Autumn Academy #kinderbuch (#children's Books) 26. - 30.09.2022

ZBI is participating in the Autumn Academy #kinderbuch (#Children's Books) from September 26-30, 2022 at the Kulturcampus Domäne of the University of Hildesheim. What is a good children's or young adult book? How are stereotypes and gender positioning reproduced? How does it work: writing for children and young people? What ideas of childhood and children can be identified? The interdisciplinary Autumn Academy enables participants to get to know and explore issues in children's and young people's literature beyond the horizons of their own subjects.

In order to gain an insight into the different academic approaches to the media of children's and young people's literature in the individual disciplines, there will be introductory lectures as well as intensive workshops in mixed-subject student groups. In addition to a writing workshop, invited authors, illustrators, and artists enrich the Fall Academy. The exhibition "Diversity in Children's Books" also encourages a diversity-sensitive perception and reflection of these educational media. Registration is no longer possible. Participating students will receive all information via LearnWeb.

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Fair@School award ceremony

For the sixth time, three schools were awarded the Fair@School prize with their submitted exemplary projects. With this award, the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency and Cornelsen Verlag in cooperation with the Center for Educational Integration (ZBI) at the University of Hildesheim would like to support and promote commitment in schools.  The award-winning projects are intended to set an example of how schools can champion diversity. The ZBI was once again responsible for evaluating the submitted projects and nominated up to ten award winners. A top-class jury with experts from science and practice decided which three school projects would be awarded. 

The first prize went to Kurt-Schumacher-Grundschule (Berlin). The project "Like a Forest" was created after children at the school experienced racism, were afraid of teachers and were not heard. They worked through what they had experienced in a script workshop and with a final film. The second prize went to the Gemeinschaftsschule auf dem Campus Rütli (Berlin). The project "More than 2 Sides" was developed in the course "Faith & Doubt" after a joint trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The result was a comic about the trip with suggestions for work, which is now used as teaching material in many classes and schools. The third prize went to the Bahrenfeld district school (Hamburg) for the project "Getting along as a fair school. Starting in eighth grade, the students regularly deal with the topics of fairness and (anti)discrimination. 

International Conference "Images of Migration" May 31 - June 1, 2022 Migration Lab

In January 2021, Migration Lab Germany started with the networking of scientists, cultural workers, civil society projects, schools, museums, theaters and memorial sites. The core of the activities included the implementation of model projects in cultural and political education by 15 partner organizations, training for multipliers, and the development of a web portal with a media archive that presents the innovative approaches and educational materials of the network.

At the international conference "Images of Migration" the web portal was presented and a critical and at the same time forward-looking view on the production and reflection of images was taken from the perspective of different disciplines. more ...

Migration Lab Germany - Workshop "Language(s)" January 10 - 11, 2022

The second digital workshop in the project Migration Lab Germany dealt intensively over two days with language(s), accesses, condemnations and discrimination through language as well as potentials of multilingualism. The goal was to describe and penetrate the meaning of language(s) for the individual and society as densely and multiperspectively as possible, especially under the auspices of migration, multilingualism, colonial continuities and racism. The 15 partner organizations from the fields of culture and education were able to present their model projects that are being developed within the project framework, to exchange ideas and to discuss them with the speakers. more ...