Media Coverage

Media reports play an important part in the communication process between academia and society. We therefore pay close attention to the ways in which our work is portrayed by the press, radio and on television. Some example extracts can be viewed on these web-pages. Press reports also provide a certain documentation of the Institute's history. Such background information about the activities of the GEI can be found here.

We are also a member of the Academic Information Service (idw). Interesting press releases, both regional and trans-regional, are available either on these web-pages or in the archive.

  • The new culture of knowledge

    On the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia, a report by NDR Kultur discusses how reference works have been transformed. Annekatrin Bock, a communication studies researcher in the Media | Transformation department, provides her perspective on the change in the appropriation of knowledge through open source and open educational resources. Read more

  • Change of perspective for teaching

    Deutschlandfunk Kultur reported on the fourth volume of the German-Polish history book "Europa- unsere Geschichte", which has already been released in Germany. In the interview, Marcin Wiatr and Eckhardt Fuchs talk about German-Polish cooperation to overcome the nationally one-sided presentation in history lessons. Read more


    The GEI annual conference titled ‘In Education we TRUST?’ took place on 10 December 2020. Different perspectives on the manifold dimensions of trust within school education and educational media were brought together in order to illuminate the varying meanings and potentially conflicting assessments of trust in new contexts. The online conference concluded with a podium discussion. Read more

  • Leibniz in state parliament

    ‘Leibniz in State Parliament‘ will take place on 10 and 11 November 2020. This dialogue format enables researchers at Leibniz institutions in Lower Saxony to discuss current issues and challenges in research and policy with members of the state parliament and allows both groups to be apprised of new developments. The subjects discussed are as diverse as the Leibniz institutions themselves. Read more

  • Racism in Children's books

    It is 60 years since the first Jim Knopf book was published and against the background of the current debate on racism the book is coming under scrutiny from some quarters. In an interview with NDR Kultur, head of the Knowledge in Transition department Riem Spielhaus refers to the anti-racist themes raised in the book and points out that it provides plenty of material to provoke discussions about... Read more

  • Blacked out textbooks –a New start after 1945

    In the aftermath of the Second World War the occupying British powers attempted to remove all National Socialist content from German textbooks. Pages were pasted over and passages blacked out. A film crew from NDR television filmed a report on the subject in our research library and spoke with Eckhardt Fuchs and Anke Hertling about the new beginning in German schools after 1945. Read more

  • Schools and the virus

    Felicitas Macgilchrist (GEI) appeared as a guest on the television channel ARD-alpha to answer questions on the newest trends and developments in the digital landscape of schools in times of crisis. The interview also touched on the role of digital educational media in home schooling and teachers’ approaches to the new challenges. Read more

  • "Die Kommunikation mit den Eltern ist besonders wichtig"

    Interview mit unserer Kollegin Prof. Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist, Leiterin der Abteilung „Mediale Transformationen“ am GEI. Interessante Erkenntnisse aus dem bisherigen Homeschooling in Corona-Zeiten stellt Felicitas Macgilchrist mit ihrem Team auch auf folgender Webseite zur Verfügung Read more

  • Homeschooling in der Coronakrise

    Felicitas Macgilchrist (GEI) beobachtet derzeit die Bildungsszene in der Coronakrise und wurde vom "Tagesspiegel" zu den Entwicklungen digitaler Bildungsmedien in Zeiten geschlossener Schulen interviewt. Ob digitale Wege des Unterrichtens, Lernplattformen oder virtuelle Lehrerzimmer. Die Bildungsforscherin gibt Einblicke in ein Forschungsfeld, dessen Relevanz dieser Tage allgegenwärtig ist.

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  • Digitisation for all

    What are the effects of digitisation on our lives? And how can it help ensure social participation for as many people as possible? The Leibniz ScienceCampus – Postdigital Participation – Braunschweig has been created to research digitisation from a humanities and cultural studies perspective. Read more