Cooperation VHS - Silent University

The most important and best-known institutions of adult education in Germany are the Adult Education Centre (VHS). They offer standardised teaching concepts which is important for the concrete realisation of freedom and democracy such as qualification emancipation. The type of teaching methodology offered by the VHS encourages the participants to determine the content themselves and to work on it independently. In some cases, discussion groups replace frontal teaching and the needs of the people takes centre stage.

The structural similarities between the idea of the adult education centre and the Silent University are obvious: people who have a certain knowledge and / or have special craft or artistic talents share their insights and skills with others who have correspondingly targeted interests and a willingness to learn. Different forms of self-empowerment take place on the part of both teachers and learners. Among initiators and interested parties, a solidarity develops that is often lacking in standardised educational institutions. Places of knowledge production are places of communion that give hope and orientation. It becomes obvious why the SUR has decided to carry out this project with the VHS.

Upcoming Events

Immigrant Empowerment durch Berufsorientierung
mit Rebecca Fischer & Justin Fonkeu
Silent University at VHS Saturday 21. May 2022, 11.00 Uhr / at vier.zentrale Saturday 25. June 2022, 11.00 Uhr
World Dance Salon
Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte und María Mercedes Flores Mujica
Dancing workshop series → Thursday 28. April 2022, 10.00 Uhr / Wednesday May 18 and Thursday May 19 2022 | 10 am to 12.30 pm / Wednesday June 22 and Thursday June 23 2022 | 10 am to 12.30 pm
Immigrant Creativity: Works of Art
Workshop Series → Saturday May 21 | 11 am to 4 pm / Saturday June 04 | 11 am to 4 pm

Past Events

Learning German playfully
Martina Becker-Gläsel
Online Seminar → Mondays from 8 to 9.30 PM | 25.10.2021 to 17.01.2022
Immigrant Empowerment durch Berufsorientierung
mit Rebecca Fischer & Justin Fonkeu
Silent University in der vier.zentrale Saturday 09. October 2021, 11.00 Uhr / in der vier.zentrale Saturday 23. October 2021, 11.00 Uhr / in der Volkshochschule Saturday 13. November 2021, 11.00 Uhr / in der Volkshochschule Mülheim an der Ruhr Saturday 04. December 2021, 11.00 Uhr
Get to know (each other) dancing
Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte und María Mercedes Flores Mujica
Silent University 17.11.2021 | 11:15 - 12:45
Tanz@Home - Sich und andere tanzend kennenlernen
Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte und María Mercedes Flores Mujica
Silent University Mittwochs 10:00 bis 11:130 | bis 28.07.
6 questions for my body
Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte
Online Workshop series for women Series of Onlineworkshops | fully booked every other wednesday 5 to 6:30 p.m. until April 14th
Learning German playfully
Martina Becker-Gläsel
Online Seminar Online-Kurs bis 06.04. jeden Dienstag 17:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Digital transformation during Covid-19
Lecture and Discussion → Saturday 23. April 2022, 15.00 Uhr