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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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The Global Classrooms and Technology: Unveiling PISA Standings for Australia, Germany, and Norway with Niklas&Anniken
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2 weeks 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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1 month 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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2 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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Madelene and Franzi reflect on social (in)justice and student’s well-being in Norway and Germany
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3 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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9 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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...
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Assessment in schools – Different practices and different goals; Jelle, Ronja and Anne share their discussion
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1 year ago
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Assessment in schools - different practices and different goals Performance, assessment and opportunities in school was the topic of our first House Session of the new year! How we assess is such a significant part of the teaching profession as it is crucial for the development of students. When discussing our own experiences with evaluation,...
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Vocational Orientation: Where am I, where do I come from and where do I want to go?
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1 year ago
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Vocational orientation: Where am I, where do I come from and where do I want to go? In addition to joint workshops on various topics, we meet regularly for so-called House Sessions. These are organized in turn by representatives of all the universities that participate in our program. As a result, we not only exchange...
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School Systems – Different but Interesting; Hedda and Niklas explain their discoveries
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1 year ago
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School Systems - Different but Interesting; Hedda and Niklas explain their discoveries It’s our turn to write the blog post, yey! Who are we, you’re probably wondering. So here is a short introduction of us. First out we have 22-year-old Niklas from Germany, studying Arbeitslehre at TU Berlin. Most importantly, his favorite food is Sushi....
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Learn about Digital Competencies together with Bavithira, Mariam and Lena
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1 year ago
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Learn about Digital Competencies together with Bavithira, Mariam and Lena We are Bavithira, Mariam and Lena from Norway, Germany and Switzerland. Today we are talking about the topic, Digital Competence.   Bookcreator This is a website and an app that you can use to create books online. It works nicely as a presentation platform that...
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What skills will tomorrow’s teachers need?
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1 year ago
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What skills will tomorrow's teachers need? Our program thrives on a regular exchange. While the tandems regularly meet up privately as needed, there are also additionally scheduled joint meetings once or twice a month, in which the students either learn important soft skills in workshops or simply take some time to exchange thoughts and ideas...
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Exploring the second workshop topic “21st century teacher skills” together with Anne, Jelle and Ronja
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1 year ago
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Exploring the second workshop topic "21st century teacher skills" together with Anne, Jelle and Ronja The second workshop of the MOTIVATE! program focused on 21st century teacher skills. In that respect, we were introduced to the OECD Learning Compass, a project which aims to identify the competence students will need in the future to thrive...
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Ragna and Sophie reflect on our first workshop topic “Intercultural Communication”
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1 year ago
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Ragna and Sophie reflect on our first workshop topic "Intercultural Communication" MOTIVATE! is a program to link international teacher students. It provides a platform for the exchange of our experiences, knowledge and visions. The workshops confront us with relevant, up-to-date and inevitable topics as a becoming teacher and give us impulses for thoughts and for...