Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Sections
HomeNewsA sudden new perspective

A sudden new perspective

On Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 8- to 12-year-olds will get the chance to explore the world of architecture at the University of Liechtenstein, while the accompanying adults receive practical tips for suitable communication in everyday family life.


On Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 8- to 12-year-olds will get the chance to explore the world of architecture at the University of Liechtenstein, while the accompanying adults receive practical tips for suitable communication in everyday family life.

Children’s University lecture: a sudden new perspective
Why do we always want to reach the top? What is waiting there for us? And how do we get there? Together with the young students, Urs Meister, architect and Professor of Design and Construction, and Carmen Rist  from the Institute of Architecture and Planning, will investigate these questions at the Children’s University lecture. After a short introduction on the art of constructing towers, including practical examples such as observation towers or bonfires, the children will go about their work. In small groups and under the instruction of architecture lecturers and students, the children will construct their own perches from roof battens, with the aim of building them as tall as possible. A prize for the highest construction will be awarded. Parents and siblings can join them in the auditorium from 3.30 p.m., after the BEPO and BEPINO programmes, in order to witness as the sturdiness of the perches is tested and to watch the prize-giving ceremony. Therefore, as an exception, parents can only collect the participants of the Children’s University at 4 p.m.

BEPO lecture: can you hear me?
Dr. Stephan Berchtold, Academic Director of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration at the University of Liechtenstein, will be presenting a lecture on the topic of “How to reach your child” for the interested parents. Based on the PCM® personality and communications model, he will be giving practical tips for suitable communication in everyday family life. The Process Communication Model (PCM®) was used by NASA, among others, in order to select astronauts and determine teams for manned space travel, as well as by Bill Clinton when he was preparing his speeches. The BEPO participants will be made familiar with the different psychological needs, the different styles of communication and the stress patterns of the different personality types, and can thus target their children’s needs in a better way. Incidentally, they will also get to know themselves a little better. After a short introduction about the six different personality types, there will be enough time for questions and examples from the participants’ own lives.

In association with the University of Liechtenstein, the Parent Child Forum will be offering an in-depth workshop entitled “Everyone is allowed to be different” at the premises of the Parent Child Forum in Vaduz on 19 June 2012, from 7.30 p.m. Registration: www.elternkindforum.li.


Children’s University and BEPO lectures
Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
BEPINO: supervision of 3- to 7-year-olds
Further information and registration: www.kinder-uni.li
Registration deadline: 4 June 2012