The Project „Shaping Change“
The Multilingualism & Diversity Lectures (MuDiLe) tie in with the project Shaping Change – language promotion and language training as an integral part of innovative teacher training in Lower Saxony.
In a lecture series entitled Multilingualism and Diversity Lectures, internationally renowned researchers talk about the current state of knowledge of fundamental issues concerning language training and language promotion. The series of lectures are prepared for publication on the web and in social media, and made available at https://mudil.blog.uni-hildesheim.de/.
During the first stage of the previous project SHAPING CHANGE. Language promotion and language training as an integral part of innovative teacher training in Lower Saxony (referred to below as Change I), a structured qualification programme in the areas of language training and German as a Second Language for teacher training students of all subjects was devised, tailored to different types of school. The programme is intended to be taken throughout university as an obligatory qualification programme. Emphasis was placed on teaching the skills required to be able to discuss topics in the relevant subject (Goschler/Montanari 2015). The project partners developed core content for the whole of Lower Saxony, as well as concepts and materials for the consultation, further training and continuing education of university lecturers and teaching staff at schools. For more information, visit https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/fb3/institute/idsl/mitglieder/prof-dr-phil-elke-montanari/umbrueche-gestalten/.
Change II / Hildesheim hopes to capture a wide audience. There are several common issues that can be addressed on a larger scale than at the university level. Online media offer the ideal opportunity for presenting developments in Lower Saxony on a national and international arena.
The aim of the project is to embed the topics of language promotion and language training as an integral part of innovative teacher training in Lower Saxony in a national perspective, expanding the geographic range.
The educational offerings will be made available online for students of Teacher Training, university lecturers and member of the teaching staff. Emphasis is placed on providing the formats online in a manner that users find attractive.
 Funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture, the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs and Stiftung Mercator
 The project was carried out by nine higher education institutions in Lower Saxony that offer teacher training with the support of Lower Saxony Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs and Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture.