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Day seminar: Intercultural learning in the school garden

School gardens are ideal for encounters with nature. However, gardens are also places that open up completely new perspectives in togetherness, enable intercultural encounters and where joint learning can take place - entirely in the sense of "Education for Sustainable Development" (ESD).
The training is a mixture of interactions and short inputs, discussion and exchange.

The accredited training is free of charge. The catering costs are borne by the participants themselves.

Please register by 5.10.2022 at schulgarten[at]groger[dot]org directly with the
seminar leader Mrs. Dr Goldschmidt with the following information:
- Name - Institution (name of the institution / school, school type) -  Function (please specify whether teacher, head teacher, pedagogical specialist (eg. (e.g. for all-day activities), extracurricular multiplier, committed person, e.g. in horticultural association)

Program 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Welcome, round of introductions 
Start/introduction to the topic "Interculturality and School Gardens 
Guided tour through the tropical greenhouse 
Coffee break 
Input: School gardens - places of intercultural learning with practical examples 
Lunch break in the cafeteria (self-pay) 
Work in small groups: Development of a project roadmap for the implementation of intercultural learning in the school garden 
Coffee break 
Presentation of the results 
Evaluation and conclusion 

Seminar leader and speakers
Seminar leader: Dr. Birgitta Goldschmidt, freelance consultant for education for sustainable development and school gardens, on behalf of the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Dr. Johanna Lochner, freelance scientist, lecturer, author and educational worker in the field of education for sustainable development | PFLANZET (
Marina Hethke, curator in the greenhouse for tropical crops of the University of Kassel in Witzenhausen

Target groups and limitation of the number of participants
Teachers, educational specialists and school administrators, especially of secondary school types and school levels, multipliers of ESD and environmental education as well as other interested persons , the number of participants is limited to 15 persons.

Venue and travel
University of Kassel, Greenhouse for Tropical Crops, Steinstraße 19, 37213 Witzenhausen
Arrival by public transport:
- Nordbahnhof, 20 minutes walk or bus connection bus lines 220 stop Markt or 2 stop An der Schlagd, 5 minutes walk

Accreditation and certificate of attendance
This training course is accredited at the Hessian Teachers Academy according to § 65 Hessian Teacher Training Act.
The duration of the training is 1.0 days.
You will receive a certificate of attendance by e-mail after the event.

Notes on infection control
The hygiene rules prescribed at the time of the event and by the organizer as well as the venue apply. Registered participants will be informed promptly before the event date.

Registration by October 5, 2022 at schulgarten[at]groger[dot]org

Ge­wächs­haus für tro­pi­sche Nutz­pflan­zen

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