Bringing research into the classroom: What pupils in Vienna have learned from our module on climate change and migration
One week after testing our TIES Module on Climate change and migration in a workshop in a high school in Vienna, Alterlaa, in February 2023, with project lead Lea Müller-Funk and team member and teacher Kerstin Brinnich, we asked 16-year-old students to summarize what they have learned in their own words. So much in advance: […]Read more
Stereotypes, Unconscious Biases, and Teaching Migration in the Classroom: 10 Take-Aways from the TIES Workshop with Karim Amghar
‘’Through education we build the foundations of society, the problem is that the foundations of the Dutch education system as well as the European education system are, at large, incomplete’’. This is how Karim Amghar opened his online workshop on interactive and creative teaching methods on Monday 29th of November 2021. In a two-hour session, […]Read more
The TIES student challenge awards are out!
We are happy to announce that we received 34 submissions from school students across Europe who participated in the TIES student challenge and produced very interesting audio-visual collage about (i) what makes them feel at home when going for a walk around their neighborhood and (ii) the journey of an important object in their everyday […]Read more
Reflecting on the TIES Launch Event
After half a year of intense project work, during which we started establishing a network of engaged secondary school teachers across Europe, we thought it was time for everyone to meet up. Because of COVID, this happened later than initially planned, and online, but on 19 April, TIES team members finally met up with 11 […]Read more
Teaching while in lockdown: testing our first teaching module
In February, we had the opportunity to test our first teaching module, Drivers of Migration, with a group of secondary school students in Amersfoort, near Utrecht. We were very excited to run a pilot of our first teaching module as we needed feedback from students and teachers to improve the teaching module and to evaluate […]Read more
The TIES student challenge – send us your audio-visual collage!
Ready for a challenge? Are you bored of sitting at home, not being able to visit friends, meet new people, travel, or explore new activities? Are you curious to rediscover your everyday surroundings in a whole new way? Then participate in the TIES student challenge! The Goal The goal of the contest is to create […]Read more
Three key take-aways from interviews with teachers
Where does the migration topic appear in European classrooms? What are teachers’ experiences with teaching migration? And what can TIES do to assist teachers in creating exciting learning experiences about migration? Over the past months, we have conducted many interviews with high-school teachers from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK to find answers to […]Read more
The TIES project adapts to Covid-19
The TIES project started in September 2020 just before the second Covid-19 wave hit Europe. The pandemic has not only altered our work on the project but is also changing the ways in which we do and think about teaching more broadly. The current measures have strongly affected our original project plans: many schools have […]Read more