Schulbuch des Jahres 2018

Am 20. Februar 2018 verleiht das GEI gemeinsam mit der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (BpB) und dem Didacta Verband den Preis Schulbuch des Jahres. Die Nominierungen wurden jetzt von der Experten-Jury aus Wissenschaft, Schulpraxis und Verlagen bekannt gegeben. Die Sieger werden bei der Preisverleihung am 20. Februar um 14.00 Uhr auf der didacta in Hannover, Halle 12, Stand D14 gewürdigt. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

Fieldwork on Five Continents

Researchers working a multi-disciplinary project on German schools abroad are currently collecting data in six schools across Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Their initial observations of practises of global citizenship, the use of digital media in the classroom and of diversity in an international, comparative perspective are shared in the project blog. Read more

Disabled or Socially Sidelined? New Zwischentöne Teaching Material on Inclusion

People with disabilities are hardly ever represented in educational media, or when they are, it is often in a stereotyped and passive manner. A new teaching module from the project Zwischentöne (Nuances) sensitises learners to the topic of inclusion and provides accessible, positive examples and points of identification. Read more

Digital media in German schools abroad

Felicitas Macgilchrist, head of the Textbooks as Media department, discusses the many dimensions of digital media implementation and use in German schools abroad and outlines her research project at three such schools. The interview, with Andreas Müllauer, can be found on pages 42 to 44 of the magazine ‘Begegnung’. Read more

Teacher training in Germany criticised

The German education system has been under fire for many years. The key criticisms concern exhausted teachers and lecturers and their unprofessional training.
The length and number of placements during the training period are to be increased in order to better prepare trainee teachers for the profession. This will enable student teachers to establish earlier in the process, whether they …

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Colloquium - The Invention of Democratic Subjectivity: Political Education in the Federal Republic of Germany

What skills should a democrat possess? What defines a democratic personality? How can democratic characteristics be fostered? Philipp Wagner will address these questions on 17 January (6pm) in his presentation titled ‘The invention of democratic subjectivity: Political education in the Federal Republic of Germany’. Read more