• Taking a wider view

    The challenges and opportunities of intercultural education: The need for children and adolescents to constructively and successfully negotiate a society shaped by cultural diversity means that intercultural education in day-to-day schooling is more important than ever. But how do school children acquire the ability to recognise and appreciate cultural differences and similarities? In this issue we get to the bottom of these questions

  • Are you in MINT condition?

    Not everyone has to be a genius, but politicians complain that too few young people are entering the field of science and technology. But what should we do to attract children and young people to these subjects? Read our special feature on MINT and how to get children interested in maths, IT, science and technology

  • Abitur and international programmes

    Students who attend a Phorms School learn German and English from the first year. This is the best possible start towards the German Abitur and an international programme. And Phorms secondary schools allow their students to do both. Here we present the advantages of this system and ask how students can best master this challenging stage of their education

  • Foreign-exchange visits

    Off the sofa and into the big, wide world. From the USA to Costa Rica and from Cambodia to Spain - those who discover a foreign country without their parents for the first time learn a lesson for life

  • Growth Mindset

    How can teachers and parents help children to accept challenges instead of feeling overwhelmed by them? What does it mean to give the “right” praise? And how do you cope with setbacks and learn from mistakes? These questions are answered by the renowned professor Carol Dweck with her concept of "Growth" and "Fixed Mindset". This education concept is the subject of contentious debate and featured in our key topic

  • Generation Selfie

    Reach out arm, smile, click: another selfie! Add a filter and some Hashtags before it is posted on Facebook, Instagram and co - It's impossible to imagine young people's lives without social media. Read our special feature on social media, data privacy, cyberbullying and media education

  • Immersion

    With the immersion method, children pick up languages automatically - without the stress of vocabulary lists. But what exactly does it mean to learn a language immersively? Learn all about this method of teaching a second language in our key topic