One-sided interpretations of Silicon Valley

Developing a critical understanding of our times is perhaps the most important facet of competence in a democratically legitimized society. Public broadcasting, with its educational mandate, should (among other things) help to perpetuate such a critical understanding: This effort shines through the documentary about “Utopia – crazy visions in Silicon Valley” – and leaves one […]

Professional qualifications – how much of them do you really need?

The Institute of Psychology at Humboldt University in Berlin ran its algorithms over 860,000 online job ads in the construction and catering industries on behalf of the Bertelsmann Foundation. THE CENTRAL RESULT Specific occupational fields would hardly be in demand here anymore. Rather, “unskilled” workers must also demonstrate certain “competencies.” The difference between “skilled workers” […]

[EduFutures] Mandy Singer-Brodowski: ESD & Transformative Learning

What is this episode about? Mandy Singer-Brodowski has been working for many years as a researcher in the field of education for sustainable development and transformative learning at the Institut Futur of the FU Berlin. She is currently a visiting professor there as part of Freie Universität’s international joint project UNA Europa. “Science Creates Futures” […]

[The NeWoS] The difference between IT and digital competence

Excerpts from the June NeWoS The other day I visited the knowledge forum” Region gestalten – Leben, Arbeiten, Mitgestalten in ländlichen Räumen“. In the context of the conference program, various studies were briefly presented, which mainly dealt with the comparability of the different rural regions in Germany. One of these studies triggered me because it […]