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Global Teacher Education

3. GoTEd Week

Diversity is an opportunity! Finding common ground, celebrating differences, and learning from each other

Different religions, different languages, different cultures, different upbringings. At the 3. GoTEd Week, we looked at how to benefit from being different in a teaching context. In what way can we be different? What are best practice ideas teachers apply in heterogenous classes? How can students be prepared for what they need to deal with later as teachers?

A diversity of speakers from JMU and partner universities provided their perspectives based on their research and experiences. 

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Day 1: Monday, May 8

Time   Speaker Room
08.30 - 09.00 Registration and coffee   Atrium
09.00 - 09.30 Welcome and introduction   room 1.012
09.30 - 11.00 Talk 1: How to make natural science contents accessible for all – Findings form the "Chemie all-inclusive" project Dr. Katja Weirauch, JMU room 1.012
11.00 - 12.30 Lunchtime   Mensateria
12.30 - 14.00 Talk 2: German-Czech relations: similarities and differences between two neighboring countries and their potential PhDr. Petra Bersedová, Iwi Hagenau, Martina Hoffmannová, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic room 1.012
14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break   Atrium
14.30 - 16.00 Talk 3: Translanguaging and codeswitching in a multicultural classroom: experiences of UNAM lectureres Dr. Faustina Neshila, Ivy Heyman-van Wyk, University of Namibia room 0.002

Day 2: Tuesday, May 9

Time   Speaker Room
10.15 - 11.45 Talk 4: Education & multiculturalism: the Sri Lanka case > Group activity: Sri Lankan traditional folk games Dr. Prabhath Ekanayake, Prof. Walter Senevirathne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka room 0.001
11.45 - 12.30 Lunchtime   Atrium
Afternoon Cultural program: Boat trip to Veitshöchheim please register via email (see above)  

Day 3: Wednesday, May 10

Time   Speaker Room
10.15 - 11.45 Talk 5: Fostering inter- and transcultural competencies in social virtual reality Prof. Dr. Maria Eisenmann, Jeanine Steinbock, Rebecca Hein, JMU room 2.013
11.45 - 12.30 Lunchtime   Atrium
12.30 - 14.00 Talk 6: Peace education and Montessori classroom management Prof. Dr. Valeria Rossini, University of Bari, Italy room 2.006
14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break   Atrium
14.30 - 16.00 International Market (more information coming soon)   room 1.012

Day 4: Thursday, May 11

Time Activity
08.00 - 09.45 Visit to Eichendorff-Schule Gerbrunn (for international guests only)
10.15 - 13.15 Visit to Matthias-Gründewald-Gymnasium Würzburg including lunch (for international guests only)