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News | Education | 10. March 2016
Put to the test: What makes a good language development method?
Demand for early childhood language development is huge and has sparked all sorts of approaches, projects and opinions. But something has been missing: a scientific review of the effectiveness of language-learning programs. To fill this gap, Siemens Stiftung helped the ZNL TransferCenter for Neurosciences and Learning at the University of Ulm conduct a study that Read More...
News | Education | 1. March 2016
Siemens Stiftung presents award for open educational resources (OER) in STEM subjects at the 2016 OER Festival in Berlin
For the first time, awards were presented for outstanding concepts for free teaching and learning materials in German-speaking countries at the 2016 OER Festival #OERde16. As a partner to the festival, Siemens Stiftung sponsored the seventh out of the total of nine categories: “OER for STEM – teaching materials for STEM subjects in schools.” The Read More...
News | Education | 29. February 2016
ZukunftsLab #digitaleBildung: “Start listening to us properly at last!”
How do young people learn in the digital era? And what is important to them as part of digital education? Siemens Stiftung, Körber-Stiftung and the foundation “Little Scientists’ House” asked those very questions on behalf of the National STEM Forum. More than 50 youngsters from all over Germany responded at the youth conference “ZukunftsLab #digitaleBildung.” Read More...
News | Education | 29. January 2016
Siemens Stiftung examines the future of primary schooling in Germany during LEARNTEC 2016
"You cannot donate education. You have to acquire it yourself," Maria Schumm-Tschauder, the project manager of the media portal at Siemens Stiftung, noted during a discussion titled "Can Foundations Donate Education" that was held at LEARNTEC 2016 in Karlsruhe. Together with Dr. Ekkehard Winter, the Managing Director of the Deutsche Telekom Foundation, and Micha Pallesche, Read More...
Press release | Education | 3. December 2015
Free teaching materials for Austrian educators
Cooperation deal concluded between Siemens Stiftung and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs and Siemens Stiftung intend to work together in future to provide free teaching materials. More than 5,500 digital media from the media portal are now additionally available to teachers Read More...
News | Education | 5. November 2015
Schmerlenbach Appeal: An open letter from OER initiatives to the public authorities
“Learning materials for refugees should be free and open.” That is the demand voiced by OER initiatives and players in an open letter – titled the Schmerlenbach Appeal – to the public authorities. Siemens Stiftung also offers open teaching and learning materials (open educational resources or OER) on its Media Portal and so supports this Read More...
News | Education | 5. October 2015
German premiere for the international NMC Horizon Report: OER confirmed as a key trend
A great undertaking: Every year the international NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 looks at the latest technologies that will have a profound global impact throughout education in the next five years. The study is initiated by the New Media Consortium (NMC), which has grappled with this important question since 2002. The new edition names open Read More...
News | Education | 7. September 2015
Siemens Stiftung initiates workshop on mathematics teaching at the “Mandela School of Science and Technology”
7 x 7 = 49. 5 x 8 = 40. 4 x 7 = 28 … It might sound like simple memorizing of the times tables, but in fact this is “learning through movement.” Together with the Walter Sisulu University and the Department of Education of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, Siemens Stiftung initiated a Read More...
News | Development Cooperation, Education, Culture, General | 27. August 2015
Siemens Stiftung presents their projects at this year’s Bürgerfest in Berlin hosted by the German President
On September 12, 2015, the Bellevue in Berlin will open the doors of its palace and park: German President Joachim Gauck is inviting everyone to the fourth annual Bürgerfest (festival) and offering them a glimpse into his residence with the motto “Day of the open palace.”  The festival honors volunteer organizations as an important part Read More...
News | Education | 13. August 2015
Responsibility for Experimento in Brazil lies with Siemens Fundação Brasil and the Visconde de Porto Seguro Foundation
Following on its successful deployment in Germany and various countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, Experimento is now being launched in Brazil. Responsibility for the local implementation of Siemens Stiftung’s international education program in Brazil lies with Siemens Fundação Brasil and the Visconde de Porto Seguro Foundation. The initial phase of the program will Read More...
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