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Welcome to our MOTIVATE! blog. Here we regularly share impressions and insights from the tandems and workshops, infos about upcoming events and other news.

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A Glimpse into the Program: Hannah’s Perspective from UTS
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2 months ago
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A Glimpse into the Program: Hannah´s Perspective from UTS Hannah is one of the participants in the MOTIVATE! tandem program and is currently studying at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Julia, a student assistant involved in the project, has been in contact with Hannah to exchange insights about her experiences in the program. The…

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Summer School 2024 in Trondheim, Norway – we are ready!
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2 months ago
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Summer School 2024 in Trondheim – we are ready! The current MOTIVATE! year is coming to an end, but the prospects are good: our second international Summer School specifically for student teachers will take place from September 2-6, 2024! after last year’s Summer School in Berlin, this year’s will take place at NTNU in Trondheim….

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A Peer Counseling Acronym created by Anniken and Niklas
Tandems
2 months ago
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Peer Counseling Acronym! Peer counseling is a form of support where individuals with similar experiences or backgrounds offer assistance to one another. It has gained recognition as a valuable resource in addressing various personal and emotional challenges. Unlike traditional counselling where professionals guide the process, peer counselling relies on the mutual exchange of understanding and…

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Diversity in Education: Fostering inclusion and compassion -written by Niklas & Fiona
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2 months ago
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Diversity in education has been a very global topic in our ever grown society. As educators it is important to use and embrace diversity to support our students in their learning. Diverse classrooms bring together students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This can enrich and promote multiple perspectives, critical thinking and equipped to…

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Motivation in classrooms- A Poem written by Kamilla & Marleen serves as a multifaceted reflection for teachers
Tandems
4 months ago
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In classrooms where the minds begin to stir, The thirst for knowledge, echoing a plea, Walls filled with dreams of what the future holds, A realm of thought, as vast as it can be. Science explores the wonders of our world, From tiniest cells to galaxies so wide. It teaches us to question and to…

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PISA and PIRLS – hard to put in a nutshell. A discussion with Madelene and Franzi
Tandems
5 months ago
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PISA and PIRLS in Australia, Germany and Norway In the homesession of Marleen and Kamilla we got the opportunity to think about measuring school performance in terms of reading, maths and science. We were introduced to two different models: Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Both models…

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The Global Classrooms and Technology: Unveiling PISA Standings for Australia, Germany, and Norway with Niklas&Anniken
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5 months ago
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Are students across the globe meeting academic expectations, and perhaps more importantly, do they feel a sense of belonging in school? In this blog-post, we delve into the latest insights from the 2022 PISA results. We will explore trends in mathematics, reading and science performance, alongside student’s sense of belonging. We will present graphs, and…

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Our future – hopes and insecurities. A podcast with Eline, Hannah & Caspar
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6 months ago
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“If you know which mountain you wanna climb- you can climb really high!” What kind of job let you grow? Why is it important to reflect your job? Which values do you have and which ones you wanna hold on? This Podcast may motivate you to reflect yourself if you are on the right path…

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Podcast time! Anniken and Niklas take a look into their professional future
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7 months ago
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Podcast time! Anniken and Niklas take a look into their professional future What plans do Anniken and Niklas have for their professional future? What are they excited about and what are they looking forward to? What expectations do they have of their work and what is the difference between a job and a calling from…

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Online schooling- will the AI may replace today’s education system? A discussion from Riley, Niklas & Fiona
Tandems
8 months ago
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The year was 2023. And we, Riley of Australia, Fiona of Norway and Niklas of Germany, had to look into digital cooperation in the education sector. After our last workshop, we behold a lot of insight into the topic. Through digital cooperation we had to put our international brain into work, to see what we…

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Madelene and Franzi reflect on social (in)justice and student’s well-being in Norway and Germany
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8 months ago
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While doing research and talking about the German and Norwegian school systems, we found out interesting information which we subdivided into two topics: social (in)justice and students’ well-being. Social (in)justice In Germany it is common that at the end of primary school – which normally is in 4th grade depending on the federal state the…

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“Insights into our tandem” with Hannah, Eline and Caspar
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9 months ago
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Hello guys, Welcome to an insight in Tandem 3, with Hannah, Eline and Caspar. We met for the first time in a Zoom-meeting on Saturday, 21th of October at 10 AM. Everyone met – even Hannah, who lives in Australia with a different time-zone. At our meeting we mainly tried to get to know each…

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Anniken and Niklas on “intercultural communication” in their tandem
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9 months ago
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When we met in Berlin for the Summerschool in September, one of Anniken’s goals was to eat a proper Berlin Döner (Niklas had to write it because Anniken does not have the ö-key on her keyboard, a big cultural communication issue). This proved to be difficult, as we discovered that our eating habits were WAY…

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Public schools in Norway and Germany – Kamilla and Marleen share their findings
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9 months ago
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While working on the second task of this tandem course, explaining the school system of each country to each other, we came across private schools and found it both an interesting topic to talk about. Private schools in Germany  Starting with a little bit of general information about private schools in Germany there is to…

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Our first international Summerschool for (vocational) teacher education students at the Institute of Educational Science TU Berlin
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10 months ago
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In September 2023, the first international Summerschool specifically for (vocational) teacher training students took place at the Institute of Educational Science at the Technical University Berlin. As part of the DAAD-funded pilot project MOVE IT!, the one-week Summerschool aimed to bring together students and lecturers from different countries to discuss current issues relating to schools,…

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Sign up for MOTIVATE! now!
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1 year ago
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Sign up for MOTIVATE! now! In the coming weeks, you can sign up for the first round of our new program, which will begin in September 2023. We would be thrilled to have you join us! What to do now? Read through the questions and answers in our FAQ. If you have any further questions,...
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It is time to sign up for the next MOTIVATE! term 2023-2024
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1 year ago
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It is time to sign up for the next MOTIVATE! term 2023-2024 In the coming weeks, you can sign up for the first round of our new program, which will begin in September 2023. We would be thrilled to have you join us! What to do now? 1. Read through the questions and answers in...
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How can we easily imply peer-counseling in the classroom? – Answer this question together with Bavi, Ragna and Sophie
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1 year ago
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How can we easily imply peer-counseling in the classroom? - Answer this question together with Bavi, Ragna and Sophie Peer counseling can be done in different ways. It is important that the person who seeks for advice is the one who is choosing the topics. The counselor can use different helpful communication techniques during the...
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What is the aim of school? Hear about Ragna’s, Bavithira’s and Sophie’s answers, questions and ideas
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1 year ago
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What is the aim of school? Hear about Ragna's, Bavithira's and Sophie's answers, questions and ideas “To educate”, was Sophie’s first thought. But how is this answer helping to structure and orientate one’s teaching? It is not really an aim. And if it is, it can only be measured by grading. By asking about the...
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We have reached the halfway mark – already?!
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1 year ago
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We have reached the halfway mark – already?! And just like that we have already reached the halfway mark in the first cycle of the MOTIVATE! program! What?! Where has the time gone? Let us tell you… We have started out strong with a great group of young student teachers eager to expand their knowledge...