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"Zukunftswerkstatt" South-North School Partnerships
South-North School Partnerships are an important instrument of Global Education as they facilitate the direct contact between persons from different countries and cultural backgrounds. The establishment of personal relations and learning from each other help to deconstruct stereotypes and prejudices. Besides these positive effects, persons active in South-North School Partnerships sometimes face obstacles: Language barriers, problems of communication, different expectations, few support from collegues...
The seminar which took place on the 29th and 30th of October 2011 dealt with these problems as well as the potential of South-North School Partnerships. Participants from Mozambique, Cameroon, Senegal, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Germany discussed and exchanged experiences and developed ideas to strengthen their respective School Partnership.The methodology "Zukunftswerkstatt" was supporting the creative process of analyzing, brainstorming and discussing and motivated the participants to actively promote new ideas.
The seminar was jointly organised and executed by KATE e.V. and KoordinierungsKreis Mosambik e.V. (KKM).
The results are documented in a blog: Blog zur Zukunftswerkstatt Süd-Nord-Schulpartnerschaften.