INCREASING INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY – STRENGTHENING UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS – ENHANCING TRANSCULTURAL SKILLS
In this project sponsored by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and hosted by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the Heidelberg School of Education is working together with the Faculty of Modern Languages at Heidelberg University to strategically integrate international mobility into teacher training courses and instigate new initiatives for the further internationalisation of teacher education.
As part of the project, a diverse range of measures have been taken at various levels to ensure that teacher training courses are increasingly oriented towards international mobility. Such measures are also designed to enable students to engage with questions and issues relating to international teacher education:
- funding for students enrolled in a teacher training programme of English, French, Italian, Russian or Spanish at partner universities in Birmingham, Montpellier, Paris, Naples, St. Petersburg and Valparaíso
- a range of courses and events held at Heidelberg University as part of the programme “Internationalisation at Home”, which are open to all students on courses with relevance to teaching, as well as teacher educators (researchers and academics involved in teacher training)
- academic exchange with partner universities through cooperative trips and guest lecturers
- an international summer school focussing on the topic “Transculturality in Teacher Education” for students on teacher training courses at Heidelberg University, or at any of the project partner universities.
The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within its initiative „Internationalisation of Teacher Training” from September 2019 to December 2022. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the funding organisation for this funding line.
- Nicole Becker, Faculty of Modern Languages, Heidelberg University
- Dr Eva-Maria Güida, Department of Romance Studies, Heidelberg University
- Prof Dr Sonja Kleinke, Department of English, Heidelberg University
- Prof Dr Irina Podtergera, Institute for Slavic Studies, Heidelberg University
- Dr Till Stellino, Department of Romance Studies, Heidelberg University