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1.3 Weaving the dimensions together

Note that the dimensions are presented in a non-prioritised way, as they all feed into each other.
The YINT Handbook therefore can be used selectively according to the actual training situation.

There are several ways to do this. 

Introduce the 4D mandala
In each workshop and reflect back to it after various activities, noticing links

Develop educational materials  that use 4D framework
The Gaia Education SDG cards are an example in that they raise questions on how each SDG has social, economic, ecological and worldview/cultural implications and solutions. [1] 

Adapt handbook activities to frame the 4Ds
This can be  applied to many of the activities particularly in the reflection, synthesis and learning.  

Example in Worldview activity  - Interviewing Elders you could adapt the questions that frames into the four dimensions e.g. and create a visual piece that represents this using the 4D mandala.  

Such questions/reflections could include

Economic: How did your grandparents make a living? Did it change during their lives?

Worldview: Share a cultural tradition from your ancestors? 

Social:  How did you celebrate in your community growing up? 

Ecological:  What changed during your life in nature? (e.g. birds, animals trees, water quality etc)

Incorporate 4D framework into debrief, reflection & synthesis process. Cross-reference activities from different dimensions and use the cross cutting activities that relate to 4Ds. 



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