CURRENT PROJECT

Service Centre Peace Education Baden-Württemberg

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The project offers learning media, teacher trainings and activities at schools to strengthen peace education at schools in Baden-Württemberg.

Timeframe: 2015 - 2021


The Service Centre strengthens peace education at schools in Baden-Württemberg. It supports teachers in the preparation of lessons and projects, offers training activities and develops learning media on the topics of war and peace, conflict and violence. Furthermore, the Service Centre promotes the systematic integration of these topics into educational plans as well as the networking between curricular and extracurricular actors in the field of peace education. The Berghof Foundation is responsible for the Service Centre together with the State Agency for Civic Education and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Baden-Württemberg. The Service Centre is located at the conference Centre "Haus auf der Alb" of the State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg in Bad Urach.

Website

www.friedensbildung-bw.de (in German)

Background

Violence, war and terrorism evoke a massive fear of the future in children and youth. Global, cross-border phenomena such as climate change, migration and pandemics increase the uncertainty, while simultaneously young people are becoming increasingly politically active to find solutions to these global problems.. School is a central place for dealing with the resulting questions. This includes the sensitive handling of pupils concerned as well as the dealing with topical factual issues. One of these topics is the evaluation of current security and peace political developments including the German foreign policy. The utmost concern of peace education at schools is to encourage a joint reflection on peaceful coexistence in schools, in the own society and in the whole world.

The Service Centre is a nationwide unique undertaking for the promotion of peace education at schools. The Service Centre is based a joint declaration, signed by the Ministry of Education youth and sports Baden-Württemberg, 17 peace organisations and the Trade Union for Education and Science. In this declaration, the Ministry commits itself to establishing structural conditions for peace building in Baden-Württemberg. As a result of intensive and constructive discussions between the three actors involved, the Ministry, the State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg and the Berghof Foundation have signed a treaty on the establishment of the Service Centre in April 2015.

The treaty establishing the Service Centre states: "The Service Centre supports schools in Baden-Württemberg in their work concerning peace education. Hereto, the Service Centre aims at providing suitable print and online materials, trainings and further education for young adults in peace education at schools, and at networking of activities of the joint declaration's signatories and the State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg. Acknowledged principles of political educational work are considered."

The Service Centre offers advanced trainings for teachers in cooperation with Governmental Organisations and qualifies young adults as teamers for school projects. Together with experienced teachers the Berghof Foundation develops learning media and offers the multiply tested workshop "Peace Counts School". With several model schools for peace education in Baden-Württemberg, activities and projects in the field of peace education in schools are initiated and expanded. Examples are project days and workshops, peer mediation programs or trainings. The participating schools meet regularly at the Georg Zundel House of the Berghof Foundation to exchange experiences.

The Service Centre with its offers addresses teaching staff of schools in Baden-Württemberg. By doing workshops and supporting projects pupils are also reached. Finally, the cross-linking with NGOs and peace organisations facilitates the opening of schools.

Partners and funders

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Baden-Württemberg and the State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg are partners of the project and support the Service Centre.

Activities

Here, information on activities of Berghof Foundation staff linked to peace education at schools in Baden-Württemberg can be found. Further activities are listed on the website of the Service Centre.

  • 25 September 2020 – Workshop „International Challenges and Conflicts“, Wilhelm-Schickard-Schule Tübingen, Commercial High School, Tübingen
  • 18. September 2020 – Training on Online Formats of Peace Education for freelance employees of the Service Centre Peace Education
  • 07.-11. September 2020 – Summer School, Walther-Groz-Schule (Commercial High School) and HWS Albstadt
  • 29 July 2020 – Web-Talk for freelance employees of the State Agency for Civic Education, “Memories of Hiroshima - Insights into the work for Peace in Japan”
  • 13 July 2020 – Online-Workshop “What means peace?” for students of the Leibniz College, Tübingen
  • 13 July 2020 – Online-Presentation on „Modell Schools Peace Education“, Seminar „Education for the Love of Peace”, University of Tübingen
  • 12 March 2020 – Parents‘ meeting and presentation “Model Schools Peace Education”, Kepler-Gymnasium, Tübingen
  • 05-06 March 2020 – Workshop "Making peace - but how?", Elly-Heuss-Knapp Gymnasium Bad Cannstatt
  • 02 March 2020 – Pedagogical Day Gemeinschaftsschule Tegelberg (Comprehensive School), Geislingen
  • 11 February 2020 – Presentation on the Service Centre Peace Education and the Model Schools Peace Education Project, Kepler-Gymnasium, Tübingen
  • 07 January 2020 – Pedagogical Day and Training for Teachers at Kepler-Gymnasium, Tübingen
  • 26 November 2019 – Workshop “How to transform conflicts?”, Vocational School Nagold and VABO- class (pre-qualification for work and a profession without knowledge of German)
  • 07 November 2019 – Workshop „Peace Counts!“, Ludwig-Marum-Gymnasium, Pfinztal
  • 18 September 2019 – Workshop "Migration and Peace", German-Ukrainian Exchange, Commercial Georg-Goldstein-School, Bad Urach
  • 04-10 September 2019 – Summer School, Walther-Groz-Schule and HWS Albstadt
  • 24-26 May 2019 – Workshops on "Creating peace - but who, when and how?", Commercial School Nell-Breuning-School, Rottweil
  • 17 May 2019 – Workshop "Peace Counts!", Korntal-Münchingen High School
  • 08-10 May 2019 – Workshop „Peace in Times of Fake News, Hate Speech, and propaganda“, Commercial High School Walther-Groz-School Albstadt
  • 20-22 March 2019 – training in methods of peace education for 15 young participants who want to support the Service Centre in the future by implementing workshops on peace education in schools, Haus auf der Alb, Bad Urach.
  • 23-25 January 2019 – Teacher training on peace education: „Culture of conflict 3.0 – war, peace, violence and conflict on the internet”, Comburg, Schwäbisch Hall.
  • 7-9 November 2018 – Teacher training on „Hate, violence, war – how can we teach youth about peace? Lessons learned from the past and educational approaches for today.” Comburg, Schwäbisch Hall.
  • 9 October 2018 – workshop „Understanding conflicts – basic knowledge on the escalation and resolution of conflicts” with students of a VABO- class (pre-qualification for work and a profession without knowledge of German) at the Grafenberg School in Schorndorf.
  • 27-28 September 2018– Conference „Same goals! Different perspectives? Peace Education – Global Learning – Education for Sustainable Development”. Haus auf der Alb, Bad Urach.
  • 25 September 2018 – two workshops „Understanding conflicts – basic knowledge on the escalation and resolution of conflicts” with students of a VABO- class (pre-qualification for work and a profession without knowledge of German) and a AV-dual class (preparation for vocational training), at the Grafenberg School in Schorndorf.
  • 23 July 2018 – workshop on „Resources and Peace” for 7-10th grades at the Dillmann High School in Stuttgart, in the frame of the project “SDG4 Global Citizenship for youth in Baden Wurttemberg” of ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL.
  • 17 July 2018 – workshop „understanding conflicts – basic knowledge on the escalation and resolution of conflicts” with students of a VABO- class (pre-qualification for work and a profession without knowledge of German) at the Grafenberg School in Schorndorf.
  • 20 July 2018 – workshop on „Resources and Peace” for students of 8th-11th grade at the Friedrich Schiller Secondary School in Böblingen, in the frame of the project “SDG4 Global Citizenship for youth in Baden Wurttemberg” of ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL.
  • 5 July 2018 – workshop „dealing with conflicts through interactive theatre“ for students of a VABO class (pre-qualification for work and a profession without knowledge of German) at the International School Römerhof, in Freiburg.
  • 27 June 2018 – workshop on „Resources and Peace” for 11th grades at the Hedwig-Dohm-School in Stuttgart, in the frame of the project “SDG4 Global Citizenship for youth in Baden Wurttemberg” of ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL.
  • 11-13 June 2018 – „Peace is possible. – And how?!”, simulation of a mediation in the Catalonia conflict and input on civil conflict transformation, in the frame of a seminar on “international relations” for 12th grades, Walther-Groz-School, Albstadt.
  • 18 May 2018 – workshop on „Resources and Peace” for 7th grades at the Friedrich Schiller Secondary School in Böblingen, in the frame of the project “SDG4 Global Citizenship for youth in Baden Württemberg” of ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL.
  • 9 May 2018 – workshop on „Resources and Peace” for 5th grades at the Dillmann High School in Stuttgart, in the frame of the project “SDG4 Global Citizenship for youth in Baden Württemberg” of ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL.
  • 2-4 March 2018 – Training in methods of peace education, for 25 participants interested in peace education, Haus auf der Alb, Bad Urach
  • 26 January 2018 – "How to transform conflicts? 90 minutes on the escalation of conflicts and their chances, by the example of Syria", St. Dominic High School for Girls, Karlsruhe
  • 23 January 2018 – two Peace Counts workshop with classes 10th grades of the Eugen-Bolz-Gymnasium in the frame of the school's project day on civil courage, Rottenburg

 

 

 

Project lead

Uli Jäger
Head of Department
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Team members

Janna Articus
Anne Kruck

 


Media contact

Florian Lüdtke
Media and Communications Manager
+49 (0)151 6655 7357
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