Format: Präsenz in 2G, Seminarraum 104, Haus 18, Campus Nord der HU Berlin (max. 30 Personen)
Beschreibung: Currently we live in a period of global changes and challenges that are giving rise to an era characterized by uncertainty about the future, and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) plays the most significant role in shaping it. It is all about values, attitudes, ethics, and ACTIONS. It is a way of thinking and a way of practice. It is a positive contribution to counteract the “doom and gloom” and “helplessness” that many feels about the enormity of environmental and social problems. Nevertheless, the question arises whether ESD could and have achieved this result with the previous form of teaching. We cannot keep teaching in the same way and expect different results. Now more than ever a change of perspectives in the way we teach to a more co-engaged action learning is required, it is necessary to develop the ability to tolerate ambiguities, the ability to appropriately reduce complexities, and the ability to critically evaluate circumstances to be able to take actions
The Handprint Initiative was born out of the need for a new pedagogical approach to deal with the current global challenges, it is founded in the social responsibility of educators and learners to actively participate in the decision-making process of our society. Hence, the main objective of the Handprint Initiative is to empower teachers and students towards a social engagement, so they become changemakers for our common future. It is based on the Handprint concept, which states that solving all environmental issues is possible by taking individual and collective engagement to positive action. The Handprint Initiative is an ongoing research which look up a repetitively implementation as a different educational approach that will allow the transformational impact in teaching we need to achieve the aim of the Environmental Education and the Education for Sustainable Development. It is also an example of how we can foster the social responsibility and ethical practice in the formal education.