'Schools in the Cloud' reaches rollout phase

We are proud to continue our academic support for the implementation of the HPI school cloud as it reaches the rollout phase. The ‘Schools in the Cloud’ project provides best practice examples for the use of the school cloud in the classroom and offers suggestions for interdisciplinary teaching scenarios. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

It's time to lay the foundation stone

The wait is finally over! The foundation stone for the Georg Eckert Institute’s new library building will be laid in Braunschweig on 29 August. The new GEI-Campus should be completed in autumn 2019. Friends and patrons of the Institute will celebrate the laying of the foundation stone with guests from the fields of politics, culture, academia and industry. Read more

How can textbooks help raise attainment and reduce inequalities?

This was the title of the international summit on textbooks held in London from 13 ―14 June 2018 at the Royal Society, the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth. The aim of the event was to enable high quality debate with different countries on their experiences of using textbooks. Professor Fuchs, director of the GEI gave two presentations on current textbook policy. Read more

globalDAS: Global Citizenship at German Schools Abroad

The globalDAS project-team visited three German schools located outside Germany: in Dublin, Seoul and Silicon Valley, and produced a short video about the schools and their pupils. Read more

Return of nine-year secondary school celebrated in Bavaria

Bavaria will soon be returning to nine-years of secondary school.

Following mounting criticism of the policy for completing Abitur (secondary leaving certificate that enables university application) in eight years, a referendum has demanded a return to G9 (nine years of secondary school). The main points of criticism included: afternoon lessons from year 6 onwards and pupils’ overcrowded …

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Inaccurate or fragmented depictions of topics in textbooks can contribute to ethnic tension, discrimination against specific social groups and can even stoke violent extremism. UNESCO and the GEI have produced a guide outlining how subjects such as religion, gender and culture can be presented in textbooks in a manner that encourages mutual respect and promotes peace. Read more