The targets are – put briefly – a positive self-concept, empathy, the ability of creative-critical thinking, the acquisition of decision-making competence and problem-solution competence. The development of relationship competence and strengthening of emotional competence complete the canon of targets. For implementation of education targets, life competence is specified according to Schuricht & Zubrägel (2011) in subject areas within which connections can be made to curricular and extra¬curricular contents.
At the moment, we are working to disconnect the concept from the theoretical level and to translate it into our life at the school and boarding school. We make use of existing structures for this, such as trained cornets, the school psychologist and the team of social pedagogues, as well as, of course, subject teachers. At the same time, we develop our structures and involve external partners depending on the subject field. Available formats include not only lessons, but, among others, “obligos” to which we invite theater groups or lecturers. Mr. Karrasch as the head of the boarding school and Mr. Panning as the school psychologist will gladly answer any specific questions you have on the content and implementation of the life-skills concept at the Marienau school.