PH Schwäbisch Gmünd » Einrichtungen » Akademisches Auslandsamt » International Week Cultures of Education

International Week „Cultures of Education“


Cultures of Education in Theory, Research and Practice

April 27 – 30, 2020

We are living in a world that is shaped by globalization and transformation. This also affects education: local traditions and cultures of education are transforming. On the one hand, we have a huge exchange of ideas, concepts, and approaches through international collaboration. On the other hand, such exchanges have led to increased universalization and standardization which have devalued traditional and local educational practices and narrowed the thinking about education. Both theory and practice can lend themselves to multiple perspectives on how education can look like in today’s rapidly changing world.

We are very happy to invite colleagues from our partner institutions to join our international week to present their approaches in education to colleagues and students, give insights into their local educational traditions and recent developments, and to discuss their ideas on education with the participants.

  • Proposals from preprimary, primary and secondary education are welcome. Your topic can focus upon families, peer groups, institutions and society (curricula, laws, politics, children right’s, etc. ), or any other topic related to the field.
  • If you would like to share practical approaches with students, you are invited to give also a workshop within our International Comenius Week about “Diversity in Education” which is taking place at the same time.
  • Please send your application including your proposal for your presentation(s) by 15 February 2020 to monika.becker(at)
  • During the week, participants will have the opportunity to visit a local school or Kindergarten.
  • We can host up to 20 colleagues and are hoping for a great variety of nationalities and topics. You will receive a confirmation at the end of February.
  • Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs as well as a participation fee of 75.- € per person. The fee covers the welcome event, coffee breaks as well as lunches and dinners Tue – Thu.
  • If you are from one of our Erasmus partners, please apply for Erasmus STA or STT funding at your home institution. Our Erasmus code is D SCHWA-G01.
  • The working language will be English. Our programme will start with a welcoming event on Monday April 27th, at 18:00.
  • A detailed programme of the week will be published on that website from the end of March on.
  • For those of you who want to get to know our beautiful area a bit more, we organize a cultural field trip on May 1st for additional 25.- € (transportation, entrances and lunch).

 We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Schwäbisch Gmünd!



We recommend the Hotel "Fortuna" where a number of rooms is pre-booked for participants. A single room will cost 82.- Euros per night for participants of the staff week. Please book directly at the hotel and mention that you are a participant of the International Week at the "Pädagogische Hochschule".

Contact information Hotel Fortuna:

Hotel Fortuna, Hauberweg 4, D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd

Phone: +49 7171 109 0