Textbook of the Year 2018

On 20 Februay 2018 the GEI, together with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB) and the Didacta Association, will announce the winners of the Textbook of the Year competition. The nominations have been announced by the jury of experts from academia, education practice and publishing houses. The awards will be presented at 2pm at the didacta trade fair in Hanover, Hall 12, stand D14. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

Field research on Five Continents

Researchers working on a multi-disciplinary project examining German schools abroad are currently collecting data in six schools in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Their initial observations of practises related to global citizenship, the use of digital media in classrooms and diversity from an international and comparative perspective can be read on the project blog. Read more

Call for Papers

The Leibniz competition group ‘Migration and Education in Germany since 1945’ will hold its concluding conference on 2 & 3 May 2018 in Berlin, in partnership with the DHI Washington und the TU Dresden's Institute of History. The conference is titled ‘The Dynamics of Knowledge: historic perspectives on the relationship between knowledge and migration from the twentieth century until the present... Read more

Heroism in Textbooks

As part of the ‘Different Wars’ exhibition Robert Maier, head of the Europe department at the GEI, was interviewed for an article in Der Tagespiegel newspaper about current developments in history textbooks, which focussed particularly on the textbook market in eastern Europe. Read more

PwC survey reveals electronic books on the brink of a breakthrough in schools

A study released by PwC in February 2018, titled ‘The use of electronic books in German schools’, was based on an online poll of 1,000 German citizens over 18 years old, which examined the wider use of electronic books in Germany. In response to questions enquiring about the use of electronic books in German schools, 53 per cent of respondents were in favour of their more widespread use. …

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Podium discussion: One tablet does not make a (modern) school

A podium discussion titled ‘One tablet does not make a (modern) school’ will take place on 20 February 2018 at the didacta fair in Hanover (Hall 12 stand D14). The discussion will explore the diverse aspects of digitisation in the classroom and will examine the opportunities this brings, but also the challenges. Read more