31 May

Transforming education to stimulate cultural sustainability

Opening hours / Beginning:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

31 May 2021

Demonstration by students on climate protection

© IMAGO / Arnulf Hettrich

Lecture series on "How Education Can Mitigate Climate Change"

In 2030 our world will be a different one. Scientists forecast that this present decade will witness a more pronounced change in the climate than any we have yet seen. Episodes of extreme weather of all kinds will become more common, the rate of biodiversity loss will increase, water resources will decline, harvests will become less secure and an increase in migration flows will inevitably follow. How humans react to global warming in the coming decade will decide whether or not our planet's climate can be returned to a stable state.

Education will have a major role to play in promoting the transformation of society that is required to tackle the issue effectively, giving future generations a fair chance to make the necessary adjustments in their turn. An online series of interdisciplinary lectures given by researchers at LMU and other experts in relevant fields will focus on possible ways of successfully responding to the challenge.

The lecture will provide perspectives on the development and implementation - at all levels - of school curricula that foster awareness, sharpen perceptions and encourage pupils to assume social responsibilities from an early age.

Prof. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum is Professor of Primary School Education at LMU. She also teaches and conducts research at the Unilernhaus, a primary school in which pupils, together with students and teachers, plan and carry out projects designed to promote sociocultural sustainability.

Micha Pallesche is Rector of the distinguished Ernst Reuter Community School (Gemeinschaftsschule) in Karlsruhe, where the concept of education for a sustainable future plays a central role in the curriculum.

For full details of the lecture series, together with information on how to register for the program, see the corresponding webpage. The lecture will be held in german.

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