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Linda Juang's office shows the diversity of American society | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Understanding Diversity – Linda Juang researches the development of children with a migrant background

Linda Juang is US American with Taiwanese roots. In 2014, the University of Potsdam offered her a position as Professor of Heterogeneity in... more
The math app by Ulrich Kortenkamp is designed to help children understand the value of numbers. | Photo: AdobeStock/Dani

Hundreds in Bundles – A mathematics app to help children understand the place value of numbers

As with many other problems, the Covid-19 crisis is relentlessly exposing the digital deficits in many German schools and school systems. Even in... more
Beit Berl College near Kfar Saba | Photo: Beit Berl College

Not a “Single Story” – How a German-Israeli COIL Project Helps Participants Overcome Stereotypes

“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.” This is an insight that... more
Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter during a seminar including a “virtual classroom”. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten.

“Currently, we are only marginally making use of digital media” – Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter on the possibilities of conveying knowledge and skills online

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Home office for the adults, boredom for children and adolescents at home? Digitalization in education now seems more important than ever. But to what... more
Experiment in school. | Photo: AdobeStock/Syda Productions

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
Inzwischen Alltag - Tablets im Unterricht. Foto: Fotolia/Syda Productions.

Striking a Balance – Educationalists develop concepts for modern elementary school teaching

Simply using laptops and smartphones in class is not modern education. But these new tools also cannot be ignored. This is the balance Prof. Dr.... more

Learning vocabulary with movement and fantasy

Manfred Schewe, the father of drama in education, was a guest at the University of Potsdam
The students are listening to a text that is difficult to commit to memory. The sentences simply don’t make sense, like “I’m drinking a cup of bread,”... more