Lifelong Learning Programme With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

Local Workshop in Germany


The local workshop in Germany took place on the 20th February 2015 and was completed successfully. Participants included teachers, students, an expert on sustainable cities from the Institute of Creative Sustainability, an expert for science communication from Wissenschaft im Dialog, researchers from universities, policymakers, and MARCH project members from the British Council Germany and jungvornweg.

The aim of this workshop was to exchange ideas and experiences about science teaching at school and out of school, and to develop new ideas as a team on how to work on the topic of sustainable cities in an innovative and inspiring way. Several good practices were discussed, including “Junior Science Café”, “Junior Doctor” and student competitions. As there is a wide range of good practices in Germany, a selection was made by trying to chose the most innovative, popular practices with different focuses.

The main outcomes and suggestions were the following:

  • All the participants learned about new projects and took home good ideas for science education to their schools and institutions.
  • The different groups concentrated on different kinds of paedagogical methods that are suited to get students’ attention in science teaching (e.g. student competition, website, videos, project days, mentoring projects) and developed very concrete ideas on how that respective method could be applied to the topic of sustainable cities.
  • The ideas that came from this workshop could be further developed into pilot projects to try out at different schools throughout Germany.
To find out more, you can read the full report (pdf). You can also download the programme (pdf).

Lifelong Learning Programme MARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
British Council British Science Association Forum Demokrit Jungvornweg Science on Society Education Development Centre Ciencia Viva Center for the Promotion of Science Educational Radio-Television Directorate, Greek Ministry of Education