Participating partner university: Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy
This project seminar introduces students from the elementary teacher training programme to social studies and science education in different national school systems. As part of the seminar, students from the University of Erfurt collaborate with lecturers and students from the University of Urbino, Italy, for a joint teaching programme. At the end of the seminar, they will spend a short-term stay at the partner university in Italy where each student is assigned to a local student mentor and will sit in on regular seminars and lectures to experience the Italian teacher training programme. Together, students from Erfurt and Urbino will create teaching and learning materials focussing on cultural differences between Germany and Italy, and they will co-teach classes in local schools in Italy.
To prepare for their stay in Italy, students take an intensive 2-semester Italian language course at the University of Erfurt. In addition to basic language skills for everyday communication, the course teaches subject-specific educational vocabulary, equipping students with the necessary skills to follow the Italian lectures in the local language.
Plans exist that teacher training students from Urbino will make a return visit to the University of Erfurt in the summer semester of 2022 and sit in on selected courses in the Erfurt teacher training program.