Author: Michael Kimmig

Surviving Polish Winter

How to Survive Winter in Poland?

Winter? What winter? – Last two winters have been exceptionally mild. However, the image about Polish winter is pretty bad, even sacry: cold and frosty, freezing temperatures far below zero, sometimes -15 °C and even less – just to name a few. But is it true? – Let’s check!Read more

Online Learning Opportunities [Viktor Hanacek via picjumbo.com]

Online Learning Opportunities | Learn Something New Anytime, Anywhere!

>The development of technology has a profound effect on society. It also effects the way we learn, broaden our knowledge and develop new skills: Online courses and so called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become more and more popular. Universities and educational institutions invested in online learning platforms and offer online learning opportunities, that allow us to engage in topics like computer science, programming, history, business, marketing, philosophy, psychology, meditation, self-development, and many more. Read more

Games and Activities [Autumn Goodman - unsplash]

Bring Your Group Work to Life. Games and Exercises for Children and Youth

Games and activities for children and youth are bringing your group work to life. They help breaking the ice, bringing people together and building a group, stimulate and increase curiosity and learning, strengthen interaction and communication, and many more things. Games and exercises reinforce learning through experiencing. Read more

Ruth C Cohn - Das Konzept der Themenzentrierten Interaktion (TZI)

Pioniere der pädagogischen Gruppenarbeit. Ruth C. Cohn und das Konzept der Themenzentrierten Interaktion (TZI)

In der Arbeit mit und in Gruppen besteht themenzentriertes Arbeiten im Wesentlichen darin, das im Mittelpunkt stehende Thema und die Interaktion der Gruppenmitglieder so aufeinander zu beziehen, dass persönliches Wachstum in einem gemeinsamen Prozess lebendigen Lernens ermöglicht und gefördert wird. Das Konzept der Themenzentrierte Interaktion bietet dazu einen geeigneten pädagogischen Rahmen. Read more

Intercultural Learning - Balloons

Initiating and Facilitating Intercultural Learning in Youth Exchanges and Workcamps

What experiences during intercultural encounters can be used as opportunities for intercultural learning? What is special about them? What turns them into key-experiences? How can such opportunities be perceived and used to learn with and from one another? – This article brings together some ‘mosaic pieces’ from a wide range of theoretical reflections and practical experience. Read more