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

New Publication

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

Otto Bennemann Lecture

The current Otto Bennemann Fellow, Dr Darko Leitner-Stojanov will give a lecture on 23 October 2019 outlining the findings from his study of Yugoslavian textbooks. He will focus particularly on their depiction of science and technology. The lecture will take place in the Institute library at 6pm. 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

JEMMS’ tenth anniversary

We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of JEMMS by relaunching it with a new design, a larger editorial team and a new editorial committee. In future the Institute will address STEM subjects and new media in addition to the humanities and social sciences. JEMMS will be able to provide new stimuli for educational media research in these areas. Read more

Deadline extended for proposals

The deadline for proposals for the 2020 Georg Eckert Research Award and Award for Young Academics has been extended. Academics have until 30 September 2019 to submit their work on cultural, social, political or pedagogical aspects of textbooks and educational media from a contemporary or historical perspective for consideration for the award. Read more