Current Research and Projects

"GCSO Teacher Education Project": In this project, Prof. Matthias Bart leads an international team to implement Education for Sustainable Development worldwide. As part of an education project funded by the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) at Arizona State University, the team of researchers and teachers will apply an innovative model for teacher training in Germany, Mexico and Ireland. The model builds on Barth's research on sustainability pedagogy, Arnim Wiek's research on sustainability competencies and Erin Redman's K-12 education programmes for teachers in the US. Infis staff members Kirsten Bruhn and Lydia Kater-Wettstädt will contribute to the implementation of the model in Germany and support teachers in implementing sustainable projects in their schools and communities.

"Educating Future Change Agents": This research project is a cooperation between Leuphana University and Arizona State University (ASU). Both universities have fully developed study programmes in sustainability sciences (Bachelor, Master, PhD) and are known for their innovative teaching and learning methods such as transdisciplinary, problem-based, project-based and solution-oriented learning. The project aims to provide answers to the questions "What competencies in sustainability are critical for future change agents, qualifying them for employability or entrepreneurship?". The project is led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Barth (Leuphana), Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt (Leuphana), Prof. Dr. Daniel Lang (Leuphana) and Prof. Dr. Arnim Wiek (ASU).

Future Centre for Teacher Education: The ZZL network at Leuphana University Lüneburg is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the joint "Quality Offensive Teacher Education" by the federal and state governments. Building on the experiences of the ZZL (Future Centre for Teacher Education), it will establish a cross-institutional and cross-phase network in the next few years to further improve the education of student teachers at Leuphana University Lüneburg in the three central fields of action "Heterogeneity and Inclusion ", "Competency-based Teaching Design " and "Profession-Related Support Services in Studies ". The Infis will participate from January 2017 with the first three campus schools for the subject of subject teaching.