"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.
Dr. Adrianna Hlukhovych
University of Bamberg
Phone: +49 (0) 951/863-3192