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From Football to Experiments – How Children Learn to Think Scientifically

As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on... more
apl. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Sturzbecher. Foto: Dirk Vegelahn

Coming of Age – Growing Up at the Focus of Research

Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied... more
Graphic: Andreas Töpfer

“Alexa, are you intelligent?” – Artificial Intelligence and What We Need It For

When you ask e-commerce giant Amazon’s virtual assistant about its intelligence, you will hear, “Yes, I think, therefore I am.” Alexa has learned... more
Charlott Rubach and Rebecca Lazarides. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Fully Motivated – Potsdam Researchers Study Motivation in Class

Over a period of 18 months, Rebecca Lazarides and Charlott Rubach surveyed more than 1,000 students at 14 secondary schools in Berlin. The study... more
The three “visionYOU” founders in their office in Golm. Photo: Karla Fritze.

A Vision of the Right Career Start-up – “visionYOU” combines social responsibility and entrepreneurial spirit

Too many new university students and not enough apprentices - Germany is facing an “academization mania,” says philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin. The... more
Reading girl. Photo: Fotolia/Tatyana Gladskih

Learning to Read - How to do it better

Since before the PISA tests, we have known that children’s educational success depends – among others – on their social and cultural background. But... more