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The Teams' Assignments

Management

The management is responsible for the strategic orientation and development of the Centre for Teacher Education and oversees the operative business. Its core function is the personnel and organisational as well as the strategic development of teacher training. To this end, it cooperates with central partners in teacher training within the university (teacher training faculties, university management) as well as outside the university (district government, ministries). The management is also responsible for the staff and the administration of funds.

Team Leader

Myrle Dziak-Mahler
Executive Director

Room 4.06
Tel: +49 221 470-8612
Email: myrle.dziak-mahler(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Dr. Daniel Kramp
Deputy Executive Director

Room 4.04
Tel: +49 221 470-8611
Email: krampd(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Advisory Centre

The team of the Advisory Centre accompanies the students through their entire teacher training at the University of Cologne. It offers peer-to-peer counselling as well as coaching and mentoring services. The aim is to give students orientation right from their first semester so that they can shape their studies independently and in a self-determined manner. The Advisory Centre makes it its task to provide solution-oriented counselling, to identify concerns, questions and problems and to respond to them individually. Respectful interaction, tolerance, fairness and team-oriented work have top priority.

Team Leader

Dr.' Maria Boos
Head of Advisory Centre

Room 1.12
Tel: +49 221 470-1142
Email: maria.boos(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Juliane Metzmacher
Head of Advisory Centre

Room 1.09
Tel: +49 221 470-8605
Email: juliane.metzmacher(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Examination Office

The Examination Office is responsible for central cross-faculty concerns within the examination system. This includes, in particular, the administration of final papers, the preparation of diplomas and the admission to the Master's programmes. In addition, the Examination Office prepares university regulations for the teacher training courses. With regard to the examination system, the Examination Office is the interface between the teacher-training faculties and the cooperating universities. The core of this interface function is the establishment and communication of legally secure, transparent and efficient processes within the framework of the respective competences.

Team Leader

Dr.' Anna Maria Andermahr
Head of Examination Office

Room 2.04
Email: zfl-pruefungsamt(at)uni-koeln.de


 

Janine Igl
Head of Examination Office

Raum 2.09
Email: zfl-pruefungsamt(at)uni-koeln.de


 

Practical Phases

A central task of the team is the conception, coordination, content design and evaluation of the practical phases in the Bachelor's teacher training courses. The focus is on a future-oriented teacher training and therefore always associated with relevant topics as inclusion, diversity, digitalisation or internationalisation. Integrated in innovative practical phase concepts (e.g. the projects PROMPT! and WEICHENSTELLUNG), but also as anchor points for internal and extra-university cooperations (e.g. participation in Network Inclusion), these subject areas form the central content-related reference points for the work of the team. A further central task is the coordination of the internship semester in the Master’s degree. In close cooperation with the participating university departments, the cooperating universities, the Centres for Practical Teacher Training and the schools belonging to the Education Region Cologne, this practical element is constantly advanced, based on evaluation.

Team Leader

Astrid Krämer
Head of Practical Phases

Room 3.04
Tel: +49 221 470-1143
Email: astrid.kraemer(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Dr.' Gesine Boesken
Deputy Head of Practical Phases

Room 3.07
Tel: +49 221 470-3404
Email: gesine.boesken(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Dr. Claus Dahlmanns
Deputy Head of Practical Phases

Room 3.07
Tel: +49 221 470-7963
Email: claus.dahlmanns(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Digital Teaching

Educating future teachers means qualifying young people who will be teaching in schools 40 years from now. For a contemporary education at school, we must therefore directly exemplify contemporary and future-proof education at university. In addition to teaching basic tools and techniques, our main focus is on teaching adequate didactic-methodical concepts, working methods and learning spaces (real and virtual) as well as a culture and a mindset for digitality. In addition to encouraging problem-solving and the joy of experimenting as central ‘digital’ competences, this also includes a focus on agile, collaborative, creative and interdisciplinary ways of working and thinking.

Team Leader

Dr.' Alexandra Habicher
Head of Team Digital Teaching

Room 2.13
Tel: +49 221 470-8672
Email: a.habicher(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Internationalisation

In an increasingly international and diverse society, and therefore classroom, future teachers need constantly to be open for new developments and innovative ideas within the field of education. Inspiration, however, cannot just come from one's own country. Students and teachers should also be inspired by other countries. Thus, the aim of the Team Internationalisation is the development of an internationally oriented teacher education, in cooperation with the central International Office and the Centres for International Relationships at the faculties. Our programs provide numerous ways to strengthen one’s intercultural competences, including regular seminars, special lectures or workshops. One special opportunity is our joint programme "internships@schoolsabroad". It offers internship placements at more than 50 partner schools around the globe. Consequently, establishing and maintaining an international network with schools and universities is one major job of the team.

Team Leader

Dr. Jan Springob
Head of Team International

Room 1.11
Tel: +49 221 470-1149
Email: jan.springob(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Graduate School of Teacher Education

The Graduate School of Teacher Education promotes young scientists in the field of teacher education and strengthens the subject didactics of the University of Cologne through a structured network. It organises the programme for doctoral supervision and supports doctoral students in the organisation of scientific events. It offers doctoral students a structured coaching and career advice. The Graduate School of Teacher Education organises retreats, workshops and other events. It cooperates with other graduate schools of the University of Cologne as well as with project staff of the "Future Strategy Teacher Education".

Team Leader

Dr.' Gabriele Schwager-Büschges
Coordinator Graduate School of Teacher Education

Room 0.01a
Tel: +49 221 470-8614
Email: gaby.schwager(at)uni-koeln.de


 

Faculty Coordination

The Faculty Coordination is a staff unit of the management and serves as an interface to the teacher training faculties. The faculty coordinators at the Centre for Teacher Education come from the respective faculties and know the specific structures and subject cultures. They are contact persons for the faculties' questions specifically regarding teacher education and act as multipliers for respective topics in the faculties.

Team Leader

Dr.' Gesine Boesken
Coordinator Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Room 3.07
Tel: +49 221 470-3404
Email: gesine.boesken(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Dr. Claus Dahlmanns
Coordinator Faculty of Human Sciences

Room 3.07
Tel: +49 221 470-7963
Email: claus.dahlmanns(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Dr.' Alexandra Habicher
Coordinator Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Room 2.13
Tel: +49 221 470-8672
Email: a.habicher(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Quality Management

Within the framework of quality management, the Centre for Teacher Education is responsible for process management at the interfaces to the teacher training faculties and administration. In a knowledge database, all overarching topics relating to the student life cycle are processed and used both for advising students and a controlling process. In quality management, relevant indicators for the teacher training courses are brought together, prepared topic-centred and made available. In addition, the Centre for Teacher Education is directly involved in the accreditation of teacher training courses as a cross-faculty and cross-university institution and thus contributes to the further development of the quality of teacher training.

Team Leader

N.N.
Quality Manager





 

Communication and Events

The Communication and Events team is the contact for journalistic enquiries about teacher training and schools and helps to communicate teacher training topics to the public. The team publishes its own publications, manages the websites and multimedia formats of the Centre for Teacher Education. It also organises high-profile events and theme years with the aim of stimulating public discussion on topics relevant to education.

Team Leader

Merle Hettesheimer
Head of Communication and Events

Room 4.12
Tel: +49 221 470-5687
Email: m.hettesheimer(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Information Technology

The Information Technology team at the Centre for Teacher Education ensures that IT processes run smoothly across all teams. In addition to in-house support and the support of external events, the team focuses on the strategic orientation of the IT workstations. From collaboration tools to digital student files, the IT topics converge here.

Team Leader

Sebastian Beyl
Head of Information Technology

Room 2.11
Tel: +49 221 470-7271
Email: sebastian.beyl(at)uni-koeln.de