Why are we running this project?

Schools have a challenging job within society. In order to support pupils in the best way possible, schools need to have enough well-trained teachers as well as educational management personnel who can create the structures and conditions required to fulfill the mission of education. However, many teachers as well as school administrators feel overburdened by such growing social challenges as inclusion, immigration, and digitization – not to mention a large amount of bureaucracy and the wide range of tasks that need to be dealt with. This is where we as a foundation want to contribute.

What are our goals?

The Foundation Course is a scholarship program for education students which will give them the capabilities to actively help shape schools as teachers, creators, and administrators and to assume leadership roles.

How does the project work?

In addition to financial support through funding from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Foundation Course offers scholarship holders a varied program of events:

  • Week-long academies demonstrate what it means to shape a school program. The focus is on everyday life at school, school development, and school management – both in theory and in practice.
  • In weekend seminars, participants practice such skills as moderating groups, planning projects, or developing concepts for a school program. Subjects include communicating appropriately for your target audience, fundraising in schools, conflict management, and intercultural skills. All of the events have one thing in common: Designing school is no longer an abstract concept; participants experience it up close and in the real world, at many schools across the country.

Who is the target group?

The Foundation Course is a scholarship programm for student teachers.

Who organizes and supports the project?

The Foundation Course is a joint program by the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.