Project updates

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The TIES student challenge awards are out!

July 13, 2021

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 […]

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Reflecting on the TIES Launch Event

June 29, 2021

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 […]

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reasons for migration brainstorm board by students with a photo of one of our educator in the call teaching

Teaching while in lockdown: testing our first teaching module

May 18, 2021

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 […]

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A graphic announcing the TIES student challenge.

The TIES student challenge – send us your audio-visual collage!

April 19, 2021

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 […]

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Three key take-aways from interviews with teachers

February 8, 2021

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 […]

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The TIES project adapts to Covid-19

December 3, 2020

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 […]

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