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Leibniz School Connect

Leibniz School Connect is part of the project Leibniz-Prinzip, which is part of the Leibniz School of Education and in which cross-faculty structures at the university are currently being further developed as part of the second funding phase of the quality initiative for teacher education. In this way, the Leibniz Prinzip contributes to a sustainable improvement in the quality of Hannover's teacher education. Taking into account the fact that teacher education involves not only LUH lecturers and staff, but also actors from schools and study seminars, Leibniz School Connect (LSConnect) was founded as a new network centre.   

TASKS AND GOALS OF LSCONNECT

Grafik bestehend aus 3 grünen Quadraten unter einem blauen Trapez. Im Trapez als Dach steht der Teamname "Leibniz School Connect". In den drei grünen Quadraten finden sich die Arbeitsbereiche von LSConnect als Säulen wieder: 1. Zentrale Praktikumsplatzvergabe, 2. Entwicklung eines Kooperationsnetzwerks, 3. Kooperationen der Fächer und Fachdidaktiken sowie der Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft Grafik bestehend aus 3 grünen Quadraten unter einem blauen Trapez. Im Trapez als Dach steht der Teamname "Leibniz School Connect". In den drei grünen Quadraten finden sich die Arbeitsbereiche von LSConnect als Säulen wieder: 1. Zentrale Praktikumsplatzvergabe, 2. Entwicklung eines Kooperationsnetzwerks, 3. Kooperationen der Fächer und Fachdidaktiken sowie der Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft Grafik bestehend aus 3 grünen Quadraten unter einem blauen Trapez. Im Trapez als Dach steht der Teamname "Leibniz School Connect". In den drei grünen Quadraten finden sich die Arbeitsbereiche von LSConnect als Säulen wieder: 1. Zentrale Praktikumsplatzvergabe, 2. Entwicklung eines Kooperationsnetzwerks, 3. Kooperationen der Fächer und Fachdidaktiken sowie der Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft © LSE/A. Krüger

Within the framework of the field of action 3 Developing Practical Phases – Going into Teaching with Quality Standards, the network centre Leibniz School Connect (LSConnect) was developed.  In addition to the central allocation of internships in the degree programmes InBa and BaTEd, it works on institutional cooperation within the university and externally with all actors involved in teacher education. It supports the already existing intra-university collaboration between subject areas, subject-specific teaching methodology, as well as the educational sciences and participates in their development, both in terms of organisation and content. 

 However, LSConnect also works university internally: In order to prepare prospective teachers in the best possible way for practical work, it is necessary that their education is thought and designed in an interdisciplinary way. It is therefore of great importance that schools and study seminars as well as the state school authorities are also involved in the design of the teacher education programme. Gradually, a network between all participants will be established and expanded, which will enable closer cooperation and provide opportunities for exchange. A first focus of the joint work in the resulting Network Teachers' Education are the practical school phases during the degrees.  

Here, LSConnect, together with Field of Action 3, supports the intensive reorientation of the content of the practical phases and is, furthermore, responsible for the central internship place allocation process. One of the aims of the centralized allocation is to relieve the burden on all those involved and to deal with established problem situations, such as the very high capacity utilization of the Hannover schools and the simultaneous demand for interns from schools in the region. In the course of this, students will be given the opportunity to attend accompanying seminars for preparation and follow-up work directly after the school internship. Experience has shown that this has not always been possible in recent years due to the sometimes-long lead-times for applications for school internships. In the winter semester 2019/2020, the central allocation for the Bachelor Technical Education course of study started and will be extended to the interdisciplinary Bachelor in the winter semester 2020/2021.