„Dialog macht Schule“ is a new German education programme. The programme’s name is a play on words: Schule machen is a German idiom meaning to spread, to be imitated, to catch on.
The basis of the company’s activities is taking dialogue into schools thus promoting a new school culture (which we hope will catch on and be imitated). The programme brings together personal development, civic education and integration in a new way.
University students, most of them with their own immigration background, are trained to become tutors of a learning process – we call them dialogue facilitators - and will accompany students from the 7th form (i.e. the age of about 13) in weekly sessions within normal class schedules or in voluntary study groups over a period of 2-3 years.