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  • New Study on the Portrayal of Roma in Textbooks

    The Council of Europe, the Roma Education Fund and the GEI have released the findings of a joint European-wide review of curricula and textbooks in 21 European countries and from Kosovo for history, geography, politics and social studies. The study counted the frequency with which Roma were mentioned, examined the context of the references and the associated images. Read more

  • Textbook of the Year 2020

    Every year the GEI, together with its partners the bpd (Federal Agency for Civic Education) and the Didacta Association, recognises authors, editors and publishers who develop innovative textbook concepts. The nominees for 2020 have been selected. The winners will be announced at 3pm on 24 March 2020 at the didacta education fair in Stuttgart. Read more

  • Post-digital Participation

    The new Leibniz ScienceCampus: Post-digital Participation – Braunschweig (LWC PDP) aims to define and design a new inter-disciplinary research field, construct international and inter-disciplinary networks, develop digitally-supported forms of participation and shape public discourse on the (post)digital world and participation. The Campus will be launched on 21 November (more details under... Read more

  • Democracy Education in Germany

    On 1 September 2019 the GEI and the German Youth Institute (GJI) launched their collaborative project: ‘Democracy Education in Germany’. Within the sub-project: ‘Democratic Subjects: Current Challenges and Opportunities in Democracy Education in Germany’, the GEI will survey democracy education as an objective and topic of education within German schools and in everyday practice in the classroom. Read more

  • Shared history – different memories?

    The GEI, the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus and the Polnischen Institut Düsseldorf hosted a lecture and discussion evening on 10 October 2019 in Düsseldorf. Members of the project team met with education practitioners to discuss the background and the aims behind the joint Polish-German history book ‘Europe – Our History’ and explored the opportunities and challenges it presents. 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

  • The digital shift in educational media

    The GEI is working with the University of Göttingen, the German Educational Research Association (GERA) and the Institute for Educational Science in Göttingen to host the annual conference of GERA’s School and Curriculum subdivision. The theme of the conference is the digital shift in schools and educational media and it will be held from 26 to 27 September 2019. Read more

  • Otto Bennemann Lecture

    The current Otto Bennemann Fellow, Dr Darko Leitner-Stojanov will give a lecture on 23 October 2019 outlining the findings from his study of Yugoslavian textbooks. He will focus particularly on their depiction of science and technology. The lecture will take place in the Institute library at 6pm. Read more

  • Deadline extended for proposals

    The deadline for proposals for the 2020 Georg Eckert Research Award and Award for Young Academics has been extended. Academics have until 30 September 2019 to submit their work on cultural, social, political or pedagogical aspects of textbooks and educational media from a contemporary or historical perspective for consideration for the award. 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