German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education (DZLM) will be sustained
The network of nine universities becomes an integral part of the Leibniz Institute IPN under the direction of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education (DZLM) will be a part of the newly established department “Subject-related knowledge transfer” at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) in Kiel. The DZLM is a network of nine universities under the direction of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For ten years it has been developing, implementing and researching nationwide effective offers for further education for multipliers, teachers and daycare specialists in mathematics. The DZLM was initiated by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, from which it has so far been financed with more than ten million euros.
“The work of the DZLM has shown that advanced trainers need far more skills than just being very good teachers in their subjects,” explains the previous director of the DZLM and future director of the new IPN department, Professor Jürg Kramer, who is also a member of IRIS Adlershof. “Our approach is therefore to qualify further trainers not only in terms of further training methodology and adult pedagogy, but also very specifically on subject-specific questions relating to the content and learning processes of teachers in further training. In this way, they are much better able to support teachers and educational specialists effectively in their daily work. We are very pleased that we can now continue this work at the IPN.”
Source: IRIS Adlershof, 25 November 2020