Truth and Lie

Paths to experiencing truth – or the art of encountering the world and oneself

By Claus-Peter Röh, March 2020

The goal of laying down in young people the ability to distinguish between truth and untruth appears to be more contested than ever today. There is a great lack of clarity and certainty in public life as to which “facts” can still be trusted – or not. Juggling between lies and truth is commonplace. [more]

Truth and Lie

“Truth is a torch; but a huge one”. Motifs from the core zone of adolescence

By Andre Bartoniczek, March 2020

What does it mean for a young person when they learn that the captain of a rescue ship which has just rescued 53 people from the sea is described by Italy’s interior minister as a “criminal”, a German member of parliament calls her an “accomplice of people smugglers” and representatives of a German governing party refer in general to “refugee tourism”? [more]

Truth and Lie

The birth of the lie

By Marica Bodrožić, March 2020

It was early 1983. The time when the iron power structure of established authority in the socialist world began gradually to give way. [more]

Truth and Lie

A Little Apologia for Truth

By Lorenzo Ravagli, March 2020

”Assuming we want truth, why not rather untruth?” This famous question from Nietzsche resulting from too long a glance into the abyss, which looked back into the questioner, arises from the philosopher's presumption that human beings require illusions in order to master even halfway the cruelty of life with all its injustices. [more]

Series, Truth and Lie

Patron saint of children

By Nana Göbel, March 2020

Klara Hattermann and the beginnings of the Waldorf kindergarten movement. [more]

Spotlight, Truth and Lie

Not playing along anymore

By Stefan Ruf, March 2020

It is striking: the two people who on a global “hero ranking” probably occupy the top places could at first sight not be more different. [more]

Editorial, Transitions

Changing matter

By Mathias Maurer, February 2020

Henry sits listlessly at his desk. He displays no interest in the history lesson whatsoever. Suddenly he sits up: how can it be that this despot came to power? [more]


Dancing the waltz. Layers of consciousness in lessons

By Wilfried Sommer, February 2020

In almost every class there are pupils for whom the changing phases in a lesson represent a challenge. Once a task has been set out, for example, and the materials have to be prepared, they hesitate for so long that there is hardly any time left actually to start on the first work stages themselves. [more]


Sleep deficit – what to do? School in a healthy rhythm

By Gisela King, February 2020

Are you familiar with this? Anyone with small children will have little chance of sleeping in at the weekend because our offspring are already up bright and early. That is different with grandparents because their sleep rhythm often fits in well with younger children; they go to bed earlier and earlier as the years go by and get up earlier and earlier. Maybe they do a bit of (early) childcare occasionally so that the parents can have a lie in? [more]

Living Teachers, Transitions

Figs on the Euphrates – elders on the Neckar: the path of Hamza Salama

By Meike Bischoff, February 2020

The sturdy young man appears to fill the doorframe, he smiles awkwardly, his legs cannot hide a certain restlessness. Dark eyes look attentively from the oval face with its shock of black hair. His face awakens associations with times past – Harun al-Rashid – Euphrates and Tigris – enchanting tones ascending … [more]

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