11. Inter- and transcultural learning outside of Europe/Aprendizaje intercultural fuera de Europa - Colombia y Costa Rica – Spanish

“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.

Study Group Multilingualism:

This sub-project was part of the Study Group "Visualization and Virtual Reality meet Multi-Linguistic Landscapes" at the Summer School "Teaching the SDGs"

Project Lead and contact:

Prof. Dr. Kathleen Plötner
Didactics of Romance Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Email: kploetne@uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331/ 9771452

Partners at the University of Potsdam:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schroeder
Chair German as a Foreign and Second Language
Email: schroedc@uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331/ 977-4232

Dr. Manuela Franke
Research assistant at the Chair of Didactics of Romance Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Email: manufranke@uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331/977 4103

Yerince Sotomonte
Graduate Assistant

International Partners:

Juliana Gómez Medina (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) (Bogotá, Colombia)

Jorge Enrique Estupiñán Ordóñez (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana) (Medellín, Colombia)

Deutsche Schule Bogotá (Colombia)

Deutsche Schule San José (Costa Rica)

Subjects:

  • Spanish as a foreign language
  • German as a foreign language