Erzieherakademie Heilbronn – The future of education
Following the successful start of its first school year in September 2019, the Erzieherakademie Heilbronn held its official opening ceremony on 7 November 2019 at the academy itself. There were around 100 guests in attendance, including its two managing directors, Dr Carsten Breyde and Thomas Frenzel, in addition to Silke Lohmiller, Managing Director of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.
Those in attendance enjoyed a colourful programme. Following the opening by Thomas Frenzel and head of school Isabel Engelhaus, learning expert Dr Daniel Hunold used a science slam to explain to guests how important teachers are for children’s personal development. The ensuing panel discussion debated the future of teacher training and how the profession has already changed. The discussion revealed that the host institutions, teachers and students all favour a close interconnection between theory and practice in practical education.
To give the guests some insight into practical activities in lessons, students showed off their rhythmic abilities on the djembe and cajon, led by music teacher Ralf Baumgärtner. As part of the opening ceremony, the first school photo of the teachers’ academy was unveiled by Silke Lohmiller. The ceremony drew to a close with refreshments and many interesting discussions.