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ESD LT- Management & Food for Thought

The first topic on the agenda on  Wednesday morning was the exchange on the application of St. Gallen’s Management model. The group discussed the model and how they felt about the application on their organizations. In the gallery discussed in yesterdays blog, each participant as the source of information for each poster explained the different […]
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ESD LT- Leadership Theories, Styles & Models

Day two of the week in leadership training started off with Ilka Stein talking of how today’s training will be like trying to cross a bridge and about bridging the gaps (she was inspired by her bicycle journey to Stratum Lounge) but it was also stated that the focus of the session would be on […]
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ESD LT- Creating Future Leaders

The topic of this week’s leadership training on Education for Sustainable Development places more emphasis on leadership which is an important aspect for the group to deal with as they are to become leaders in the ESD field. The Facilitators for this week are brand new to the training as the group welcomed Michael Zillich […]
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ESD LT- Networking and Making Music

The final day of week 7 was a shorter day than usual for the participants, many of whom had planned a trip to Prague for the weekend. Despite the shortness of the session, the time was used efficiently and effectively in order for the groups to finish of the weeks lessons.

ESD LT- Learning Places and Learning materials

In continuation with the previous lessons this week the group worked on a couple of tasks previously set for them. This involved the group working on their example of an informal learning place in relation to ESD and searching for learning material online. As well as these tasks the group started preparing for week 9 […]
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ESD LT- Participants Learn how to Blog

Today the participants dealt with the issue of competencies and conditions for ESD. They then got experience writing blog entries which will be available to read on this Blog and therefore could possibly show up my writing skills.

ESD LT- Competencies and the Social Dimension

As yesterdays blog mentioned, Today’s (Tuesday) training was to be chaired once more by Hannes Siege. He gave his final presentation of this week which again was on the topic of competencies for ESD and when he finished he set a task for the participants in order for them to engage with what had been […]
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ESD LT- New topic and New costumes

Today the participants were in the mood to celebrate Halloween and did so in style with over half of the group dressing up in costumes related to Climate Change. This certainly took the rest by surprise (not to mention the German language teacher) as they walked in through the door in their costumes which were […]
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ESD LT- Educational Centre visits

Over the Wednesday and Thursday of week six the participants were split up into small groups of 2 or 3 and sent to various education institutes throughout Berlin. Some participants visited the same institute on both days and some visited two separate places. These included  Primary Schools, Vocational Schools, Gymnasiums and other learning places.

ESD LT- Event Opening in Potsdam

Tuesdays session of ESD Leadership training began later than usual at 11am to accommodate for the field trip that day to Potsdam in Brandenburg. The Visit of the 8th  “Brandenburg´s Education and Information Days” was to run on until 8pm and the participants left for this around 3pm.