2017, Fri, May 05

Schools of Tomorrow: Afternoon Workshops

Workshop #6:
Digital Self-Empowerment for the Caretakers of Tomorrow

How can schools become places in which digital empowerment is lived and practiced, seen through, and criticized? Only those who experience their own effectiveness will have the urge to improve the world. How can schools create a culture of free action, of sharing, and self-determined learning processes? How can a common understanding of learning for the future be established now, an understanding which does not just benefit the next generation after? How can the education system be changed now and equipped to deal with new learning forms and possibilities? School students from the Jugend hackt program, together with Paula Glaser and the educationalist and media researcher Benjamin Jörissenand Dorina Gumm (Chaos macht Schule) address these questions and develop ideas for a “School of Tomorrow”. Moderation: Marcus Richter
In German

Workshop #7:
Analog Learning Environments

What relevance do sensuous-haptic experiences have in the digital age? What spatial design is required for the school of tomorrow? And how would students design their school? The historian of education Catherine Burke reports from the ideas competition The School I‘d Like, which she conducted at British schools in 2001 and 2011 with the daily newspaper The Guardian. The architecture collective raumlabor shares its experiences with participative design processes. Claudia Krötenheerdt and Nico Künzel speak about educational practices at the Hagenbeck School in Berlin which has integrated a school zoo and farm with over 700 animals into the curriculum. Moderation: Robert Pfützner (educational researcher)
In German and English with simultaneous translation

Workshop #8:
Play and Experience

How can playful learning stimulate the imagination and open up new realms of experience – and not just amongst young children? The game designer Katie Salen Tekinbaș, co-founder of the Quest to Learn School in New York, provides an introduction to the field. Heidi Sairanen and Sara Sintonen from the Playful Learning Center, Helsinki University, speak about playing as a creative approach and its importance for learning. The theatre director Gert-Jan Stam presents the PlayGround-Toolkit, a co-creative, do-it-together theater play. At Onkar Kular and Martin Edwarde’s Night School on Anarres utopian languages are taught. Moderation: Katja Zeidler (art educator, Kunstwerke Berlin)
In English

Workshop #9:
Democratization of Knowledge

What forms of knowledge do schools recognize? How is knowledge that facilitates social action and participation generated? How can schools be organized democratically? And what effect does the democratization of knowledge have on the learning achievements of students? The sociologist of education Luis Armando Gandin examines the school project Escola da Cidadania in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Dialog macht Schule presents its approach of strengthening democratic skills. The teacher Malte Piecyk, Demokratische Schule X, and Virág Major, who works in Budapest with Freinet pedagogy, report from the field. Moderation: Ferdiansyah Thajib (Kunci School for Improper Education)
In English

Workshop #10:
Post Internet Art Education

Learning with and from the arts means developing active, critical, and configurative skills. What phenomena must art education address in the context of a digitally networked global society? What importance is assigned to participative intelligence and collective creativity? How can art reprogram the traditional protocols in the daily life of a school? The workshop encompassing performative micro actions is led by the art educators María Acaso, member of the collective “Pedagogías Invisibles” and director of the “Escuela de Educación Disruptiva”, and Gila Kolb, co-founder of the interview blog The Art Educator’s Talk and assistant researcher at the University of Cologne. The pedagogue Mai-Anh Julia Boger from the University of Bielefeld, Anna Chrusciel from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste as well as Laura Hatfield and Maj Hasager from Malmö Art Academy report from the educational field.
In German and English with simultaneous translation