Publisher's View, Freedom

Stars in the sky

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, September 2019

Have you heard of the “Democratic Voice of Youth”? It is an association of young people who have grown tired of waiting for us oldies finally to wake up. [more]

Publisher's View, Learning languages

Learning from the freedom of children

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, August 2019

A recent scene at the baggage carousel: nothing has happened for an hour, then an announcement that there will, unfortunately, be a further delay. All the waiting passengers are irritated, tiredly check their smartphones, and feel the weight of lost time! All of them? ... [more]

Publisher's View, Body Cult

Listen and act!

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, July 2019

Greta Thunberg posted a thought on 17 March. On Facebook. She referred to the report Mitigation of Climate Change in which the IPCC 2014 discussed the importance of nuclear energy in relation to a low-carbon energy supply and wrote: “Let’s leave that debate until we look at the full picture.” [more]

Publisher's View, Getting digitalised

We’re the prediction

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, June 2019

“Prediction is difficult – particularly when it involves the future.” Be it Mark Twain or someone else who said these nice words: if we ask ourselves today where we will be in a hundred years, the prediction is certainly difficult. [more]

Publisher's View, Pure Garments

Attitude – unfaked

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, December 2018

A few weeks ago I visited the director of our Waldorf100 films in California and experienced the deep shame of many Americans about their president. [more]

Publisher's View

Envelopment

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, November 2018

“Today it’s the school’s birthday!” calls Lena full of anticipation as she puts on her costume for the class play with which she and her class 2 will welcome the new and muuuuuch younger class 1 pupils in an hour. [more]

Publisher's View, Challenge & Support

Good news

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, July 2018

It happens – rarely, but not never – that an article in Erziehungskunst really annoys me. That includes an interview with Daniele Ganser which was published in 2016 shortly after I had had cause to warn the Waldorf schools against inviting “any old conspiracy theorists” and instead appealed for well-founded social studies lessons. [more]

Publisher's View, We and the bees

On the test rig

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, June 2018

In mid-February, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper published an interview with the Tübingen academic media expert Bernhard Pörksen. He attested that as a result of the unrestricted access to and constant availability of the media there was a mood in our society in which people were constantly agitated and scandalised and that it was developing into a “democracy of outrage”. [more]

Publisher's View, Elements

Leisure 4.0

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, May 2018

“Time doesn’t pass any faster than before but we pass by it in a greater hurry,” said George Orwell, world-famous author of the books 1984 and Animal Farm not long before his death in 1950. [more]

Publisher's View, Working & Learning

Elective affinities

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, April 2018

A sociologist from Quito reported on what had impressed him the most when he moved from Ecuador to Germany. “In Ecuador,” he said, “95 percent of my best friends are members of my family. This is how it is there, friends are often siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, members of the family. In Germany, it is a very different state of affairs. Here, many of your children have no siblings at all, as well as no cousins, aunts and uncles. And if it does happen to be the case that they do, then they live all over the place, completely separated.”  [more]

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