IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Cooperation between NGOs and schools: conditions for success

09 February 2022, 2:00 pm–3:15 pm

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In this webinar, Annette Scheunpflug, Marina Wagener and Lena Eich will discuss research on how to achieve successful and impactful NGO-school cooperation for global learning.

This event is free.

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Cooperation between schools and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) is a growing trend in global learning, and a phenomenon that has a long and interesting history.

Because enabling learning is the primary objective of schools, NGOs with a focus on global learning are naturally keen to enlist them as cooperation partners. And for schools, NGOs might be attractive partners for achieving engagement with civil society, as well as for assisting in delivering teaching on complex topics.

This webinar will reflect on the conditions for fruitful cooperation that promotes meaningful learning. Against the background of two empirical studies on NGO-school cooperation, conditions for the success of such cooperative endeavours will be described and critically discussed.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in global learning, NGOs, climate change education and sustainable development education.

ANGEL seminar series

This event is part of a series of online events run by the Academic Network for Global Education & Learning (ANGEL). The series is aimed at Global Education professionals, as well as anyone with an interest in research in the fields of Development Education, Global Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Peace, and Intercultural Education.

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About the Speakers

Annette Scheunpflug

Chair of Foundations in Education at Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg (Germany)

Professor Scheunpflug is also an elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Science. She has a broad international teaching and research experience in Europe, the US, Japan and several African countries. Her research covers aspects of educational quality, Anthropology of Education and Global Education. She is member of the editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft and the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, as well as the ANGEL advisory board.

Marina Wagener

Dr Wagener received her PhD in Education from the University of Bamberg with an empirical study on learning experiences of students in a learning environment enabled in cooperation of charity NGOs and schools. She has a long professional experience both in NGOs as well as a teacher in school. Her main research focus is on global learning and education for sustainable development.


Lena Eich

Dr Eich has just published her PhD about the cooperation of NGOs and school in the context of Global Learning (Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg). She studied educational sciences at the University of Regensburg. Her research focus is on Global Learning, cooperation and professional acting in pedagogy.