International Summer Studies Programme, June 2018

The University of Education Freiburg and the College of Teacher Education in Basel, situated in the south of Germany and the northwest of Switzerland, work together to offer an inspiring opportunity: study top current issues of teacher education with an international faculty!

Date: Monday, June 4th till Friday, June 29th 2018

 - Venues: Freiburg Germany (4th – 16th of June) and Basel Switzerland (16th – 29th of June)

- Total ECTS points: 12

- All courses are taught in English

All informations also available in this brochure

What participants of the 2017 summer school like to share about their experience:

"I enjoyed the rich discussions and exchange of ideas and thoughts.

Another thing I liked was doing our own research and being able to look into countries/topics of our own choice".


"I consider the summer studies a great contribution to my overall studies. I liked that it really challenged me in my thinking about the topic, and it gave me a more reflective approach to my studies in general".


"I learned a lot about justice".




Inclusion, power relations, inequalities and justice,

June 4th - 8th

There is a broad consensus that the programme of inclusion is a valuable concept and that an inclusive society is something we have to fight for. Inclusion, the way it is developed by United Nations, is primarily a positive programmatic orientation trying to replace negative perspective on social inequalities and power relations through a perspective on equity and justice. The radical idea of an inclusive society aims to maximize the chances of a good and healthy life of all human beings, independent from possible personal disabilities. Read more

Inclusive Education – regional, national and international perspectives on inclusive school development, June 11th - 15th

Inclusive Education deals with the analysis of participation/exclusion of people within organizational contexts of society, e.g. school. After the ratification of the UN-Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2006, many countries, including Germany and Switzerland, legally signed on to establish an “inclusive education system at all levels” (Art. 24, UN). Inclusive Education, therefore, has risen to become an international phenomenon – with different recontextualizations within the specific national and regional contexts. Read more

Public History: Monuments as sites of social debate on inclusion and exclusion, June 18th - 22nd

Content and learning outcomes:

Monuments and memorials are mediums of public history and sites of social debate on inclusion and exclusion. They are representations of the society in the period in which they were created. The initiation, creation and implementation of monuments have resulted from various debates in society. We investigate how social and political consensus emerges to commemorate the event or person they represent. Social meanings of monuments are rarely fixed. We examine the different stages, from the initiation to the implementation and reception of selected monuments to the present day. Read more

Life Skills Education, Human rights education and Inclusion, June 24th - 29th

The seminar will focus on the significance of life skills education, human rights education and democratic education for the processes of inclusion in educational settings (pre-school, school, vocational training etc.). For the successful creation of an inclusive society there are many different dimensions that should be considered. The entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2008, its ratification by most countries and its implementation into national law are some of the most important steps towards the development of inclusive structures on the macro-level.

In this seminar, we will discuss the crucial question as to how far life skills education, human rights education and democratic education can support the implementation of inclusive cultures in society and in educational settings. Read more

Teachers: Uwe Bittlingmayer and Andreas Koepfer (University of Education Freiburg); Diana Sahrai and Gaby Sutter (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – School of Teacher Education)



Fees and other cost

The Summer Studies programme tuition fee is 2’700 Euro for the course (four modules). Students from our partner universities do not pay tuition fees. Partner universities should nominate their students by February 1st 2018.

Not included in the fee: Cost for the trip to Berlin (250€) and a weekend in the Swiss mountains (about 130€), health insurance, visa cost, meals in Berlin and Basel, additional sightseeing trips and personal expenses. Accommodation cost see below.


We offer accommodation in Freiburg and in Basel for the duration of the Summer Studies at a reasonable price in 2 or 3 bed rooms. Participants will be accommodated in a suitable guesthouse (Freiburg) and in the Basel Youth Hostel close to the university campus for a total of 1480 Euros. Breakfast on all days as well as lunch and dinner in Freiburg, the transfer from Freiburg to Basel on 17. June and public transport in Basel from 17. to 30. June are included. Both accommodations are in quiet and safe neighbourhoods.

Accommodation in Freiburg: Studienhaus Wiesneck




Apply now through this link. Once on our application form, please select "Summer Studies".

The application deadline is April 15th 2018.

For later applications, we cannot guarantee accommodation as descriped above.

 Please note: The information given on this page might still undergo some changes.

Our student assistant

Milan Harrenkamp is responsible for the side programme and students applications.
For informations about the programme or your application, contact him at