Lecture Series

Sommersemester 2024

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Lunch talk: Schools and teaching around the globe

Mondays, 1-2 p.m., via Zoom

What is school like in other countries? How does teaching in Europe differ from teaching in other parts of the world? Which challenges are similar, which are unique to a particular region? This inter-university lecture and workshop series will present international perspectives on schools and teacher education.

This initiative, a result of collaboration among four Bavarian universities under the 'Lehramt.International' programme by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), aims to address students, teachers and teacher educators alike. The Lehramt.International projects BaTEG (University of Bamberg), FAU Lehramt International (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), global.trex Passau (University of Passau), and GoTEd (University of Würzburg) have joined forces since 2021 to foster the exchange of best practices and initiatives for improving the conditions for internationalizing teacher education in Bavaria.

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- Ersatztermin: 01.07.2024

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Prof Dr Elina Lehtomäki (University of Oulu), Hui Tang (University of Bamberg), and Martina Zier (University of Bamberg): Discovering the Teaching Profession Worldwide: Global Insights into Teacher Reputation, Workload, Salary, and More.


Join us for an engaging interactive lecture that delves into the world of the teaching profession on a global scale. By examining the intricate facets of teacher status like reputation, respect, pay, and workload, and presenting survey data from diverse countries, this session offers an overview of the standing of educators worldwide. Drawing insights from some of our BaTEG partner universities’ countries, we will explore the realities faced by teachers across borders. Contributions by teacher educators from Bamberg and BaTEG partner institutions will be complemented by interactive segments, fostering engagement and discussions among participants.


Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Dr. Petra Besedová, Univerzita Hradec Králové: Inside the Czech School


In the upcoming lecture titled "Inside the Czech School," we delve into the multifaceted nature of the Czech education system, providing a comprehensive overview that spans the structure, daily operations, and current challenges facing educators and students alike. This presentation aims to offer a holistic view of Czech schooling, juxtaposing the systemic framework with the day-to-day realities experienced within the school environment.



Universität Passau

Dr. Zelda Barends (Stellenbosch University), Prof. Dr. Chris Reddy (Stellenbosch University)A national curriculum for many dispirit contexts?


Few events in South Africa (SA) have been as dramatic and sudden as the demise of apartheid (the institutionalised separation of 'races' in all spheres of life) and the introduction of a majority, multi-party government by democratic process in 1994. The events immediately following the demise of apartheid prompted a series of changes in the political and economic systems of the country. While political reorientation and economic redress were of immediate concern, there was also an acknowledgment of the importance of educational change in the rebuilding of the country.

(…) Schooling in South Africa is often in the spotlight and learner performance has been the point of debate for years. The post-apartheid era promised education for all, equity and access at the dawn of our democracy 30 years ago. Since then, there were promises of education transformation and curriculum change, on paper. (…)

In the lecture we explore ideas related to how a national curriculum has been implemented and its relevance for social diversity in disparate contexts. We draw on the nuances of rhetoric reality mismatches and the policy-practice-continuity-discontinuities to frame our discussion and develop a set of concluding thoughts.


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Dr. Heidi Lindsverk (University of South-Eastern Norway; video introduction); Andre Fritzøe (University of South-Eastern Norway) and  Laura Pechmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg):Outdoor education in Norway (FAU – University of South-Eastern Norway


Outdoor education programmes are widespread in Norway. They draw upon the theories and practices of experiential and environmental education, making use of the local environment of kindergartens and schools to provide real-life educational experiences. The lecture will provide insight into different approaches to planning and implementing outdoor education in Norway. After a short introduction to the foundations of outdoor education, you will gain insight into the practical aspects of this educational programme in everyday school life from a Norwegian student in teacher education. An exchange student from FAU will then report on her experience visiting university courses on outdoor education in Norway, highlighting the differences and similarities compared to teacher education in Bavaria.



Vergangene Veranstaltungen:

WS 2023/2024

Current Developments in Teacher Education: Global Perspectives

Universitätsübergreifende Ringvorlesung zu globalen Entwicklungen in der Lehrkräftebildung

Im Wintersemester 2023/23 können Lehramtsstudierende eine universitätsübergreifende online Ringvorlesung zu globalen Entwicklungen in der Lehrkräftebildung besuchen. Dozierende aus Deutschland und dem Ausland werden Herausforderungen in der Lehrkräftebildung und pädagogische Lösungen in unterschiedlichen Ländern der Welt beleuchten. Die Ringvorlesung ist ein Ergebnis der Zusammenarbeit von vier bayerischen Universitäten, die Projekte zur Internationalisierung der Lehrkräftebildung im Programm „Lehramt.International“ des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD) umsetzen. Die Projekte BaTEG (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg), FAU Lehramt International (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), global.trex Passau (Universität Passau) und GoTEd (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) haben sich bereits 2021 zu einem Netzwerk zusammengeschlossen, um den Austausch von Best Practices und gemeinsame Initiativen zur Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen für die Internationalisierung der Lehrkräftebildung in Bayern zu fördern.

Nach der Anmeldung unter https://go.uniwue.de/i0qls wird per E-Mail der Zoom-Link zu der Vorlesung zugeschickt.

Übersicht über die Themen und Termine der Vorlesung:

24.10.23 ProfIT - Professionalisation through Internationalisation – rationale, findings and practice (Prof. Dr. Christina Hansen, Universität Passau)

12.12.23 Migration and education: Amplifying refugee students’ voices in research and practice (Prof. Dr. Mervi Kaukko, University of Tampere)

09.01.24 Teachers from Abroad in Germany and Teachers from Germany Working Abroad. Current Issues of International Teacher Mobility (Prof. Dr. Anatoli Rakhkochkine FAU, Prof. Dr. Lilach Marom SFU, Canada, Prof. Dr. Hanna Ragnarsdóttir, University of Iceland)

16.01.24 The project SMiLE - 'Smartphone Math Apps in Learning Environments' in the international context of global.trex Passau (Lehramt.international (Prof. Dr. Matthias Brandl, Jakob Heller, Universität Passau)

23.01.24 The Influence of Classroom Climate on Pre-service Foreign Language Teacher Training in Spain (Dr. José Luís Estrada Chichón, Universidad de Cádiz)