Teaching material on networked thinking as well as on intergenerational justice and sustainability
“Young people and society: strengthened through networked thinking!” – that is the motto of the web platform Wandel vernetzt denken, which offers teaching material to download free of charge. The backdrop to the project is the increasing complexity in the world and society’s inability to keep pace.
“Why networked thinking?” “How can we identify important topics?” “How do creativity and intuition help overcome difficult situations?” As part of the theme Networked Thinking, 19 high-quality and ready-to-use teaching modules are available to download from the website www.wandelvernetztdenken.de. The student-centred and skills-oriented modules require no previous knowledge on the part of students or educators. The first module on a current topic will be introduced at didacta 2018 in Hannover: “Are electric cars environmentally friendly?”
The material follows a holistic, interdisciplinary and skills-oriented approach. It teaches constructive-critical and reflected thinking, the plurality of perspectives, the capacity to act, and methodological skills. Through these modules, students are not only empowered to understand the world better and to assess particular effects of policy measures, they also learn above all how to better handle complexity in their own lives.
The teaching materials can be introduced into social studies, politics, economics, geography, ethics, religion, history and German, for example. The target groups are students in year 9 or higher (upper secondary school).
At the moment, teaching materials on the theme “Intergenerational justice and sustainability” are gradually being added. This theme should also be completed over the course of 2018 and the modules made available on the website to download free of charge.
Wandel vernetzt denken is an independently operated, privately sustained and funded initiative, oriented toward the public welfare. The teaching modules are developed, compiled and tested by teams of educators and specialist writers. The initiative will present its materials at didacta 2018 in Hanover.
didacta 2018: Hall 12, Booth F126
Contact for press inquiries at the exhibition: Andreas Becker
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