For ten weeks at ECLA, drawing upon the debates of Ancient Greece, students and faculty have been weighing different views of the meaning of education. Students considered their position as learners at the same time as experiencing the ‘other side’ of the educational dialogue in seminars, such that the experience was of self-reflective education. Two
October 2007 – European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, and the start of a new term, a new year and a new experience, as students gather from all over the world to start a one-year programme of intensive study. Although ECLA is a young and growing institution, it is clear that other students have gone
The time has come to think about the future, as we are now only 8 weeks away from the end of the academic year. With this in mind, the students are facing important decisions about their professional and academic careers. However, the fog may clear if instead of wondering about what the future holds we
Students who showed up for the acting workshop given by actor David Barlow last week, might have expected anything. But surely they didn’t expect that “VIEWPOINTS: a physical, dance-based approach to making theater” would involve two hours of simply… walking. Walking, running, stopping and sitting on the floor, trying not to bump into each other.
If you enjoy writing creatively, then you will surely enjoy ZYXT. The ECLA literary magazine was launched on the Web this term and preparations for its second issue are already underway. The inspiration behind the initiative is the fairytale gold fish that can fulfil only three wishes – thus, the editorial team wishes that libraries
On Thursday the 25th of January students participating in the Installation Art class shared their projects with the community. This being their first exhibition, the students channelled their enthusiasm into (as many of them later described it) “the perfect opportunity to express creativity”. According to David Levine, the course tutor, the class presents students with
By the time spring comes to Berlin, the Academy Year students should know every corner of Florence. This is to do with the fact that the core course this term is devoted entirely to the study of Florentine Renaissance. In the last week of the term, students will be given the opportunity to actually travel to
Apart from the Academy Year (AY) programme, the Project Year (PY) is yet another experience that students can have here at ECLA. With a unique curriculum, structure and goals, the PY is certainly an interesting subject. With the aim of presenting this programme through the eyes of one of its students, I talked to Pranab