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3rd conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” 22-24 May 2005 Vechta University Germany


The third international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS) was held on May 22-24, 2005 and organised by Vechta University (Germany). The sub-theme of the conference was “Holistic Education”. Experience exchange initiated during the previous conference continued. The landmark event of this conference was the establishment of Baltic and Black sea Circle Consortium in educational research (BBCC). New contacts were sought among conference participants. Diversity in the understanding of the concept ‘holistic education’ in different countries was discussed.

The third international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS) was held on May 22-24, 2005 and organised by Vechta University (Germany). The sub-theme of the conference was “Holistic Education”. The landmark event of this conference was the establishment of Baltic and Black sea Circle Consortium in educational research (BBCC).

Beside the further cooperation and the publication of the current JTET volume, the conference deepened the exchange of experiences. Furthermore, the contacts to the school projects of the Baltic-Sea-Contract countries were intensified. The experiences of the last conferences had shown that, although joint goals are shared, a more or less different interpretation of holistic education exists in different countries. Thus the differences and common features of the term holistic education as an enrichment were discussed.