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Auf dem Portraitfoto ist Frau Professorin Isolde Malmberg zu sehen. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

The Time of Open Ears – New in Potsdam: As Professor of Music Education and Music Didactics, Isolde Malmberg is committed to strengthening her subject

Born in Linz, she moved to Vienna for her studies. There was no getting around music here: the Opera, the concert halls, the clubs and salons. Music... more
An exercise of the training program at KIDZ | Photo: Bettina Arasin

Calming Down with Exercise – KIDZ - the “Children’s Intervention and Diagnostic Center” helps children with poor concentration to grow through challenge

Fidgeting, squirming, and rocking - who doesn’t know them, the restless spirits who don’t sit still, can’t listen, are easily distracted and, on top... more
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
Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal | Photo: Mohamed Elaskalani

Diverse for Good Reason – Miriam Schwarzenthal researches intercultural competence and critical consciousness at school

For some, “cultural diversity at school” is synonymous with hotspot schools. Psychologist Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal does not share this view. She... more
Bullying in schools is real – even virtual. | Photo: AdobeStock/Syda Productions

“We don’t want someone like that here” – First study on hate speech at German schools

Hatred and harassment threaten peaceful coexistence in our society. Not just on the internet, but in the analogue world, too. They are expressions of... more
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lucke. | Photo: Ernst Kaczynski

“I am enthusiastic about the open-mindedness with which digital media are being explored” – Computer scientist Ulrike Lucke on the possibilities offered by e-learning during the corona crisis

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since mid-March educational institutions have been closed, with schoolchildren and students at home. Virtually overnight, digital learning suddenly... 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
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
Grafik: 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