Science Education

High-resolution microscope built from LEGO and bits of phone

Research led by Göttingen University shows constructing microscope improves children’s understanding. Microscopy is an essential tool in many fields of science and medicine. However, many groups have limited access to…

The virtual classroom

Educational scientists at the University of Jena study the use of VR headsets in teacher training. Educational scientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena are working on a new project studying…

New European Training Network for the Cancer Research of the Future

High-profile research institutions, clinics and companies from seven European countries have formed a European Training Network aiming at the development of innovative light-based procedures for cancer diagnostics and therapy. The…

Oink, oink makes the pig – Pictures and gestures are effective support methods in foreign language teaching for children

Foreign language teaching in primary schools literally opens up new worlds for primary school children: with a large portion of curiosity, willingness to learn…

How Humans and Machines Navigate Complex Situations

Which career is right for me? Which pension scheme should I invest in? Which chess move should I make next? In many of the decisions we make, the number of…

A gene activated in infant and young brains determines learning capacity in adulthood

During early postnatal development, primary sensory regions of the brain undergo periods of heightened plasticity (critical period), which sculpt neural…

The Maturation Pattern of the Hippocampus Drives Human Memory Deve

Parents know one of the paradoxes of human development well: Toddlers seem to acquire knowledge about their world effortlessly, but at the same time they often…

Cebit 2018: Saarbrücken Start-up combines Tinkering and Programming for Elementary School Kids

“The teaching materials available today are either overly complex, under-stimulating, or only appeal to children who already have a keen interest in…

The classroom of tomorrow – DFKI and TUK open lab for new digital teaching and learning methods

Our educational system considers individual learning to be key for a modern and inclusive society. Nevertheless, today's learning environments seem to take a…

Studying outdoors is better

“There is still a conceptual gap between teaching science and environmental education,” says Dr. Ulrich Dettweiler, Associate Professor of Education at the…

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