"Cultural Teacher Education as a Challenge":
Perspectives for Studies in the Humanities

March 14th – 15th, 2019

Teachers are significant players when it comes to an insemination of cultural knowledge and a facilitation of cultural participation. In a world of increasing cultural heterogeneity, new opportunities unfold but challenges arise as well: (prospective) teachers need competencies for coding and decoding culture(s) – not least in order to prepare their students for dealing with the many facets of culture understood as “webs of significance he [i.e. man] himself has spun” and in which human beings find themselves suspended (Clifford Geertz). These competencies can and must be initiated in pre-service teacher education. Especially the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences, together with the educational sciences, play an essential role for conceptualizing culture in such a broad sense, with disciplines lacking any direct representation in schools contributing just as well.

The conference will offer a forum for discussing various concepts of cultural education, competencies needed for making culture(s) accessible and ways of inseminating them in teacher education at university. It is meant to establish a dialogue between subject disciplines, didactics and educational sciences beyond (alleged) disciplinary borders.

The conference language is German. Presentations in English are welcome.


Programme (German)



Dr. Adrianna Hlukhovych

University of Bamberg
Luisenstraße 5
D-96047 Bamberg
Phone: +49 (0) 951/863-3192
E-Mail: kllb(at)