Post-digital Participation

The new Leibniz ScienceCampus: Post-digital Participation – Braunschweig (LWC PDP) aims to define and design a new inter-disciplinary research field, construct international and inter-disciplinary networks, develop digitally-supported forms of participation and shape public discourse on the (post)digital world and participation. The Campus will be launched on 21 November (more details under... Read more

New Publication

Democracy Education in Germany

On 1 September 2019 the GEI and the German Youth Institute (GJI) launched their collaborative project: ‘Democracy Education in Germany’. Within the sub-project: ‘Democratic Subjects: Current Challenges and Opportunities in Democracy Education in Germany’, the GEI will survey democracy education as an objective and topic of education within German schools and in everyday practice in the classroom. Read more

Shared history – different memories?

The GEI, the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus and the Polnischen Institut Düsseldorf hosted a lecture and discussion evening on 10 October 2019 in Düsseldorf. Members of the project team met with education practitioners to discuss the background and the aims behind the joint Polish-German history book ‘Europe – Our History’ and explored the opportunities and challenges it presents. Read more

The role of educational media in conflicts

Barbara Christophe explains how textbooks can fuel or abate political conflict in different countries, in an article published on the EUROCLIO website, run by the European Association of History Educators. Read more

The digital shift in educational media

The GEI is working with the University of Göttingen, the German Educational Research Association (GERA) and the Institute for Educational Science in Göttingen to host the annual conference of GERA’s School and Curriculum subdivision. The theme of the conference is the digital shift in schools and educational media and it will be held from 26 to 27 September 2019. Read more

In Education We TRUST?

Can we (still) trust education in schools and educational media? This is one of many questions that that Institute will address in the context of its annual theme: #Trust. The GEI’s annual conference ‘In Education we TRUST’, will be held from 3 to 5 June 2020. The call for papers has been announced and the submission deadline is 30 September 2019. Read more