MEETING  2015

This meeting is planned and initiated by a group of researchers, educators and practitioners in Denmark who all care about life and education in our common future. VIA University College, Aarhus University & The Danish Society for the Promotion of Life Wisdom in Children

already provide a research network, but would like to expand to researchers from other parts of the world. We believe that close cooperation between research and practice in a world wide perspective is the best way to construct new knowledge and to make changes and reforms possible within the field of education.

So it’s a pleasure to invite The Triple Focus Initiative, Kim Schonert-Reichl, Guus Geisen and other researchers and practitioners to come and join this meeting with us in the beginning of May.

 

From May 4th through May 7th , 2015 in Aarhus at Via University College, Aarhus University and Skæring School.

 

Partners of collaboration:

Professor Kim Schonert-Reichl , University of British Columbia

Guus Geisen, Senior expert in Systems Thinking in Education, Holland 

Ph.d. and associate professor Mette Vedsgaard and Ph.d-fellow Else Skibsted, Via University College

Ph.d. Mette Miriam Böll, The Triple Focus Initiative

Ph.d. Martijn van Beek, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University

Katinka Gøtzche, MA; Peter Høeg, MA and Author; Anders Laugesen, journalist and Helle Jensen Psychologist and Director of BL: The Danish Society for the Promotion of Life Wisdom in Children.

 

Participating in the workshop:

The teachers involved in the Relational Competence Research Project (RCRP) from primary and secondary schools and teachers and students from the Bachelor Degree Programme for Teacher Education in Aarhus.

 

Special invitation to:

Politicians from the local municipality of Aarhus, two Deans from Aarhus University; Faculty from the Bachelor Degree Programme for Teacher Education in Aarhus (Erik Hygum, Elsebeth Jensen, Annette Roed, Berit Werner Hansen) at VIA University College; partners from IUP: Professor Per Fibæk Laursen, Ph.d. Anne Maj Nielsen, Ph.d. Jette Kofoed; Ph. d. Mette Steenbjerg, Interacting Mind Centre,  Aarhus University; Leaders from the schools in the RCRP, Gammelgaard, Malling, Nyvang, Risskov, Skæring on the 5th, 6th and 7th of May. Students from Silkeborg Gymnasium, together with Katinka Gøtzsche, on May 6th. Christopher Clouder of the Boutin Foundation; Yunlan Ni from The Academy for Systemic Change and a small group of Chinese educators on a learning journey. Steve Arnold, Edutopia and The George Lucas Foundation.

 

 

Programme:

 

Monday, May 4th, 6.00 to around 9.00 pm

Welcome dinner and check-in for the partners of collaboration:

“Why are we here, what would we like to accomplish?”

 

Tuesday, May 5th, 9.00 am– 4.00 pm at Skæring School

9.00 – 11.00

Introduction to the Relational Competence Research Project in Aarhus. Teachers from the schools and teachers from the Bachelor Degree Programme for Teacher Education present their work with case stories and papers from the research part of the Relational Competence project..

 

11.00 – 12.00 Lunch

 

12 - 3: At Skæring school with students from the 8th grade together with the participants in the workshop and the invited guests. Working with training from the pentagon, literature, empathy and presence, with Peter Høeg, Katinka Gøtszche from BL, Søren Fanø from the Bachelor Degree Programme for Teacher Education. Janne and Gitte from Skæring School will join the class.

 

3 – 4:  Wrap-up, collective reflections – for all participants.

 

Wednesday, May 6th, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm and 18.15 – 21.30 pm at VIA UC, Trøjborgvej.

9.00 – 1.00: At Skæring school with students from the 8th grade and students from Silkeborg gymnasium, together with the participating teachers and the special invited guests. Guus Giesen, Holland, Mette Miriam Böll, Triple Focus and Katinka Gøtzsche will facilitate a systems thinking in education workshop introducing different systems tools and habits of a system thinker.

 

1.00-2.00: Lunch

 

2.00– 4.00: Partners from the workshop, students, other participants and special invited guests let their creativity flow to hopefully inspire the coming research collaboration on a new approach to education.

 

6.30-7.30 Skype with Peter Senge and Daniel Goleman or Otto Scharmer

At VIA UC Trøjborgvej, Fællessalen

 

19.30 – 21: Dinner at VIA UC Trøjborgvej, Fællessalen

 

Thursday May 7th, from 9.00 – 3.00 at Aarhus University

9.00 – 11.00  Open Lecture: Professor Kim Schonert- Reichl:

With the starting point in our work together the last 3 days, how does she see our future collaboration, possibilities to create and study the effects of our new approach to education.

 

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch

 

12.30 – 3.00: The partners of collaboration are getting more specific on how to – hopefully – continue our cooperation, planning actual next step.

 


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