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25.03.2021 09:24

KinderCouncil online: Discuss important questions about the future together

Regina Schneider Press and public relations
Karlsruhe University of Education

Once a week, the KinderCouncil offers girls and boys the opportunity to discuss exciting topics with students on an equal footing. Round seven of the successful cooperation project between the Karlsruhe University of Education and DHBW Karlsruhe will address important questions about the future from April 19: What will life be like after the pandemic? And what course must be set now so that the earth has a chance of survival? Registrations for the online format are now possible.

Children are important ambassadors. And children have the right to raise their voices. Especially when it comes to your future: What is the pandemic doing to us and what will our lives be like afterwards? What are the effects of global networking? And what course must be set now so that the earth has a chance of survival? The KinderCouncil, a cooperation project between the Karlsruhe University of Education (PHKA) and the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe (DHBW), will give schoolchildren aged 8 to 14 the opportunity to discuss these and other important future issues online with student teachers from April 19 and to look for possible solutions.

"We would like to give a voice to children who are intensely grappling with their future, who love to debate," says Claudia Keller, one of the two heads of the KinderCouncil. In the winter semester, for example, the participants dealt with what talent means, what is particularly important to children in terms of school lessons and what wishes they have for a better school. "Together with the students, the children put a particularly large number of lines behind the points of teacher personality, forms of learning and more practice," reports Dr. Corinna Maulbetsch, who currently heads the KinderCouncil with Claudia Keller. “And when it came to the wishes for a better school, 'digitization' and 'good teachers' were the biggest terms in the buzzword cloud,” says the research assistant at the Institute for School and Teaching Development at the PHKA.

The seventh round of the KinderCouncil will also take place via video conference due to corona - like rounds five and six. Under the direction of Dr. Maulbetsch and Claudia Keller can discuss and debate children on the BigBlueButton on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. until July 19. "With the help of the cameras you didn't feel at home all alone, it was nice to see other faces," was the feedback from a young participant from the winter semester. And the students also received positive feedback on the latest round. They appreciate it Discussions with the children, the enthusiasm for the topics and the great commitment.

Participation in the KinderCouncil is free of charge, and you can join at any time. There are no online sessions during the school holidays. Interested parties can receive information on registration and the procedure by emailing [email protected] Further information is available at http://www.ph-karlsruhe.de/projekte/kindercouncil. The KinderCouncil welcomes municipalities, institutions and companies in the region as cooperation partners.

Via the KinderCouncil

The cooperation project between PHKA and DHBW Karlsruhe was launched in 2018. The aim is to give children a voice and to take them seriously. Once a week girls and boys from 8 to 14 years of age discuss and debate with students and lecturers of the PHKA as well as the head of the KinderCollege of the DHBW Karlsruhe, Claudia Keller, on an equal footing on different topics. For the KinderCouncil there is a special course every semester at the PHKA. The KinderCouncil regularly changes departments. It is currently located at the PHKA Institute for School and Teaching Development. Further information is available at http://www.ph-karlsruhe.de/projekte/kindercouncil.

About the Karlsruhe University of Education

As an educational science university with the right to award doctorates and post-doctoral qualifications, the Karlsruhe University of Education researches and teaches on school and extracurricular educational processes. Their distinctive profile is shaped by the focus on MINT, multilingual education and heterogeneity as well as an active teaching-learning culture. The range of courses includes teacher training courses for elementary school and secondary level I, bachelor and master courses for other fields of education as well as professional training opportunities. Around 220 people working in science look after around 3,600 students. https://www.ph-karlsruhe.de

Media contact

Regina Schneider M. A.
Press officer
Karlsruhe University of Education
Bismarckstrasse 10
76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49 721 925 4115
Email: [email protected]


Scientific contact:

Claudia Keller, head of the KinderCollege of the DHBW Karlsruhe, email: [email protected], and Dr. Corinna Maulbetsch, research assistant at the Institute for School and Teaching Development at the Karlsruhe University of Education, email: [email protected]


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