CreatLearn Germany

CreatLearn is a South Baltic cooperation of 5 municipalities, their education administrations & pilot schools, art & culture NGOs, university and the UBC Commission on Education testing & implementing creative learning environments.

The objective of the CreatLearn project is to improve skills of teachers in South BSR – enabling them to lead and learn in a world requiring constantly improving skills.

The City of Rostock participates as city partner in CreatLearn in order to benefit from an international know-how exchange on creative learning processes. The City involves municipal schools from disadvantaged housing area (Lichtenhagen) and a music school into the project partnership to implement pilot projects on instrumental education within the school curriculum over two years time. They contribute to the partnership with their know-how on such a continuous cooperation regarding organisation as well as pedagogical tools. Students and teachers will take part in bilateral school class exchanges with Guldborgsund / DK. Rostock also invites the partners to take part in the memorial festival in Lichtenhagen, planned in 2012 on the occasion of the 20th centenary of the arson attack on the asylum-seeker home. The festival shall set a sign against racism and stands up for the common theme of all planned classroom projects: Civil Courage.

Bad Doberan is a very active and experienced partner in EU-funded measures to develop their region in all aspects determining future competitiveness. The Regional Council involves the Regional School Authority and four of its schools for pilot implementation projects. They will establish a close co-operation with AO 2 – an artists’ network organisation – to generate creative learning processes in various classroom projects combining different school subjects. Participating students and teachers will get into cross-border interaction via social media and other internet channels. With the gained experience, tools, methods and results they will actively contribute to the partnerships’ resource centre, the crossborder partner network meetings, South BSR teacher trainings, promotion and dissemination activities. Bad Doberan will as C 3 leader coordinate the joint work of implementing show cases on reforming school education according to the needs of modern society.