Short CV/Education and training

  • 1979
    Diplom degree in social pedagogy, Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

  • 1985
    Artist at the Institute Art and Art Didactics, Dortmund, Germany

  • Since 1993
    Half-time teaching position, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences (FH Koblenz), Germany

  • 2001
    Instructor at the Free University of Bozen, Italy

  • 2005
    Doctorate, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • Since 2005
    Full-time teaching position, FH Koblenz

Selected publications

  • Braun, D.: Ästhetische Bildung und Kreativität. In: Beudels, W et al. (eds.): Bildungsbuch Kindergarten. Erziehen. Bilden und Fördern im Elementarbereich. Borgmann Media Verlag, Dortmund, 2010

  • Braun, D.: Bildungsjournal Frühe Kindheit. Kreativität und Spielen. Cornelsen Scriptor, Berlin, Düsseldorf, 2010

  • Braun, D., Dieckerhoff,K.: Natur und Umwelt. In: Kinder Erziehen,bilden und betreuen. Lehrbuch für Ausbildung und Studium. Cornelsen Scriptor, Berlin, Düsseldorf, 2010

  • Braun, D.: Sprache und kreatives Gestalten. In: Ministerium für Generationen, Familie, Frauen und Integration des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen (ed.): Kinder bilden Sprache-Sprache bildet Kinder. Sprachentwicklung und Sprachförderung in Kindertagesstätten. Waxmann Verlag, Münster, New York, München, Berlin, 2009

  • Braun, D.: Was hat das Thema Kunst mit Bildung zu tun? In: Theorie und Praxis der Sozialpädagogik, Nr. 1/09 Kunst – Kreativität – Selbstwirksamkeit, Berlin, 2009

  • Braun, D., Dieckerhoff, K. (eds.): Natur Pur. Offensive Bildung. Cornelsen Verlag Scriptor, Berlin, Düsseldorf, 2009

  • Braun, D., Wardelmann, B. (eds.): Von Piccolo bis Picasso. Offensive Bildung. Cornelsen Verlag Scriptor, Berlin, Düsseldorf, 2009

  • Braun, D.: Kreativität – ein anspruchsvoller Begriff. In: 4bis8 Fachzeitschrift für Kindergarten und Unterstufe. Nr. 6/2008, Verband Kindergärtnerinnen Schweiz KgCH (publ.): Goldach, Switzerland, 2008

  • Braun, D., Beudels, W.: Da besinnt sich das Kind… Überlegungen zur Theorie und Praxis einer bewegten „Ästhetischen Bildung“ im Kindergarten. In: Zeitschrift für Motopädagogik und Mototherapie, 31. Nr. 4/2008. Hofmann Gmbh Co KG, Schorndorf, 2008


Selected projects

  • Research project "Art and resilience with traumatised children", 2010 – 2013

  • Research project "Initiative – Education leading the way" of BASF SE in conjunction with the City of Ludwigshafen, 2011

  • Research project "Little great artists" of the Robert Bosch Foundation in conjunction with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart art museum, 2008 – 2011

  • Research project "Nature Pure" of BASF SE Ludwigshafen for 86 day cares in Ludwigshafen in conjunction with the City of Ludwigshafen, 2006 – 2009

  • Research project "For honour" of the Freies Werkstatt Theater in Cologne in conjunction with the Robert Bosch Foundation, 2006

  • Research project "From Piccolo to Picasso" of BASF SE Ludwigshafen in conjunction with the Protestantisches Kirchenbezirk (Protestant parish), 2005 – 2009

  • Research project "Integrative primary school St. Martin in Düngenheim" of St. Hildegardis gGmbh (non-profit organisation), 2005 – 2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Founding member of the Studiengangstag: Pädagogik der Kindheit (day for courses of study in pedagogy for pre-school children) in Cologne, 2011

  • Joint Science Conference (GWK): Programme for better conditions for studying and more quality in teaching. Member of the selection committee, 2010 – 2011

  • "Advanced training for skilled personnel for pre-school education (WiFF)". German Youth Institute reviewer, 2010

  • "Bologna – The future of teaching". Mercator Foundation and Volkswagen Foundation, member of the Jury, 2010

  • Member of the steering committee of the Research Centre of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences (FH Koblenz), since 2010

  • Member of the institutional council of the Institute for Research and Advanced Training (IFW) in the area social affairs at FH Koblenz, section childhood studies, since 2010

  • "Excellent teaching competition". A joint initiative of the Standing Conference of the German State Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Stifterverband (donors' association) for German Science. Member of the Jury, 2009

  • Central equal opportunity officer of Koblenz University of Applied Sciences (FH Koblenz), Germany since 2007

  • Member of the executive committee of the Workers' Welfare Association (AWO) of Hagen-Märkischer Kreis, since 2005

  • Founding member of the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Bildung und Erziehung in der Kindheit (BAG-BEK – Federal Association for Education and Training in Childhood) in Berlin, 2004

  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Kreativität (German Association for Creativity), since 2002

Additional qualifications

  • "Von Piccolo bis Picasso" ("From Piccolo to Picasso"). Film in collaboration with Atelier mobil on a project of the same name within the framework of the BASF SE educational initiative Offensive Bildung, 2009

  • "Intercultural pedagogy at the nursery school level". Documentary film in collaboration with the Institute for Media Design (img), Mainz, with financial support from the Regional Representative for Immigration Issues Rhineland-Palatinate, 1998

  • "Reality and fiction". Experimental film on addiction prevention in cooperation with patients at the treatment centre Im Deerth in Hagen, Germany, funded by the Goethe Institute, 1996

  • "Social pedagogy in Germany – from training to practice". Film in German, English and French, in collaboration with the European Centre for Community Education (ECCE), Koblenz and at the Institute for Media Design (img), Mainz , funded by the EU within the framework of the Erasmus Programme, 1994


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