Intercultural education emphasizes the unity and interdependence of human society, the development of self-confidence and the appreciation of cultural diversity, the affirmation of social justice and human rights as well as inspiring actions for peace and partnership for a sustainable future around the world.
Acquisition of skills
As part of intercultural education, students deal productively with other perceptions and expressions in social life. This includes the ability to critically question one's own pictures of others as well as to know and reflect on the social framework conditions for the creation of such pictures.
In dealing with other cultures, worldviews, religions and different traditions, one's own viewpoints and values are relativized. The appreciation of cultural diversity leads to the expansion of personal experience and action horizon.
References to the subjects
Especially in the subjects Ethik (Lower secondary level) and Philosophy (Upper secondary level), taking on new perspectives and dealing with other cultures is discussed and practiced.
In the artistic subjects critical and creative access to culturally influenced works and manifestations is an important subject.
In the foreign languages Intercultural competence is a central component of the lesson and is therefore explicitly shown in the competence model.
In the Social sciences (history, political education, ethics and geography) as well as in the subject German there are starting points for comparative considerations from different cultural perspectives.
International student exchange
International student exchanges fulfill important aspects of our educational mission. It makes a significant contribution to the development of young people in various areas such as personal development or the development of intercultural competence.
The unique cooperation with the mit BAU Global network enables students at our grammar school to gain international teaching experience abroad, which prepares them for their further education in a globalized world of work. This international exchange offers pupils the freedom to develop their own ideas and bring them into the social debate. Often, formative stays abroad during the educational path also lead to a commitment to the benefit of the general public.
Learning experiences through cross-border mobility therefore create the basis for young girls and boys to be able to move around in Europe and around the world. They also open up professional and personal perspectives. Mobility is therefore part of social participation and a basic right for all young people. The interest in other people in your own environment grows and enriches the international network through an expanded circle of friends.
Last but not least, the foundations for political stability and the economic success of our country in an increasingly globalized world are laid by a young generation that is open to the world, with a high level of intercultural competence and an understanding of other ways of life.
School partnership project Fulbord Academy in Canada
With us, pupils in lower and upper secondary levels can expand their English and intercultural skills during a study trip to the Fulford Academy in Canada, a partner school of the BAU Global Network.
In doing so, they come into contact with the local culture and exchange ideas intensively with their foreign classmates, e.g. B. About their deeply felt perceptions, beliefs and values that influence their way of life and the way they see the world.