Symposium “Theory and Practice: Global Learning within Encouters in the Context of North-South School Partnerships”

In German

International school exchanges with partners from countries in the Global South have gained importance over the last few years. But how can school exchanges in the context of South-North school partnerships become places of Global Learning? Which opportunities and difficulties does the particular learning setting of school North-South exchanges offer? Answers to these questions about theory and practice have been discussed during the symposium on Global Education and Encounters in the Context of North-South School Partnerships from may 02nd to 03rd in Kassel.

If you haven´t had the chance to visit the symposium or if you like to reflect on the contents we provide a  video documentary and most of the presentations online documented for you:


find videos and powerpoint presentations of all keynotes

Panel Sessions
find videos and powerpoint presentation of some presentations

Poster & Video Statements
find poster presentations and video statements. 


visual impressions

The publication „Global Education and North-South-School Partnerships“ is in preparation and will be published December 2016.


Background Information
Call for Participation:  –> click!
Find here the programme (overview) –> click!
Find here the information on the panels –> click!

What is particular about a „Theory and Practice Symposium“?
A Theory and Practice Symposium aims to connect theoretical and practical perspectives. Practitioners shall have the opportunity to reflect their work, academics and funding organisations shall get to know the demands of the practice. Hence, a Theory and Practice Symposium is far more than a network meeting of a certain „scene“ (here: people that organise or fund excursions in the context of school partnerships), but it has the goal to reflect its experiences in the light of theoretical perspectives – in this case those of „Global Learning“.

Why a „Call for Participation“?
With our Call for Participation“ we enable every contributor an active, costless participation. The guidelines facilitate the preparation process and shall provide information and support for the contributors to focus their submission on the subject of the symposium.

Support circle
The symposium is conceptualised and implemented with support of our cooperating partners, that are also responsable for the selection of the submissions. In our support circle all relevant stakeholders are represented: represtantives of NGOs, an academical and a funding perspective and representatives of the Global South.

Weitere Meldungen zur Tagung:

Cooperating Partners:
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Erziehungswissenschaft, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Brot für die Welt – Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst
EPIZ Reutlingen
Humboldtschule Bad Homburg
Raymonde Driesen, freie Trainerin

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Fachstelle GLiS
Globales Lernen in der Schule

Comenius-Institut, Ev. Arbeitsstätte für Erziehungswissenschaft e.V.
Schreiberstr. 12
48149 Münster

Sonja Richter
Tel.:         +49 (0) 251 98101-34
Mail:       richter[at]


ENSA – Entwicklungspolitisches Schulaustauschprogramm

ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL gGmbH – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen
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10785 Berlin

Claudia Schilling
Tel.:  +49 (0) 3025482364
Mail:   claudia.schilling[at]


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