Council of Autonomous Scholarly Support, Doctor of Knowledge Architecture, 2001
Kathleen Forsythe is one of the first knowledge architects in the world and combines her knowledge in cybernetics and systems to generate practical strategies and projects that open new directions for the civil society. The systemic nature of her work is equally applicable at every level of the learning system from the curriculum to the organization and management of institutions. She Co-chaired, with Dr. Ashok Kohsla of New Delhi (current Head of the Club of Rome), the Intersectoral Dialogue at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, an experiment in developing a conversational forum among world environmental leaders. During the 1990s she worked on several environmental energy projects with connection to the State Council in China. She has over 40 years experience in the field of open and distance learning and has been a pioneering force in the development of several institutions in this province such as North Island College, the Knowledge Network and SelfDesign Learning Community. An artist, poet, and writer, Kathleen Forsythe has a lived commitment to imagination and innovation as the antidotes to war and conflict.
Kathleen has helped to create SelfDesign since its inception and is one of the founders of the SelfDesign Learning Community in British Columbia.
Kathleen is currently the principal of the SelfDesign Learning Community and the executive director of the SelfDesign Learning Foundation. She has also served as a founding faculty member at North Island College; founding Executive Director of British Columbia’s Knowledge Network; Director of Information and Learning Services at Greater Victoria School District; and Director, New Learning Research Centre for Learning and Technology.
- Open University, (U.K.) B.A. 2000
- The University of Victoria, Diploma of Education, 1976
- Open University (U.K.) B.A. 1974