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  • 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

  • 2018 Annual Report now Online

    The foundation stone ceremony for the new research library, a new study on the ‘Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education’ and the ‘Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies’: the 2018 annual report demonstrates the variety of our research projects and activities and provides more in-depth information about the GEI. 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