Sustainable Education at Catholic Schools based on the Marchtaler Plan
Teacher at church schools
Place of study
Start of the program
Standard length of the program
Part-time studies possible
The continuing education offer “Sustainable Education at Catholic Schools based on the Marchtaler Plan” responds to the major challenges schools are currently faced with. The aim is to develop a way for responsibly shaping the world and unfolding individuality and personality by taking into account structural elements from progressive education. This continuing education certificate is particularly aimed at teachers of member schools of the Katholisches Schulwerk. The training will take place at explicitly designated places of learning for sustainability.
The program in detail
The course is conducted as a blended learning event over 12 months, i.e. as a content-coordinated mixture of mainly classroom phases and online learning. The instructors of the certificate contribute their interdisciplinary university and school expertise.
Module 1: Christian View of Human Life in the Horizon of a Good Life for All
Philosophical and pedagogical views of human life
Biblical-theological views of human life
Education for sustainable development: Responsibility for Creation – Shaping the world
School as an innovative place of learning for a good life
Module 2: Enabling Pedagogy and Profile Development at Catholic Schools
Teacher personality and staff development
Catholic schools: Foundations, profile development, and perspectives
Catholic schools in the context of school development
Private school law
Module 3: Profile Elements of Catholic Schools for the Realization of a Future-oriented Education
Alternative performance measurement
Participation / class council
School pastoral as a field of action for good life
Work shadowing / practical examples
Module 4: Structural Elements of the Marchtaler Plan I: Morning Circle and Forms of Free Work
Theory and practice of the morning circle
Theory and practice of forms of free work
Future-oriented places of living and learning
Module 5: Structural Elements of the Marchtaler Plan II: Networked Teaching and Specialized Subject Teaching
Prerequisites of networked teaching from brain research, neurodidactics and learning theory
Theory and practice of networked teaching
Development and implementation of the lesson plan
Theory and practice of specialized subject teaching
Module 6: Advanced Theological Approaches
Images of God
Liturgy: Church year, liturgical rituals
Spirituality of Creation
Study locations of the program are Eichstätt, Plankstetten and Hirschberg.
The seminar fee for the entire program amounts to € 550.00 plus costs for overnight accommodation, meals and travel expenses.
The collaboration partners and participating institutions of the program are presented here (in german).
KU students and alumni have voted for their University to be Germany's most popular university in the 2021 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. The ranking was based on over 40,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 98 percent of students questioned for the ranking would recommend studying at the KU to others.
"There is no better praise for a university than almost 100 percent of students and alumni agreeing: I can only recommend studying at the KU! That is why we are very pleased with the ranking’s outcome, because it expresses the high level of satisfaction of our students," says KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien.
Short distances on campus at the KU save time and avoid stress. The KU is a campus University with modern facilities. The buildings on campus are located close to the Eichstätt old town. Although the University and its campus has grown, it is still characterized by short distances: In Eichstätt, everything can be reached within ten minutes’ walking distance. On campus, green spaces such as the Hofgarten are the perfect places to relax. The garden of the Kapuzinerkloster is also used by different student initiatives for their projects. The canteen is located at the heart of the Eichstätt campus and has a sun deck and cafeteria that leave nothing to be desired.
What sets the KU apart
Studying at the KU is more than just acquiring specialist knowledge. We broaden our horizons together and take on responsibility in and beyond the individual degree programs. The KU has a particular focus on topics such as personal development, sustainability, social skills and social commitment.
It offers its students the possibility to study and work in a welcoming atmosphere and benefit from outstanding support and comprehensive service offers, a well-stocked library, a broad range of sports and leisure activities and a large global network of approx. 300 partner universities. Our team at the International Office helps you to plan your semester abroad and the KU Career Service provides comprehensive advice and support for embarking on your professional career.
Eichstätt and the surrounding Altmühltal natural park are not only a popular destination for culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also for cyclists, climbers, canoeists and fossil collectors. Located between Munich and Nuremberg, the city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture as well as a broad variety of cultural offerings and leisure activities.
The Baroque park at the heart of the campus and the nearby banks of the Altmühltal river are the KU’s “green living room”. Another big advantage: all University facilities are just a short walk away from each other.
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