IDEAS - Experience Interculturality and Diversity by Studying Abroad
IDEAS is a project funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) that encourages the internationalisation of teacher training at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. It is our goal to support students and teachers with intercultural trainings and a variety of intercultural learning opportunities to make them more sensitive for diversity of all kinds and further their pedagogical skills. Our focus is on interculturality, diversity and inclusion in the teacher training programme at Jena University. We build cooperations with different universities in both European and non-European countries. Currently, we are offering online mobilities of various kinds. As soon as the global pandemic allows, we will enable teacher training students to study abroad and support them with scholarships.
PILOTS organises and researches international digital co-teachings. Instructors and students of Friedrich Schiller University in Jena participate in joint seminars with international universities to implement intercultural experiences in the university’s teacher education.