Creativity (some thoughts about networks)
Creativity through diversity (Prof. Kruse)
8 negative Rules for success in an environment
Management of scientific processes:
1. Management: to organize and optimize systems and processes.
2. Coaching: to support and coach people in the sense of team leadership.
3. creation of meaning: so people can fascinate for the new.
4. Networking: to promote the networking to take advantage of the intelligence of the group.
Entwicklungsbedingungen und Hirnforschung
Resonanz und Leistung von Kindern
Case study education: Waldorf
There is an alternative form of education which takes a holistic view of the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of the child. We can choose an education for our children which values and respects their childhood.
"education is a journey, not a race", so wrote Rudolf Steiner, whose work is the inspiration for Waldorf education.
A balance of practical, emotional and intellectual learning is the aim, appropriate for the individual child at each stage of their journey. As Steiner put it: education for the head, heart and hands
Learning and feeling, schools (Ohne Gefühl geht gar nichts! Gerald Hüther)
Waldorf School in Bremen-Osterholz
Paar Ideen zu Medien
Challenges of Earth System Science, Ethics, and Society
Most of the concern about present climate change has been brought about because it seems that change is occurring at an unprecedented rate, that any equilibrium position is likely to be thousands of years off, and that existing species are unlikely to be able to adapt quickly and easily under such conditions. The main anthropogenic sources of CO2 are the burning of fossil fuels (about 75 %) and changes in landuse patterns by deforestation (about 25%).
Earth Ethics is to educate the public and increase awareness about environmental and social issues at local, regional, and global levels. The current human relationship with the earth is quite often destructive, and yet, Planet Earth is our only life-support system, our very reason for existence. Major issues have to be solved: enough food and water, as well as carbon-free energy sources. Effective food and water resources management and development are central to sustainable growth.
The study of climate change is necessarily interdisciplinary, crossing boundaries between science, economics, law, and international relations.
1) intergenerational ethics of climate change ...
that even in the absence of certainty about the exact impacts of climate change, there is a real moral problem posed by subjecting future generations to the risk of severe harms. This implies a motive for action in spite of the scientific and economic uncertainties.
2) to adequately capture all of the relevant costs and benefits ...
A disproportionate burden from global climate change will be placed on developing countries - many of which already encounter considerable challenges and may lack the resources to combat threats to environmental, economic and social development. Climate justice is the concept that encapsulates this stark reality: those that will be most seriously affected by climate change today are the least responsible for the shift in Earth’s climate.
the developed countries should take the lead role in bearing the costs of climate change, while the less developed countries should be allowed to increase emissions for the foreseeable future.
those who are most responsible for climate change are not the same people as those most vulnerable to its effects.
to adequately take into account costs with special features, such as irreversible and nonsubstitutable damages, that are especially associated with climate change ...
3) Earth System science matters: Earth system science is traditionally split into various disciplines (Geology, Physics, Meteorology, Oceanography, Biology etc.) and several sub-disciplines. Overall, the diversity of expertise provides a solid base for interdisciplinary research. However, gaining holistic insights into the Earth system requires the integration of observations, paleoclimate data, analysis tools and modeling. These different approaches of Earth system science are rooted in various disciplines that cut across a broad range of timescales. It is, therefore, necessary to link these disciplines at a relatively early stage in PhD programs. The linking of ‘data and modeling’, as it is the special emphasis in our graduate school, enables graduate students from a variety of disciplines to cooperate and exchange views on the common theme of Earth system science, which leads to a better understanding of processes within a global context.