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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
Charlott Rubach und Rebecca Lazarides. Foto: 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
Die drei „visionYOU“-Gründer in ihrem Büro in Golm. Foto: 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
Lesendes Mädchen. Foto: 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