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Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag (BER)
FairBindung e.V.
21.03.2019 15:00 - 24.03.2019 06:00
Schloß Trebnitz Bildungs- und Begegnungszentrum e.V., Platz der Jugend 6, 15374 Müncheberg OT Trebnitz

Prosperity beyond work, consumption and competition

What is meant by „prosperity“ and how do we measure it? Which alternative indicators are there (e.g. Happy Planet Index)? How are growth, prosperity and satisfaction of life connected? What are the roles of work, consumption and care in a growth based society? What can we learn from the concept of “Buen Vivir” (Good Living)?

The aim of the project is to broaden the understanding of ESD in Germany and Poland by promoting the concept of “transformative education”. By introducing a critical-emancipatory perspective, we wish to multiply methods that allow for a deconstruction of “mental infrastructures” such as the growth paradigm.

At the core of the project is a series for trainings for multipliers from non-formal education as well as teachers in Germany and Poland. It includes ten modules, each focusing on a specific aspect of ESD (e.g. ecological boundaries, food sovereignty, growth criticism). The participants are introduced to specific methods of „transformative education“ and learn how to apply them in their own context. A desired output of the project is a Polish method book that comprises some of the used methods.

The training cycle is aimed at mulipliers from Germany and Poland: teachers working in general education or vocational education and training, and multipliers active in non-formal education from the fields of sustainability, ESD, Transformative Education, Global Learning, environmental education, etc. The three thematic symposiums will bring the education specialists into an exchange with actors from the fields of research, civil society, politics and media.


Kristina Utz