On November 5, we hosted a group of 14 undergraduate and graduate students studying to be teachers of History and Languages from the Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany. This was the students first visit to Israel. They were accompanied by two of their professors. During the morning the students got a taste of some of MOFET’s work that is relevant to them as future teachers. They took part in a hands on workshop, led by Ruthy Salomon, on integrating technology into their work; They learnt about the simulation centers in Israel’s colleges of education through an interactive session led by Dr. Amalia Ran; The important issue of cultural diversity was presented by Dr. Elaine Hoter through the work of MOFET’s TEC center and a MOOC project introduction to multiculturalism and cultural diversity given in a virtual world; The morning concluded with Penny Barsimantov‘s presentation of The MOFET Portal of Teacher Education. In the summary session the participants said they were extremely inspired by the visit, and were taking many things back with them to implement in their teaching. They also felt they had a much clearer idea of the Israeli education system and the unique role of MOFET in the system.
About Ludwigsburg University of Education (in German)