Tina Grummel, Project Coordinator

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DAAD Project Internationalising Teacher Education

Teaching Across Borders

Teaching Across Borders

Teaching Across Borders (or TAB) is an international online learning experience. It is about observing and analysing lessons, getting introduced to different lesson designs and eventually designing your own lesson. The workshops are based on so-called lesson studies which are conducted within every subject that is taught at school in Dutch teacher training. They are like internships/school based learning. Taking part in the TAB workshops will enhance your competence in teaching methodology and will add an international dimension to your teacher education.
Students and teachers from the Universities of Oldenburg (Germany), Groningen (Netherlands) and the Nelson Mandela University (South Africa) are involved as well as teachers from local German, Dutch and South African schools will be taking part.


TAB I 19 May 2022 noon to 4 pm

TAB II 16 September 2022 1 to 4 pm

TAB III Participation in project’s international hybrid Winter School (on one morning or afternoon in between 7 and 9 November 2022, tbd)

Registered students are asked to come to all 3 dates.

(Times in May and September are the same for Europe and South Africa.)


online (venue will be sent to registered students)

Who can register and how?

Master of Education students and advanced Bachelor students of UOL, RUG and NMU are welcome to register by 13 May 2022 at the latest.

While registering please let us know the following: degree, subjects, year and birthdate.

UOL students:

RUG students:

NMU students:

Who is involved?

Dr. Heloise Sathorar (NMU)

Dr. Heloise Sathorar is the Head of Department for Secondary School Education (PGCE and BEd SP & FET) in the Faculty of Education at the Nelson Mandela University. Her research interest includes critical pedagogy, teacher education, higher education and critical community engagement. She has also done research in Accounting Education, and Entrepreneurship Education. Her most recent work is: Decolonizing the colonized mindset: Reflecting on lecturer dispositions to decolonize teacher education (JOE).

Prof. Dr. Till-Sebastian Idel (UOL)

Professor for School Pedagogy and General Didactics

School of Educational and Social Sciences, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Oldenburg

The focus of my empirical research is on practices of teaching, school and classroom change in development processes in context with changing educational policies and especially in progressive schools, and the embedded professionalization of teachers. My research is based in theories of practice and theories of subjectivation. I’m using methods of qualitative research.

Dr. Alex van den Berg (RUG)

Alex van den Berg is a teacher educator for Chemistry at the University of Groningen. He is also a secondary school teacher in Groningen and works for a consortium of schools on the theme of ‘active learning’. He coordinates a group of teachers who are doing evidence informed research in their schools.

Katharina Kaschel (UOL)

Katharina Kaschel, Assistant to Study and Teaching Coordinator, Geschäftsstelle des Zentrums für Lehrkräftebildung - Didaktisches Zentrum (Centre for Teacher Education), University of Oldenburg, Germany

Tina Grummel (UOL)

Tina Grummel, Project coordinator, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Teaching Across Borders 2021

Schedule Lesson Studies Workshop I (May)

Schedule Lesson Studies Workshop II (September)

(Changed: 2022-05-11)