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  • Textbook of the Year 2018

    On 20 February 2018 the prize winners for the ‘Textbook of the Year 2018’ were

    announced at the didacta trade fair in Hanover. The mBook Geschichte won the

    ‘Society’ category, first place in the ‘Languages’ category was awarded to

    Highlight 5 and matheWerkstatt 9 was the winner in the ‘Mathematics’ category. Read more

  • Textbook of the Year 2018

    On 20 Februay 2018 the GEI, together with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB) and the Didacta Association, will announce the winners of the Textbook of the Year competition. The nominations have been announced by the jury of experts from academia, education practice and publishing houses. The awards will be presented at 2pm at the didacta trade fair in Hanover, Hall 12, stand D14. Read more

  • Field research on Five Continents

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

  • „Europa – unsere Geschichte“ am 22. Februar auf der didacta in Hannover

    „Europa - unsere Geschichte“ macht es sich als deutsch-polnisches Geschichtsbuchprojekt zum Anliegen, die europäische Geschichte aus einer neuen Perspektive in den Blick zu nehmen. Der transnationale Ansatz ermöglicht neue Zugriffe auf die Lehrplaninhalte. Ein Lehrkräfteworkshop auf der didacta gibt Gelegenheit, Band 1 und 2 der Sek I-Geschichtsbuchreihe genauer kennenzulernen. Read more

  • Call for Papers

    The Leibniz competition group ‘Migration and Education in Germany since 1945’ will hold its concluding conference on 2 & 3 May 2018 in Berlin, in partnership with the DHI Washington und the TU Dresden's Institute of History. The conference is titled ‘The Dynamics of Knowledge: historic perspectives on the relationship between knowledge and migration from the twentieth century until the present... Read more

  • Podium discussion: One tablet does not make a (modern) school

    A podium discussion titled ‘One tablet does not make a (modern) school’ will take place on 20 February 2018 at the didacta fair in Hanover (Hall 12 stand D14). The discussion will explore the diverse aspects of digitisation in the classroom and will examine the opportunities this brings, but also the challenges. Read more

  • Colloquium: ‘Engaging European Citizens with their Common Past- Europeana 1914-1918 and’

    The online archive ‘Europeana 1914-1918’ allows people to share their family memories of the First World War with an international audience. It also provides a new approach to the challenge of European commemoration. On 14 February at 5pm Frank Drauschke will present his projects ‘Europeana 1914-1918’ und ‘’ at the GEI in Braunschweig. 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

  • 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

  • The language of the future: ‘Hour of Code‘ on 4 December at the Georg August University in Göttingen

    Digitisation is changing all areas of life and the task of schools is to prepare young people for the future. But how can teachers support learning using digital media and learning about it? On 4 December Professor Macgilchrist (GEI) and the Zentralen Einrichtung für Lehrerbildung (ZELB) (central teacher training institute) will offer an ‘hour of code‘ from 4 pm to 5 pm. Read more