Cultures

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Exploring lifeworlds
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Digitality: culture and foreign language education
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Fact checker
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Ethnographic cultural learning
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Digitization: New Territoritory 1979
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Foreign language didactics against racism
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What to do against racism
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The Holocaust taboo

Exploring lifeworlds

The teachers’ cultural knowledge of the learners’ lifeworlds is a linchpin of all pedagogical efforts in school education and its educational theoretical foundation. In condensed form this setting occurs in the established principle of learner orientation, but also in many other concepts such as that of differentiation, adaptivity, or individualized teaching and learning. Learner orientation […]

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Fact checker

Fact checking is currently booming. This has less to do with a growing general interest in truth, on the contrary. Fact checking is an urgently needed corrective against the spread of lies, false truths and conspiracy theories. Questions about the reliability of news or information are a direct result of all the opportunities for digital […]

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Ethnographic cultural learning

One of the most important abilities that school has to teach young people is the ability to orient and position themselves in new or different cultural environments. This applies to each individual social environment in one’s own life world as well as to other and foreign-language societies. This usually happens rather intuitively: One uses one’s […]

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Digitization: New Territoritory 1979

Recently I disposed of a Windows 95 PC, with 95 for 1995, an operating system that overcame the surface of DOS commands in the mid-1990s and visualized the complete usage. This is worth mentioning because the popularization of personal computers and the Internet use now goes back more than thirty years without any appropriate educational-political […]

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Foreign language didactics against racism

In the Federal Republic of Germany, the principal educational goals have always included the values of human dignity, equality and self-determination as layed down in the Constitution. In particular, the ban on discrimination based on origin, religion, gender or political convictions applies. Cultural communication as a general goal This also describes the key objectives of […]

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What to do against racism

If we want to counter forms of racism, exclusion and discrimination in the foreign language classroom, the mere commitment to noble guiding principles does not suffice. What is to be done? Of course, it is essential that all foreign language teachers, in their individual attitudes, actually feel committed to the goals of preserving human dignity, […]

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