Category Archives: 2012 | ESD LT

Goodbye Stratum

Today is the last day inside Stratum, our home for the last ten weeks!   The morning allowed the group to finish their Scenario Projects, ideas they have been working on since September. Looking back from 2052, each story concentrated on tipping points, dictatorships, changes in rules & overshoots, showing how change agents deal with […]
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Education Policy

It’s Tuesday, and today the course will cover an overview of Education Policy.   First up, Anne outlined the structure of ESD institutions in Germany – Who does what? How do they affect each other? From this, the participants were encouraged to apply the structures from their own countries to their Innovation Projects. Who will […]
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Filming gets underway for the Cultural Project

Today marks the start of the last week before the internships start, and was dedicated to the Cultural Project.   It saw the start of filming for the group, with each participant being interviewed for the final piece. Questions included ‘What is ESD for you?’ ‘What has been your most memorable experience since moving here?’ […]
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Prepping to move abroad!

Leadership Journey Sonja & Renate are back with their Leadership Journey. Today, attention turns to the internships, which are fast approaching. First Step – First Impressions How will the company get to know you and what you are working on for them in this foreign country? Prepare a short introduction, to be used when first […]
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A Sustainable Garden & A (Little Less) Sustainable Dinner

Monday & Tuesday The group have spent a lot of time in the classroom learning about ESD, so the start of this week was set aside for the participants to visit German schools and education centres to see ESD in action. In groups of 3s and 4s, 8 different organisations were visited. In some, participants […]
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Creative ESD: How to reach everyone

Friday is a shorter day because of the German class, and so the participants were able to spend the whole day on their Cultural Project, which will take the form of a video, made as a group, highlighting ESD. Today the director was present, helping to give direction to the group’s ideas. Three groups took […]
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How Eberswalde approaches ESD

Today the participants took a train to visit Eberswalde, home to the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development. After trekking through the snow, the group were welcomed by Wolfram Eilbacher, a lecturer in Forest & Environment at the University. Situated in Brandenburg State, the facility is home to 75 teaching staff and 2000 students, with high […]
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Capturing our time in Berlin

Today sees the culmination of Reiner Mathar’s exploration of the Whole School Approach. Today looked more closely at the approach in conjunction with school visits that will take place next Monday and Tuesday. These visits will be used to allow the participants to evaluate schools and their approaches to education, and so this morning, Reiner […]
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Pedagogy on the move…

Pedagogy is the science of education and the special field of study for Birgit Brenner, who came to speak with the group today. Birgit works at ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft Natur und Umweltbildung (ANU),’ and has coordinated with Jessie, one of the participants, in the past. Birgit’s job is to coordinate, network and run seminars on the subject […]
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The Whole School Approach

Reiner Mathar works for the Hessian Ministry of Education and is the president of ‘Environment & School Initiatives,’ a network working on education for sustainable development. He has very kindly come to speak with the group for three days on the topic for this week, the Whole School Approach. The week opened with a look […]
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