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International Workshop July. 26 - 30, 2021, in Konstanz

Learning democracy
with KMDD
® and Discussion Theater

Last revision: December 21, 2020

Registration | Fee | Trravel | Accommodation | Program | Flyer Training & Certification


Free download: Chapter 4, How to make moral competence visible.


Link to the workshop program (in progress; access: ID = kmdd kurs, password = kohlberg)

Deadline for registration and payment of fee: May 31, 2020. Write to: georg.lind [ät]

Democracy is a high moral ideal for many people. To become real, it must be learned!

If democracy should function its citizens must have the ability to solve problems and conflicts on the basis of these principles through weighing alternatives and discussing them with opponents, instead of ignoring them, or using violence and deceit, or through submitting to authorities. We call this ability moral-democratic competence.

I have developed the Konstanz Method of Dilemma-Discussion (KMDD)®, in order to foster this competence effectively and with little costs of money and time. Recently, I also turned into a new form of theater: the Discussion Theater "Speaking & Listening" (DT). (Lind 2002; 2019)

However, both methods are effective only if they are applied by well-trained and certified KMDD-Teachers. Fostering moral competence is not easy at all.

Participants who have completed the workshop and handed in a complete portfolio will get a KMDD-Trainee certificate. Fopr more information see the KMDD-Flyer.

In order to protect teachers' investment into their training, the KMDD® is registered in many countries (e.g. EU, China, Switzerland, Turkey) as an international trade mark.

Applicands should have some experience with teaching.However, students are also welcome.

The workshop will be directed by the creator of the KMDD, apl. Prof. em. Dr. Georg Lind.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their work in the field of moral-democratic competence development on the last two days, which is extended to a symposium with international scholars.

Date, Time   July 26 - 30, 2021. Monday (9.00 sharp) through Friday (to 13.00 / 1:00 p.m.),
daily 9.00 - 17.00.



Konstanz, Germany. Address to be announced.

In case, governments sill insist on lockdowns, we have not come to a conclusion yet whether an online event would be an effective substitute. We keep discussing this..


The fee is 400,00 Euro. A reduction for students, unemployed participants and participants from countries unfavorable exchange-rates is available on request.

After registration by e-mail to georg.lind[at], you will get the bank account where to transfer the fee.


On successful completion, each participant will get a "KMDD-Trainee Certifiicat".

This workshop-seminar is also recognized (this needs to be verified by you)

  • as "Schlüsselqualifikation" for several programs at the University of Konstanz.
  • as a Workshop (16 AE Arbeitseinheiten) from Modul II, Themenbereich II "Alternative Lehr- und Lernformen" of the Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik at the University of Konstanz.
  • Certified KMDD-Teachers who are also interested in getting the Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik should contact the Arbeitsstelle Hochschuldidaktik of the University of Konstanz for consultation.
  • as Lehrerfortbildung by the Regierungspräsidium Freiburg.

Tourist Information Konstanz




Please book accommodation as early as possible! (If necessary, cancel in time.)

Konstanz is a beautiful city, surrounded by an inviting country-side (Lake of Constance, Swiss Alps, mediaeval monasteries and castles etc.), all easily accessible by walking, by bike and by public transportation (bus, train, ship). Switzerland, Austria, France, and Italy are nearby.

Accommodation can be found through Konstanz Tourist Information and Google.

Nearby Airports with train connection to Konstanz, distance in hours:
Zürich (1 hr), Basel (1,5 hr), Friedrichshafen (1 hr), Baden-Baden/Karlsruhe (2 hr), Frankfurt (4 hrs), Munich (4 hrs.)
. At Munich Airport is a Flixbus to Konstanz available. All times are approximately.

The university has parking lots (fees). It can also be reached through bus lines 9A/B and 11.

A bike-rental is next to the train station: kultur-rädle.

Information, References



KMDD Training Manual - KTM /deutsch (not for dissemination!)

Reports on various fields of application of the KMDD (partly in German, English)

Opinions of KMDD course participants (partly in German, English)

Media reports on the KMDD (mostly in German)


Lind, G. (2019). How to teach moral competence. New: Discussion Theater. Berlin: Logos. Testimonials and order.

This book and some previous editions of it are also available in Chinese, Korean, German and Spanish (a translation of the newest editon by Patricia Bataglia will be available soon).

Short versions are available in German and Greek.

Further reading:

© Georg Lind | Please report inconsistencies to this e-mail address: georg.lind [ät]

® "KMDD - Konstanzer Methode der Dilemma-Diskussion" is an internationally registered mark in Germany, and the European Union, Switzerland, Turkey, China, Colombia etc..

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