School Transformation Processes under the Conditions of the Anthropocene
New educational concepts in the Anthropocene aim to sharpen perceptual processes in children and to encourage them to take on responsibility. In this context, education for sustainable development is one of the central tasks of society in order to enable people to think and act critically in a forward-looking manner. However, the challenges of the Anthropocene can only be met in the education sector in the form of transformation processes. Transformation processes that are only possible if schools expand their analog and digital spaces. The starting point and goal is a new understanding of teaching and learning in the digital condition, which helps children to have sustainable educational experiences that are useful for dealing with change.
Micha Pallesche is the principal of the Ernst-Reuter-Gemeinschaftschule in Karlsruhe, a school with an award-winning media education profile.
After his studies at the University of Education in Karlsruhe (Germany), where he completed additional studies in media education, he was seconded to the State Media Centre of Baden-Württemberg for many years in addition to his teaching profession.
Since 2012, he has been working on his doctorate at the Heidelberg University of Education at the Institute for Art, Music and Media in the field of media didactics and has been developing media concepts for interactive whiteboards and mobile devices together with teachers. He is currently doing research on the culture of digitality.
He was also a member of a working group of the Forum Bildung Digitalisierung Berlin, was on the Forum's programme advisory board and is a member of the Digital Summit Platform Digital Future: Research. Learning. Knowledge. of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Prof. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum has been a professor for primary school education and didactics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich since 2018. For many years she has been developing concepts for teaching and learning under the conditions of digitalization and digitality and has been involved in expanding the university classes at LMU. Before starting her university career, she worked as a primary school teacher in Munich. She is currently in charge of her latest project - the so-called Unilernhaus. In new analog and digital learning rooms, teaching and research projects are implemented with students, teachers and children.