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Research project

Teaching Immigration in European Schools (TIES)

How can academic knowledge on migration reach societal debates? How can we invite the new generation of European citizens to have more nuanced conversations about the drivers, processes and consequences of migration? We address these questions through a hands-on project, working with teachers, storytellers, and creative minds to develop teaching modules on migration.

2020 - 2023
Katharina Natter
National Geographic Explorer Grant

Lea Müller-Funk (Danube University Krems, Austria), Simona Vezzoli (ISS, The Hague, Netherlands)

Migration can be a difficult subject to discuss in the classroom, as it is often subject of heated public debates. At the same time, European classrooms are increasingly made of students from diverse social, cultural and geographic backgrounds. TIES invites students to get a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of what drives migration and how it shapes societies across Europe and the world. To do this, we are creating a series of guided teaching modules that bring academic knowledge on migration into European classrooms and help teachers engage their students in a conversation that stimulates their critical thinking. The nine, 45-minuted teaching modules are available in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Polish. 

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