Consultation at the Georg Eckert Institute
As an academic institute we are committed to educating future generations to be open-minded, self-reflective, responsible and democratic. We therefore want to encourage dialogue and international understanding. In order to transfer the findings from our research into educational practice the Institute provides consultation services for policy makers and practitioners.
The GEI uses a range of consultation methods to address different target groups. The Institute, for example, produces expert reports and statements on current themes, ranging from the depiction of migration and Islam in textbooks to digital educational media.
Our consultation formats provide us with the opportunity to converse with political stakeholders and educational practitioners, to disseminate information about the work of the Institute and to offer subject-specific advice. Formats such as Leibniz in Bundestag and Leibniz im Landtag have enabled politicians to sit down with academics and scientists from the Leibniz Association. Similarly, Leibniz Association events such as ‘Book a Scientist’ have given members of the public the opportunity to discuss issues with academics and scientists.
Should you wish to speak with someone from the GEI, please get in touch and we will endeavour to provide you with the appropriate expertise.
- Consultancy formats
By participating in and initiating a number of discussion formats, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media provides numerous opportunities for people to speak to researchers at the Institute and to find out about more about our work and its findings.
Leibniz in the Federal Parliament (Leibniz im Bundestag)
This discussion format, which has been organised by the Leibniz Association since 2008, brings academics and politicians together for one-to-one conversations. There is a wide range of topics to choose from.
Leibniz in the State Parliament (Leibniz im Landtag)
Following on from the success of ‘Leibniz in Federal Parliament’, the Leibniz Institutions in Lower Saxony introduced a similar idea at state level. Members of parliament can choose from a wide variety of themes and arrange to meet with an appropriate expert from one of the participating research institutions. Details of the last event can be found here (in German).
Book a Scientist
Education, school, digitisation: members of the public can select a subject that interests them from a broad pallet of topics and can briefly interview an expert on that subject. Information on the last ‘Book a Scientist’ event can be found here (in German).
- Written reports and recommendations
The Georg Eckert Institute writes reports, expert opinions and recommendations. Some are commissioned and others produced proactively by the Institute. A selection of previous publications is provided below:
- 2019: Digitales Lehren und Lernen Wissenschaftliche Begleitforschung zur Einführung mobiler Endgeräte in Niedersächsischen Schulklassen der Sek I/ Level 2 ISCED
- 2018: Prävention von gewalttätigem Extremismus durch Bildung. Internationale und deutsche Ansätze
- 2017: Making textbook content inclusive: A focus on religion, gender, and culture
- 2017: Textbooks for Sustainable Development. A Guide to Embedding
- 2015: Deutsch-israelische Schulbuchempfehlungen
- 2015: The International status of education about the Holocaust: a global mapping of textbooks and curricula
- 2015: Schulbuchstudie Migration und Integration
- 2015: Abschlussbericht. Verwendung elektronischer Bildungsmedieninhalte in Braunschweiger Notebook-Klassen
- 2014: Ostasien in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Eine Einführung in den Unterricht. Wochenschau Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-89974988-5
- 2014: Abschlussbericht. Elektronische Medien im Unterricht. Eine empirische Studie über neu eingerichtete Notebook-Jahrgänge (1:1-Modelle) in der Sekundarstufe I und II an Braunschweiger Schulen
- 2010: Schulbuch Geschichte. Ein deutsch-polnisches Projekt – Empfehlungen.
- 2003: Empfehlungen der Kommission zur Behandlung Europas in deutschen und französischen Schulbüchern für Geographie
Further GEI publications are available from the Institute’s OPAC.