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

New Publication

Geteilte Geschichte – verschiedene Erinnerungen?

Zusammen mit dem Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus und dem Polnischen Institut Düsseldorf lädt das GEI am 10. Oktober 2019 um 18.30 Uhr in Düsseldorf zu einem Vortrag mit anschließender Diskussion ein, um mit Projektbeteiligten und Schulpraktikern Hintergrund und Ziele sowie Chancen und Herausforderungen des gemeinsamen Geschichtsbuchprojekts "Europa- unsere Geschichte" zu beleuchten. 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 role of educational media in conflicts

Barbara Christophe explains how textbooks can fuel or abate political conflict in different countries, in an article published on the EUROCLIO website, run by the European Association of History Educators. 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

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