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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"In a diverse world, my thoughts should also be diverse, and I have only achieved this by exchanging ideas with people whose thoughts and experiences enrich me. Through the exchange at MOTIVATE! I have come up with completely new thoughts and developed new ideas for myself as a future teacher and also as a person. Celebrating the now of education and having courage and visions for the later is what I have found for myself this year."
Student at TU Berlin and former MOTIVATE! student
"MOTIVATE! is a great opportunity if you want to think outside the box as a teacher student. You get to know facets of the teaching profession together with international students, make contacts and form friendships. It really is a good first step if you want to engage with education internationally!"
Student at TU Berlin, former MOTIVATE! student and exchange student at NTNU
"In any case, it is very valuable to get to know a different culture of teaching. The interaction with lecturers and students in Norway is more on an equal footing, so you get the impression that you are working on something together instead of just solving an impersonal task to generate points. A personal project is created."
Student at TU Berlin and former exchange student at NTNU
"MOTIVATE! provides students with distinct benefits as they develop acceptance for cultural diversity, self-confidence, initiative and curiosity through cross-cultural learning."
Katrine Dalbu Alterhaug
Head of Internationalization at the Teacher Department at NTNU
"Move it again, MOTIVATE! and lets be creative and constructive with all we learned during the pandemic…"
Prof. Markus Cslovjecsek
Project Coordinator at PH FHNW
"MOTIVATE! enables students to freely exchange thoughts and ideas on relevant topics while also gaining important intercultural skills and knowledge."
Student and staffmember of MOVE IT! at TU Berlin
“In the world today, schools can only succeed with an international approach: the diversity of pupils in Berlin and elsewhere, the social and technological challenges of the future, all this is globally and locally connected and we need a reflexive, well-informed and open-minded view across any borders.”