Blog post #20: Was wäre wenn … wir schon existierende Alternativen wahrnehmen würden?

Gestern Nacht bin ich aufgewacht. Es war drei Uhr Früh. Im Traum hat ein alter Schulkamerad etwas verzweifelt gemeint, gäbe es doch nur schon Alternativen. Ich weiß nicht, ob noch im Traum oder schon im halbwachen Zustand – aber mir fielen zahlreiche Initiativen, Bewegungen, Alternativen ein. Keine Utopien, sondern bereits gelebte Realitäten. Allerdings bisher nur… Blog post #20: Was wäre wenn … wir schon existierende Alternativen wahrnehmen würden? weiterlesen

Blog post #19: The power of the individual – to make a difference together

While on a hike, I came across this pile of stones. It was more to me than what it is set out to be. (No, apparently it was not enough „just“ to be a life saving sign at that moment when I was wandering lost in thought, pondering about meaning of life questions…). It demonstrated… Blog post #19: The power of the individual – to make a difference together weiterlesen

Blog post #18: Why farmers are role models, e.g. for educators

Imagine farmers do not do their job properly. What shall we eat? Imagine farmers do not think ahead. What they want to eat, to harvest, to produce, to see growing, to share with their community. What then? It´s getting spring. Time to think what I want to plant this season (a Brokkoli just reminded me,… Blog post #18: Why farmers are role models, e.g. for educators weiterlesen

Blog post #17: Transformations – for change

A new decade has just started. The one leading towards 2030. There will be a lot to do. But where to start? High time to spread Thomas Macintyre´s PhD thesis The Transgressive Gardener, presented by Arjen Wals as “one of the most original one’s” he has been involved in. Maybe you´ll find some answers there?… Blog post #17: Transformations – for change weiterlesen

Blog post #16: “Unseen need”: Spaces for reflection [Kitchen Table Conversations, Part I]

Below some thoughts I needed to get out of my head after a spontaneous kitchen table conversation with my housemate towards the end of last year. – Coming home from a quite long day in the office. Dealing with data analysis right now. Again. Figuring out how we learn. How key competencies in sustainability were… Blog post #16: “Unseen need”: Spaces for reflection [Kitchen Table Conversations, Part I] weiterlesen

Blog post #15: The power – or the gift – of embarrassment

Embarrassing! Embarrassing! Embarrassing! It happened! To me! The well-organized, forward-thinking, yes, also in some regards, perfectionist. Stupid me. Deppert (in Austrian terms). Some unfinished blog posts went online – spamming potentially your Email account with unreadable, incomprehensive memory hooks to myself. Well. Not at all intended. Not that I have thousands of followers – but… Blog post #15: The power – or the gift – of embarrassment weiterlesen

Blog post #14: Gratitude

With this blog post I´d like to give thanks. Here you see the cover of a little booklet I made. Not many pages, but many experiences and reflections behind it. My PhD journey has been one with many ups and downs so far. A learning journey if you want. My research showed the importance of… Blog post #14: Gratitude weiterlesen

Blog post #13: How to predict the future?

My colleagues and I are facilitating a seminar at Leuphana University of Lüneburg this fall semester – in the famous Leuphana Semester, where students no matter which undergradute study program and major they are going to study, embark on their very first research project together. The motto could be collaboration before disciplinary education. The title… Blog post #13: How to predict the future? weiterlesen

Blog post #12: Is to dare to care?

In blog post #9 I recommended Ken Robinson´s TEDtalk. Not only because what he says is worth listening to but also how he says it. Same goes for Brené Brown in talking about the power of vulnerability in a, to me, entertaining way. To me, what they have in common, is their elaboration on human… Blog post #12: Is to dare to care? weiterlesen

Blog post #11: What are you waiting for?

There is plenty of research done that could wake us up. There are plenty of reasons calling us to action. If we only believed that each one of us mattered and makes a difference. So much can be done right here right now. As Alixa and Naima said: „Why would a flower hesitate to open?“… Blog post #11: What are you waiting for? weiterlesen