Education is the key to change

Sustainability transformations need education: to recognize necessary changes, to formulate goals appropriately, to take feasible paths and to reflect on processes. Above all, however, it is important that people can develop their own potential. Transformation competence, systemic thinking and personal sustainability go hand in hand here.

The Karlsruhe Transformation Center offers a wide range of educational opportunities. Together with the Center for Applied Cultural Studies and Studium Generale (ZAK) and the Karlsruhe School of Sustainability, the accompanying study program on sustainable development was launched at KIT, transformative project seminars are continuously offered, and the annual Spring Days of Sustainability are co-organized. In addition to a variety of information events, the KAT also offers educational programs for schools, training companies, reallabs, and companies.

More information will be available here soon. Would you like to learn more? Please feel free to contact us.

Learning about sustainability in a playful way

The KAT at the Frühlingstage der Nachhaltigkeit

The KAT develops and teaches individual formats that open up access to research to a non-scientific audience in a playful and tangible way. From method workshops and field trips, to simulation games and role plays, to classic seminars, everything is included to bring sustainability transformations to life.

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Transformative teaching

How can the common good economy take root? How can sustainability be taken up in the building and living of the Tiny House movement? Who else can the RepairCafé reach? In transdisciplinary cooperation with civil society partners - sometimes established associations, sometimes young initiatives - students are invited to help shape concrete sustainability transformations. By combining social learning, research-based learning, and service learning, students' own educational goals are linked to practical transformation goals and scientific questions.

KAT Reparaturcafe Menschen reparieren Gegenstände
KAT Oliver Parodi hält einen Vortrag

Teaching real-world labs 

The team from Karlsruhe was the first in Germany to bring the young research format of real-world labs into teaching as well. Through research colloquia and workshops, for example at the universities in Karlsruhe and in Kiel, in Luxembourg, and at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin, the team's expertise is helping to prepare the next generation of graduates to work professionally at the interface between science and society.

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