At the beginning of the year, we posted an English-language publication containing historical essays designed to tell the story of 'stolen children' from Central and Eastern Europe. It depicted the policies of the Nazi authorities, the process of obtaining and germanising children and, by showing the fates of individuals, how strongly these events left their mark on them.

The publication included texts by authors from Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Ukraine [link]

Today we are posting all the texts from this publication in the national languages of their authors:

MMR - MODEL OF REFLECTIVE THINKING modeled on scientific, critical and reflective thinking. METHODICAL GUIDE, Krzyżowa 2021

TEAM OF EXPERTS: Daiva Žiogienė, Jurgita Banienė, Jolanta Bakšienė, Virginija Kučienė, Iwona Machoń-Pluszczewska and Tamara Chorąży
EDITED BY: Iwona Machoń-Pluszczewska

This publication describes the MMR methods - a model of reflective thinking, modeled on scientific, critical and creative thinking. The methods of the Theory of Constraints used in Onikszty in Lithuanian schools were used to create the model of reflective thinking.

The publication is a product of the MMR grant project (number MWSO-4-2019-156) co-financed under the project of Grupa Profesja Sp. z o.o. POWR. 04.00-00-0093 / 17 "International cooperation pays off. Grants for the transnational cooperation component for beneficiaries of standard projects implemented in the scope of thematic objectives 8-11 co-financed from the ESF under OP KED or ROP in the financial perspective 2014-2020".

We present a publication that is the result of the project "Courage to change, courage to act", which lasted in 2018-2021, carried out jointly by the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Kreisau Initiative e. V., Fundacja EkoRozwoju, Instytut Globalnej Odpowiedzialności, Konzeptwerk Neue Oekonomie, Fairbindung and Kolektyw Trenerski Lepiej.

As part of the project, nine trainings for educators from Poland and Germany took place, as well as three symposia in the field of education and sustainable development (including one in Krzyżowa: Let's go! How to create environmentally sustainable education places?). 

The publication is in the form of a textbook on education for sustainable development, transformative learning and education for post-growth. You can find there mainly exercises for working with groups, both teenagers and adults. They have been selected in such a way that with their help it is possible to work on three different levels, necessary in education for the socio-ecological transformation: acquiring awareness of the problems, deepening the knowledge about the realities and getting to know different perspectives, and taking action. The issues raised in the handbook concern, inter alia, critique of growth, social justice; and strategies for sustainable development. The publication proposes 22 exercises that are diverse, both in terms of the issues they touch upon and the methods of work. They were developed in a Polish-German team of educators and non-formal educators, taking into account the Polish context in education for the social and ecological transformation.

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