Educational Concepts in Germany

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“In the boat”? The 60 plus generation and museums

Why are older people an attractive target group and what services are museum educators developing especially for them? Esther Gajek explains in an interview.More ...
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“Education Is a Dialogue” – an Interview with Çığır Özyurt

The Youth Theatre Office in Berlin-Moabit will soon open its own stage. An interview with the theatre educationalist Çığır Özyurt on participation, cultural education and successful youth theatre.More ...
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Hello Opera! – Cultural Mediation Means Participation

The example of the German-Turkish children’s choir of the Berlin Comic Opera shows how cultural education can work. An interview with Mustafa Akça, the project manager of “Selam Opera!”.More ...
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Cultural Education – an Interview with Ralf Seifert

Ralf Seifert is advisor on cultural education in the Saxony Ministry of Cultural Affairs. In an interview with he talks about the value of an aesthetic education for social interaction.More ...
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Looking for Talent – Cultural Agents

For two and a half years cultural agents have been organizing creative projects at German schools. Their goal: to establish cooperation between artists and teachers.More ...
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“Our knowledge management has changed” – an interview with Hans-Christoph Hobohm

Never before have we communicated so much as today. Have smart phones and social networks really defined a new kind of speaking?More ...
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Controversial and Hard-Fought: Paragraph 52a

Paragraph 52a provides an essential legal basis for e-learning at universities and for work in research networks. Shortly before its expiry, the clause was once again merely extended at the end of 2012.More ...
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Dual Vocational Training in Europe – An Export Winner “Made in Germany”

The dual vocational training system “Made in Germany” is enjoying an amazing comeback – all over Europe.More ...
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What Is Education And What Purpose Should It Serve?

Education: For some it is first and foremost a cultural and character-forming end in itself, for others it is above all an economic resource.More ...
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Immigration Is Changing the Memory of the Holocaust – An Interview with Angela Kühner

Immigration has brought with it very different ways of viewing the crimes of the Nazis – a challenge for teachers and pupils.More ...
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Unheard Stories: Buchkinder

Buchkinder Leipzig (i.e. Leipzig book children) is an island for unheard stories – a concept which has now been adapted all over Germany.More ...
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Science Slams – Science on Stage

At a science slam, young researchers take to the stage and have just ten minutes in which to explain their findings in an original way.More ...
Harald Lesch

“Lesch’s Cosmos” – The Infinite Vastness of Science

When Harald Lesch stands before the camera, even the most complicated subjects become intelligible to everyone.More ...
Quarks & Co.

“Quarks & Co.” – From Idea to TV Show

If by the end her mother has understood all the different sections of the programme, Monika Grebe knows she has done a good job.More ...
Beatrice Dernbach

Beatrice Dernbach: “Only those who exaggerate get noticed”

Scientists and academics are increasingly looking for ways to raise their public profile. Why this should be the case was revealed to media studies expert Beatrice Dernbach.More ...
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Education at Pre-School Level? Early Learning

In December 2001, Germany was shaken to its core by the first PISA study. Not only has a great deal been done since then in schools – the value attached to education in early childhood has also increased.More ...
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Education 2.0 – An Interview with Michael Maier

Media journalist Michael Maier is convinced that the Internet could revolutionize our education and restructure our sciences.More ...
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Academic Communication: “Lectures As Performances”

Nowadays, more and more academic lectures are being recorded and archived online as multimedia “performances”. They are a useful method of self-marketing, and a digital laboratory.More ...
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Learning to Love Reading – Literacy Work in Libraries

One in seven adults in Germany cannot read or write properly. Libraries are now offering special programmes to promote literacy.More ...
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Art on an Equal Footing: “Culture Agents”

“To stimulate children’s natural curiosity about art” and “teach them more about art and culture”: these are the aims of “Culture Agents for Creative Schools”, a model programme.More ...
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Wherefrom, Whereto, Why? Barbara Brüning on philosophising with children

Philosophising cannot begin early enough, says the Hamburg educationalist Barbara Brüning. To, she spoke about child-like curiosity.More ...
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“Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World”: Global Education Week 2010

“Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” was the motto of the European Global Education Week, which from November 13 to 21 was also observed in Germany.More ...
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How Competent Is the “Net Generation”? – An Assessment by Heidi Schelhowe

Digital media require discerning users – and that from the outset. There is still much to be done, says education expert Heidi Schelhowe.More ...
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“Rethinking Education” – Ambassadors of Alternative Concepts

How can education help to preserve the natural and social foundations? At the conference “Rethinking Education” winners of the Alternative Nobel Prize debated this question.More ...
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“Education for the blind and visually impaired will change”. An Interview with Sven Degenhardt

The new training program in “Education for the Blind and Visually Impaired” starts in autumn 2010 at the University of Marburg. One of its co-developers was Professor Dr. Sven Degenhardt.More ...
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Science in the Pub: Science Slam

Ten minutes for the presentation of a scientific subject? In “science slam”, speakers succeed in explaining their research results and projects to a diverse audience in an all comprehensible way.More ...
Further articles

Dossier: CLIL

Content and Language Integrated Learning

Dossier: Popular Science in Germany and Russia

In museums, as information graphics or tv reports: how does the popularisation of science affect our education, perception and language?

Dossier: Cultural education in Germany and Lithuania

Kulturagenten |
Established cultural institutions in Europe have to find ways to remain attractive for generations to come. How can they manage to do so?

“Schule im Wandel”

The Comenius Project develops an advanced training course on an European level for foreign-language teachers.


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