Paul Scheidt - Research Assistant

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After graduating from high school, Paul Scheidt completed his voluntary year of social service at the “Barnim Gymnasium'' in Berlin, where he constantly contributed to the implementation of an inclusive school routine. After starting his teaching degree with the subject combination German and political education at the University of Potsdam, he got involved as a training supervisor in Berlin Marzahn and coordinated the tutoring offers at the Alfred Nobel School in Neukölln as well as numerous extracurricular projects and school projects at various schools as part of his work at "Schlaufuchs Berlin". At the same time, he supported the organization and implementation of the "Simulation of the European Parliament" (SIMEP) in 2019 and published a concept for a teaching unit based on a simulation game at the "Landesserver Berlin-Brandenburg" in 2020. In the same year, he wrote his Bachelor's thesis and completed the Bachelor of Education. This was followed by a change to the Master's program, where he increasingly specialized in contemporary German literature in classrooms and Holocaust Education. In 2021, he got involved as a dramaturge at the “House of Youth Zehlendorf” and participated in the production of "The Good Person of Szechwan". He is currently working on his Master's thesis entitled "On the Connection between Critical Education on Racism and Education after Auschwitz in Teacher Education". Among other things, it addresses the question of how much postcolonial studies education after Auschwitz is needed. At the Chair for Inclusive German Didactics, he is involved in the realization of various studies and projects.

 

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Lina Nagel - Research Assistant

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Lina Nagel, who was born in Berlin in 1990, completed her A-Levels in 2010. Afterwards, she did an apprenticeship as a veterinary assistant. She graduated in 2013 and worked in this field, but after a while a desire for change emerged. Therefore, she worked as a substitute teacher at an elementary school in Spandau in 2018. This has aroused great interest and joy in her. Hence, she decided to begin a teacher training for primary level in the subjects German and science at the University of Potsdam. Since May 2021, she has been working as a research assistant at the Junior Professorship for German Didactics in an Inclusive Context/Focus on Language and Communication for Secondary Level I with Prof. Dr. Giera.

 

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Victoria Langentepe-Kong - Research Assistant

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Victoria Langentepe-Kong was born in 1998 in Vienna where she went to school until she emigrated with her family to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2013 where she graduated from high school in 2018. Afterwards, she left Abu Dhabi in order to start her studies in Germany, at the University of Potsdam. Since 2019 she has studied there to become a teacher for secondary school I and II with the main subjects German and social studies. Since 2021, she has had the opportunity to work as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Giera at the chair for Inclusive German Didactics on various projects.

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Victoria Langentepe-Kong

Birte Pravemann - Research Assistant

Birte Pravemann
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Birte Pravemann (maiden name: Wieners) was born in Berlin and graduated from "Canisius Kolleg Berlin" in 2012. Initially, she began studying business administration, but soon felt the desire to start teacher training. She began to study Latin and English and eventually switched to Latin and German with a focus on secondary education. During her studies, she worked at the Chair of History of Language as well as in the SFB 1287: Limits of Variability in Language in project A02 as a research assistant. Since the beginning of 2021, she has been part of the Research Unit Emerging Grammars in Language Contact Situations (P8) in the Department of German Studies and Linguistics at Humboldt University. Now she can pursue her main interest in effective teaching of writing skills in the field of German didactics within the project "Fair Debating and Written Argumentation" as a research assistant at the Chair of Junior Professorship for German Didactics in an Inclusive Context/Focus on Language and Communication for Secondary Level I.

 

Birte Pravemann
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Kaja Schröter - Research Assistant

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Hanne-Kaja Schröter, born in Berlin, graduated from the “Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium” in Neukölln in 2014. Thereafter, she lived in Nsawam, Ghana, for a year, where she did supportive work at a school as part of the “Weltwärts” volunteer service. In 2015, she began her teacher training at the University of Potsdam for the subjects political education and German. Additionally, she completed additional certificates in “Interdisciplinary Gender Studies” and "Intercultural Competencies". Along the way, she worked in various children's, youth and family institutions (FEZ Berlin, Riff im Oktopus Pankow, Familienzentrum Bisamkiez, Roter Baum e.V.). Moreover, she implements educational offers for schools as she works for the visitor service of the Brandenburg State Parliament. During her studies, she dealt with school development in projects of the initiative “Kreidestaub” and visited schools with different concepts all over Germany during two different learning trips. She completed her internship semester at the “Paula-Fürst-Gemeinschaftsschule”, which is also testing different teaching and learning methods as a model school. The cooperation with Prof. Giera's chair now enables her to deal more deeply with teaching-, reading- and writing skills in the context of school lessons within the framework of the research project “Fair Debating and Written Argumentation”. The topic of debating is of special interest to her because she participated in the debating club of the University of Potsdam for a while.

 

 

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Kontakt

 

Campus Golm
Karl-Liebnkecht-Straße 24-25
14476 Potsdam
Haus 16
Raum 1.16

Rebecca Dechnik - Research Assistant

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Rebecca Dechnik was born in Berlin in 1999. She completed her GCSE there before going to England for a year to visit a Sixth Form College. The experiences and impressions she gained while attending school in England will be valuable for her future profession as a teacher. Early on, she knew that she wanted to become a teacher after her A-levels, which she completed in 2018. Therefore, following her high school graduation, she began studying English and politics for secondary education at the University of Potsdam. Through her work as an integration assistant and an internship in a special education class for students with a need for support in their social and emotional development, she has developed a strong interest in the topic of inclusion and familiarized herself with it early on. The individual support of all students in a classroom is therefore of particular concern to her. Her bachelor thesis also deals with the topic of inclusion. She finished her bachelor's degree in 2022. The project "Fair Debating and Written Argumentation", which is conducted under the supervision of Prof. Giera offers many opportunities for individual support and inclusive learning methods. Rebecca Dechnik will support the implementation of the inclusive concept "Fair Debating and Written Argumentation".

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Kontakt

 

Campus Golm
Karl-Liebnkecht-Straße 24-25
14476 Potsdam
Haus 16
Raum 1.16