Project partner: Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv
Deepening and strengthening the exchange and collaboration of lecturers. This first project exclusively involved ST mobility. The project enabled lecturers from the two universities to exchange ideas and get to know each other better, and at the same time laid the foundation for a long-term, continuously expanding collaboration between the two universities.
The project aimed to establish a sound and sustainable collaboration in the field of Teacher Education between a higher education institution in Israel and a higher education institution in Germany, the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Tel Aviv, and the University of Education Karlsruhe. Besides teaching staff mobility in the field of teaching, mobility in the field of continuing education (training) was funded. The initiative aimed to strengthen and intensify the collaboration between the two universities, the participating institutes, and their staff members. Furthermore, it was intended to reach the signing of an official agreement to enable student mobility, joint research projects or conferences. In order for the collaboration to become sustainable, the project initially focused on a selected sub-area of applied linguistics and foreign language didactics. As part of the project, and especially during the funded mobility measures, a joint online teaching and seminar format ("telecollaboration') was developed and implemented, which entered its 4th round in autumn 2018. However, the mobilities did not only result in the qualitative development of an online-based joint seminar concept, which was successfully implemented with German and Israeli students at the two participating universities. In addition, several joint publications were produced by the participants who had received funding and the results were transferred to two larger Erasmus+ KA2 projects. During the mobilities, the future development of the collaboration between the two participating universities was discussed with interested university members from other departments. First positive examples include the subject of History, where first steps towards a collaboration have been taken.