Comprehend Germany and Europe! The program is designed to enable lecturers from Chinese education institutions to prepare young students for Germany and Europe. Our range of courses conveys the ideas of European thinking, shows the structures and development of political institutions, includes debates about current topics and openly communicates the essential factors for studying in Germany.
How do I motivate students to perform in a system based on personal initiative? Which methods of independent work, of problem analysis and solution are expected in Germany? How do I work in a team and how do I present my results in free speech? There are many questions – we have the answers.
The internationalization process of universities caused an enourmous need for explicit knowledge in China for reaching this objective. UNIKIMS firstly offers university didactics and German courses as a second language for cooperating education institutions. Regarding the divergent media lanscapes in Germany and China quickly shows how the perceived differences require a specialization of intercultural education from the beginning of studies.
Target group and institution: Lecturers from Chinese universities for the subjects German as a second language and university didactics.
Content of teaching: Lectures about education socialization in Germany, historical knowledge about social developments in Germany since 1945.
The topics are: Current discourses about history, politics, economy, Germany within the European Union, justice, demography/migration, culture and education, philosophy, generation differences and youth cultures, health, media, mentality and living environments.
Learning objectives: Participants will be sensitized to diverse topics and divergent ways of thinking resulting from social developments in Germany after 1945, e.g. attitude and individual life plans. You gain knowledge about different education communication styles focusing on the comparison of the respective learning culture (China/Germany/Europe).