Advancing Competencies in Argumentation and Problem Solving through Geography teaching in School using the Example of Culture-Environment Interaction

Bild Tafel, Sabrina DittrichSabrina Dittrich studied German and Geography to become a teacher at the University of Cologne. She wrote her examination thesis about differentiation in class (Title: “Differenzierung als Herausforderung – Der Umgang mit heterogenen Lerngruppen im Geographieunterricht aus Sicht von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern” / Differentiation as a challenge – The handling with heterogeneous pupils in class from the view of teachers). Continue reading

Analysis of palaeoenvironmental data

Dr. Thomas Giesecke

Dr Thomas Giesecke
(Department of Palynology and Climate Dynamics, University Göttingen)

Palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data are usually multivariate and samples generally represent different times in the past. This short course aims to provide an overview and hands on training of numerical methods commonly used with such datasets as well as handling radiocarbon dates and deriving chronologies.

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Las Tablas de Daimiel (Spain): water, climate and people


Juan Santisteban

Dr. Juan Santisteban
Department of Stratigraphy of the
Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

Juan I. Santisteban (Santi) is Lecturer at the Department of Stratigraphy of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and Rosa Mediavilla is researcher at the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME). Both are sedimentologists and stratigraphers specialized in terrestrial deposits (fluvial and lacustrine) and interested in the integration of multiproxy data in the interpretation of terrestrial basins.

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Introduction to R-Statistics


Dr. Andreas Bolten

Dr. Andreas Bolten

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques, including linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, and others.

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