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  • Jahresbericht 2018 online

    Die Grundsteinlegung für die neue Forschungsbibliothek, eine neue Studie zu "Prävention von gewalttätigem Extremismus durch Bildung" oder das "Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies": Der Jahresbericht 2018 zeigt ausführlich, wie vielfältig unsere Forschungsthemen und Aktivitäten sind und bietet die Möglichkeit, die Arbeit des GEI genauer kennenzulernen. 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

  • Search for the Textbook of the Year 2020

    Nominations are now being accepted for the Textbook of the Year award 2020. The GEI, in collaboration with the bpd and the Didacta Association will this year honour outstanding primary school textbooks, for mathematics, languages, and social studies and science. There will also be a special prize for educational media catering to ’German as a foreign language and language development’. 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

  • International Georg Arnhold Summer School

    The sixth annual Georg Arnhold Summer School will take place at the GEI from 25 to 29 June. This year’s topic is ‘Global Citizenship Education und Citizenship Education in a Changing World (GCE-CE)’ and will be attended by numerous scholars from around the world. Read more

  • Research Stipends available

    Applications are now being received for fellowships and research stipends. Potential recipients in Germany and around the world have until 15 September to apply. We are also now accepting applications for the Otto-Benneman grant, which helps fund a two-month research stay in Braunschweig. Read more

  • German-Polish Textbook Commission in Brussels

    The annual committee meeting of the Joint German-Polish Textbook Commission was held from 13 to 15 June in the Leibniz Association’s European office in Brussels. On the agenda was the next phase of the joint history textbook ‘Europe – Our History’ and a visit to the exhibition at the House of European History. Read more

  • Preventing extremism

    Dr Simona Szakács-Behling and Dr Eleni Christodoulou’s publication ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education’ is now also available in German. ‘Prävention von gewalttätigem Extremismus durch Bildung’ was released in May and is available as an open access publication. The project of the same name is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Read more

  • Myths in German-language Textbooks

    The 4th edition of Eckert.Dossiers in 2019 examines the depiction and function of a range of myths in German-Language textbooks. The authors explore how the study of myths can lead to new perspectives on developing critical historical consciousness in the classroom. Read more

  • New Leibniz ScienceCampus approved

    The GEI will work with Ostfalia, the German Maritime Museum, Haus der Wissenschaft, the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) to develop a new ScienceCampus for ‘Post-digital Participation’. The Campus is being financed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, and by the Leibniz Association. Read more