1. International Summer School - Center for Teacher Training and Education Research

The “International ZeLB Summer School” 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).


  • Networking and project development: getting to know each other personally, building and expanding trust, agreements on joint teaching-related projects and partnerships between actors within the University of Potsdam and with colleagues worldwide.
  • Scientific exchange between the participating colleagues
  • Recognized teaching opportunities for Potsdam and international students in the teacher education program

Target groups:

  • Actors in teacher education within the University of Potsdam and international partner universities
  • Teacher education students at the University of Potsdam and the international partners
Summer School Participants
Photo: Ernst Kaczynski
ZeLB Summer School 2022

“Teaching the SDGs – Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship”

August 29 - September 3, 2022

In 2015 the United Nations agreed on the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", with the objective of enabling people to live in dignity everywhere in the world. The 2030 Agenda embraces the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of development, an in this context, enabling high-quality education is essential: It empowers individuals and communities to act responsibly as global citizens in a global society. Therefore, future teachers will play a vital role when it comes to implementing the 17 SDGs and preparing younger generations for the challenges in an ever-changing world.

Our 2022 Summer School at the University of Potsdam was designed to raise awareness for the importance of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. International lecturers from Europe, Australia, Colombia, and the US brought in a variety of expertise, disciplines and perspectives. Four subject-specific Study Groups were complemented by interdisciplinary learning opportunities as well as a cultural program in Potsdam and neighboring Berlin.

The Summer School connects up to 60 future teachers from different disciplines studying at six European and one US-American university. The Summer School took place from August 28 - September 03, 2022. Please find the full program here.

Study Group CLIL / Chemistry

Study Group CLIL / Chemistry

"Water4Future: Teaching Sustainability in the bilingual Classroom"


Study Group English / History / Social Studies

"Engaging with Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching that responds to multiple Cultures and Migrations"


Study Group Multilingualism

"Visualization and Virtual Reality meet Multi-Linguistic Landscapes"


Study Group Music Education

"Music in a Changing World. How to advocate for Change through Music and in Music Education"


Summer School impressions:

Lead and Contact:

Prof. Dr. Britta Freitag-Hild
Didactics of English and American Studies with a focus on intercultural learning
Email: freitagh@uni-potsdam.de 
Phone: +49 331/ 977 1458

Stefanie Goertz
Project Coordinator of DAAD-project “UP Network for Sustainable Teacher Education”
Email: Stefanie.Goertz@uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331/977 4012

Logo Summer School

Study Group Leads:

Prof. Dr. Amitabh Banerji 
Chair of Chemistry Didactics
Email: abanerji@uni-potsdam.de
Phone: + 49 (0) 331 977 5182 

Prof. Dr. Britta Freitag-Hild
Didactics of English and American Studies with a focus on intercultural learning
Email: freitagh@uni-potsdam.de 
Phone: +49 331/ 977 1458

Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg
Chair of Music Education and Music Didactics
Structural Area Educational Sciences / Department for Aesthetic Education
Email: malmberg@uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331/ 977 2134

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

Project partners within the University of Potsdam:

Study Group Multilingualism:

  • BMBF-Project "FoLD (Forschen | Lernen - Digital)“ (Florian Nowotny)

Workshop "The Identity Project as a way of engaging in culturally diverse classrooms“:

  • Inclusive Education (Prof. Dr. Linda Juang und Sharleen Pevec)
  • Art Education and Pedagogy (Christoph Balzar)

Support with design and implementation of the Summer School

  • ISCO | International Summer Campus Office

Support for students from EDUC partner universities:

Many thanks!

International Partners:

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Mumbai, India
Prof. Dr. Arnab Bhattacharya

La Trobe University Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Howard Nicholas

LUCA Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Mathias Moors

Masaryk University Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
doc. Mgr. Václava Bakešová, Ph.D.
Ing. Mgr. Hana Delalande
Mgr. Marcela Poučová

University of Music and performing Arts Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Dr. Wilfried Aigner

University of Bristol
Bristol, UK
Dr. Marina Gall

Université Paris-Nanterre
Paris, France
Dr. Marie Beillet

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Medellín, Colombia
Jorge Estupiñan Ordóñez, Mg.

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá
Bogotá, Colombia
Deyanira Sindy Moya Chaves, Ph.D.

Royal Conservatoire The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
Adri de Vugt

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, USA
Dr. Gigi Peterson