who gather together to do this narrative work. You do not do this journey alone. There will be a space within the learning environment where you will be able to connect with others, share your creativity, provide feedback and support each other through this course.

There is a forum within the online platform for each days unit which is where you will be able to upload your daily assignment and engage with each others work. It will also be a space for you to discuss more with each other what is coming up for you through the daily lessons.

When you sign up you will be given access to the learning platform.

But the lessons will not begin until 1st June 2019.

They will go live on the platform each day thereafter.