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  • Discrepancies between German federal states in the number of teaching hours for politics.

    Researchers from Bielefeld University discovered large discrepancies between the number of teaching hours allocated to political education in the lower years of grammar schools across different federal states. The study ‘ Ranking Politische Bildung 2017 ' (2017 Ranking of Political Education) was the first of its kind. During...

  • Veranstaltung: 30.01.2018 - 01.02.2018 Messe, Messeallee 1, 76287 Rheinstetten

    LEARNTEC – the leading trade fair for digital learning

    LEARNTEC – leading trade fair for digital learning The LEARNTEC convention will be held in Karlsruhe from 30 January to 1 February 2018 and is centred on the theme ‘Education as the driver of digitisation’. The 26th LEARNTEC convention will address fascinating topics such as: • OER, informal and self-guided...

  • The 2017 study ‘Monitor Digitale Bildung‘ (digital education monitor) researches digital learning in schools

    Since 2016 the Bertelsmann Stiftung has been compiling an empirical database through its study ‘ Monitor Digitale Bildung ’, which comprehensively and representatively illustrates the status of digital learning in a range of education fields in Germany. The study’s third report was published in 2017, and focuses on digital...

  • New study shows that pupils with long journeys to school suffer from commuter stress.

    As part of a longitudinal study into health behaviour and accident occurrence in school-age children (GUS) the Research Centre of Demographic Change (FZDW) at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences annually surveys 10,000 pupils from 14 federal states in approximately 150 secondary schools. Year 7 pupils were questioned...

  • Veranstaltung: 22.01.2018 - 23.01.2018 Pädagogische Hochschule des Kantons Waadt, Lausanne, Schweiz

    Internationale Studientage – Umgang mit Holocaust in der Schule

    Die Fragen zum Umgang mit dem Holocaust stellen sich in jedem Land im jeweiligen nationalen Kontext. Jedes Land hat aufgrund seiner eigenen Geschichte und seiner Beziehung zur Vergangenheit eine andere Antwort darauf. Neben dem nationalen Kontext beeinflusst auch das Zielpublikum die didaktischen und methodischen Herangehensweisen....

  • Teacher training in Germany criticised

    The German education system has been under fire for many years. The key criticisms concern exhausted teachers and lecturers and their unprofessional training. The length and number of placements during the training period are to be increased in order to better prepare trainee teachers for the profession. This will enable student...

  • Study documents the possibilities of combining competition and promotion for open resource textbooks

    On 6 November 2017 the Düsseldorf Research Institute for Social Development (FGW) published its study exploring the perspectives of open education resources (OER) in (socio) economic education in North Rhine-Westphalia and in Germany. The authors of the study, Maximilian Heimstädt and Leonhard Dobusch, evaluated pertinent...

  • Numbers of new students in Germany to remain high

    Approximately 350,000 people commenced academic courses in 2005 and the number has since risen to half a million. A study commissioned by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) and published in 2017 titled ‘Demand for study places reaches high plateau: What next? Model calculations for developments in the numbers of new students...

  • Veranstaltung: 14.12.2017 - 16.12.2017 Copenhagen, new Faculty of Humanities campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 Kopenhagen

    Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association

    Focal points of the conference (14-16 December 2017) in Copenhagen are challenges and the future of memory studies and the ‘third wave’ of memory studies. This year the conference wants to address “memory unbound” as well as specific personal, familial or national memories and their mutual interrelations. It seeks answers to...

  • Mixed results for the German education system in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016

    Since 2001 Germany has taken part in the IGLU study (known worldwide as Progress in International Reading Literacy Study – PIRLS), which every five years measures and compares reading comprehension, reading habits and attitudes to reading in nine and ten-year-old primary school pupils around the world. In the tests children are...