kick-off event announced

By Team TECE

April 1, 2021

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We are excited to launch the new AdB and Tisch College of Civic Life project, the “Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE)”, with an open event that will explore practices and policies of politische Bildung and civic learning in Germany and the U.S. The two speakers, Dr. Peter Levine, Associate Dean and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in the Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, and Prof. Bettina Heinrich, Professor of Social Work and Culture Work at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg, will each give a brief overview of concepts, infrastructures and approaches in each national context, followed by questions from the audience. We look forward to an engaging discussion that will provide food for thought and kick-off this year-long transatlantic conversation.

Dr. Peter Levine

Associate Dean and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University's Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life
Peter Levine is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. Trained as a moral/political philosopher, Levine has spent most of his career conducting applied empirical research and organizing professional efforts related to civic life in the United States, including sustained work on civic education, voting rights, public deliberation, social movements, and the measurement of social capital. His nine books include the forthcoming What Should We Do? A Theory of Civic Life (Oxford University Press). He helped to found and then led CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), which is now part of Tisch College. He was a co-author of the Civic Mission of Schools report (2003) and the College, Career and Citizenship (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (2013). He serves on the NAEP civics committee and the boards of Discovering Justice, Everyday Democracy, the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, and Street Law, Inc.

Prof. bettina heinrich

Professor or Social Work at the Protestant University of Applied sciences Ludwigsburg
Bettina Heinrich is a professor at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg. She studied education and cultural studies at the University of Tübingen and spent a year in São Paulo, Brazil. After graduating, she worked in various management positions at the intersections of cultural work and policy, education, as well as social work – among others, at the Stiftung für Kulturelle Weiterbildung und Kulturberatung (Foundation for Cultural Continuing Education and Cultural Consulting), at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, at the Berlin and Brussels headquarters of the German Association of Cities and Towns; from 2007, she was deputy head of the Department of Cultural Affairs at the Berlin Senate Chancellery (government of Berlin) and subsequently director of the Wannseeforum Foundation. In the winter semester of 2014/15, she was appointed to the Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersection of culture, politics and civil society movements and the question of how cooperative and collaborative work processes can be designed today, in a multidisciplinary, multi-professional project landscape anchored in the policy fields of cultural and civic education and social work.



After the main event, we will hold an informal Q&A session to answer any questions from prospective applicants about the TECE Fellowship application process. More information on the application process can be found here.

The event will take place on April 20th 2021, 5-6pm (CET) / 11–noon (EST) and will take place in English.

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