“Intercultural learning outside of Europe” is one of the 12 sub-projects of the ZeLB-project “UP Network for Sustainable Teacher Education”, which is part of the DAAD-funded program “Lehramt. International”(2021-24).
The project focuses on promoting cultural awareness by engaging university students and lecturers in an intensive exchange about how teaching and learning takes place in different cultural areas. This includes the discussion of international concepts such as intercultural learning and multilingual learning from different perspectives – European and non-European as well as school and university perspectives. A stronger involvement of national schools is also being discussed. The aim is to research university- and school-specific and, if applicable, language-specific and culture-specific questions and problems around the concepts of 'interculturality' and 'transculturality' on a praxiological level, as well as to bring research results into schools, for example through continuing teacher education abroad. Additionally, the students are to be involved to a larger degree in the problems/issues of the schools, and possibly research them in, for example, master’s theses. A closer theory-practice cooperation with the German schools abroad and local universities providing teacher training is also being sought. Initial start-up funding has already been provided through KoUP funds.