June 2020

New teaching material on intergenerational justice and sustainability

Sustainability and intergenerational justice are powerful concepts that have become buzzwords in the social discussion. Often they are used questionably quickly without it being clear by which standard they were evaluated and what is fundamentally hidden behind the term. It should be noted that both generational justice and sustainability are significantly more complex concepts than consumers, citizens and voters are repeatedly taught.

The new competence-oriented teaching material of the web platform Wandel vernetzt denken deals with the basics, measures and applications of sustainability and generational justice – and is available for free download.

The teaching material can be used in subjects such as social studies, politics, economics, geography, ethics and religion. The target group is schoolchildren from the 9th and 10th grade (middle and upper school). The topic unit is not only convincing because of its comprehensive approach and high quality of content and didactics. With the inclusion of intergenerational justice, it fills a large gap in the range of teaching material.

July 2018

Worlddidact Award 2018Worlddidac Award for teaching material on networked thinking

The educational platform offers 19 teaching modules on networked thinking to download free of charge. This teaching material recently received a Worlddidac Award. These awards are presented every two years by the Worlddidac Foundation in Bern, Switzerland. International education experts and teachers select the winning material based on substance, avail, pedagogical and didactical value, handling and innovation.

“Taking into account all of the criteria, we consider the range of modules as a whole to be a particularly praiseworthy educational solution which is extremely well suited for use in schools,” said the panel of judges, explaining their assessment of the teaching material on networked thinking.

September 2017

The book on the theme

Andreas Becker: “Vernetzt denken in Politik, Wirtschaft und Alltag: Warum es so schwierig ist und wie es dennoch gelingt”. (“Networked Thinking in Politics, Economics and Everyday Life: Why it is so difficult and how it still succeeds”)

München, Utz Verlag 2017. 320 pages, 97 illustrations. Euro 26,00 (D); Euro 26,80 (A).

Why is society confronted with uncountable small and big problems? The main cause lies in a wrong handling of complex topics. How fatal the outcome is can be seen daily in the media: bad “solutions”, high costs and new problems. This difficulty can also be found in the economy and in everyday life.

If one wants to cope with these small and big challanges there is no way around networked thinking. This book converys entertainingly an understanding for complexity, networked thinking and taking action.

It points out the biggest mistakes in handling complex situations and problems with the help of examples and illustrates in detail how networked thinking is possible.

A variety of illustrations, instructions, checklists and tools emphasises the practical benefit of this book.