How is it possible to sustainably implement the ideas of the Right Livelihood Award – also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” – in educational and teaching methods of learning as part of future-oriented teacher training? This book addresses this issue in the form of a combination of articles from both an academic and school-related point of view.
Education researchers, subject educationalists, expert scientists and teacher trainers present exemplary formats with which prospective teachers can be qualified for the wide-ranging requirements imposed on them as part of globalization and internationalization: teachers need to perform their educational mandate in a globally networked and mobile society which is also characterized by linguistic, ethnic, religious and cultural heterogeneity. They have to illustrate the complexity of the globalization processes to their pupils and provide suitable opportunities for learning in order to deal productively with the changed future requirements.
In the formats, the contents of Right Livelihood – especially questions concerning ecology, social justice and peace – are addressed in a manner that is age-appropriate and related to experience. Moreover they are dealt with in an interdisciplinary context. The objective is to jointly incorporate the subject of Global Learning as Part of Education for Sustainable Development in the teacher education course and to realize it directly at the chalk face.
Dr. Ellen Christoforatou is the executive director of the Center for Teacher Education at the University of Kassel. Her duties include coordinating the organization of the contents of teacher education and the conceptual and organizational development of interdisciplinary cooperation projects. Since 2012 she has been coordinating the Teaching Right Livelihood working group, in which education researchers and subject educationalists from the various faculties at the University of Kassel jointly work out curricular and university concepts to integrate sustainable development issues and international dimensions in teacher education.