Systemic pedagogy

The concept of systemic education is based on the findings of systems theory. Based on this, the child is also perceived as part of a system and the child's actions are classified and reflected in the systemic framework.

A holistic approach to promoting development processes

Systemic pedagogy is a pedagogical concept based on a holistic view of people and their environment. It assumes that the human being must be considered as part of a system and that changes in the system and in the relationships between the people involved can lead to positive development processes. In this article we will take a closer look at systemic pedagogy and its areas of application in educational practice.

Fundamentals of systemic pedagogy

Systemic pedagogy is closely related to systemic therapy and is based on similar principles. It assumes that everyone is in relationships and that these relationships influence each other. This means that changes in one relationship can have an impact on all other relationships in the system.

Another important principle of systemic education is the consideration of systems as a whole. This means that not only the individual person, but also his or her environment, relationships and society as a whole must be considered. Pedagogical interventions should aim to bring about changes in the system and in the relationships between the people involved.

Areas of application of systemic pedagogy

Systemic pedagogy can be applied in many areas of pedagogical practice, for example in schools, in education, in youth welfare or in family work. An important area of application of systemic pedagogy is the work with families, especially in case of educational problems or problems in the relationship between parents and children.

Another area of application of systemic pedagogy is working with groups. Here, the aim is to improve relationships between group members and bring about changes in the system. Systemic pedagogy can also be applied in schools to improve relationships between teachers and students and to positively influence the learning environment.

Practical application of systemic pedagogy

The practical application of systemic pedagogy takes place through systemic diagnosis and intervention. Not only the individual persons are considered, but also the relationships between the persons and the environment. Systemic diagnostics is usually done through interviews and conversations with the persons involved.

Educational interventions are planned and implemented on the basis of the diagnosis. These can, for example, consist of changing relationship patterns, adapting behaviour or changing environmental factors. The aim is always to look at the system as a whole and to bring about changes that promote positive development processes.

Care services according to systemic pedagogy

Possibilities of implementation in practice

Systemic pedagogy can be used in different areas of pedagogical work. For example, in school it can help to improve the class climate and resolve conflicts between pupils. The systemic concept can also be used in family counselling to support families in solving problems and conflicts.

An important aspect of systemic education is the attitude of the educator. He or she sees the pupil or child as part of the system in which he or she lives and not as an isolated individual. The relationships between the participants are seen as dynamic and changeable. The educator strives to strengthen and promote the resources and competences of the pupil or child and his or her environment.

In order to implement systemic pedagogy in practice, extensive and targeted training is required. In various further training courses and seminars, educators can learn how to apply the systemic concept in their work. It is particularly important to reflect on and train the educator's attitude.

Systemic pedagogy is a holistic approach that looks at people and their environment as a system. The aim is to bring about changes in the system in order to promote the development of the pupil or child. In doing so, the relationships between the people involved are seen as dynamic and changeable. Systemic pedagogy thus offers a way of implementing targeted and sustainable educational interventions.