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Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft

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Maja Sturm, Oberstudienrätin

Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Heger-Tor-Wall 9
49074 Osnabrück




Curriculum Vitae
2014      Certificate Fulbright Seminar „Diversity in US Education“, San Antonio (Texas)

2012      Certificate: Seminar „Holocaust and education“,
                   International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem

2006-2007     Certificate: Upgrade training course „Acting“, Stapelfeld

2004 – 2006     Trainee teacher/internship, „Besselgymnasium“, Minden;  second state examination; 
topic of examination paper:
„Development of a multidimensional modular system for
holocaust learning in art education at senior high schools“ 

1992 - 1997      University of Paderborn, subjects: german, art, state examination                       

EMPLOYMENT  HISTORY________________________________________

Since 2006   Senior teacher („Oberstudienrätin“) at „Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Gymnasium“,
Senior High School, Osnabrück,
coordinator of „network german“ for the regional school board,
involved in various committees and fields
, e.g. 

Member of Comenius task group and "Europaschule" task group

Member of school board (2011-2013)

Gender equality officer (2007-2011)

Member of the quality management team (2007-2010)

Moderates advanced teachers trainings and courses 
(topics: e.g. cooperative learning, internal differentiation, reading competences) 

Directs drama group (since 2006),
initiated a multicultural biographical theater play (2014) in association
with the „Büro für Friedenskultur“,
title „1200 Monde – 100 years of multicultural biographies“

 Teaches scientific orientated seminar courses,
supervises pupils in writing papers; topics were

 „Migration“, „Movement of 1968“, „Integration and inclusion“,  
„Filmmaking and film analysis“, 
 „More than kosher – jewish life and israel“,  
„Migration and integration“, "Human Rights"

Annual participation in the federal Youth congress
of the „Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz“ in Berlin with six committed senior students

Supports film projects, often encouraging pupils to take part in prize competitions, e.g.

First place multimedia competition, Osnabrück, 2006

First place multimedia competition, Girls Day Germany, 2010

 Special award day of media competence, lower saxony, 2010

Second place short movies „Heimatfilm“-competition, lower saxony, 2011


2003-2004   Played interactive theater to prevent sexual abuse in elementary schools, „Theaterpädagogische Werkstatt“, Osnabrück                        

2001 - 2003   Contributed in adaptation of „Hands across the campus“ by order
of AJC (American Jewish Committee) Berlin

 Moderated a workshop at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin

Developed teaching units for LISUM, Berlin

Contract with „Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung“ for translation of US teaching units

Involved member of a German-Israeli-US-delegation
that visited high schools in Chicago and Milwaukee,
which worked with AJC´s „Hands across the campus“ (September 2001)

Participation in international colloquium
„Fremdenfeindlichkeit bekämpfen und Demokratiefähigkeit stärken“
(„Combating Xenophobia and strengthening democracy skills“),
Foundation „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“, Berlin (2002)

1998 - 2001   Research assistant, Paderborn University
(Prof.Dr. Wolfgang Keim, Prof.Dr.Irmgard Klönne)

Operated the archive of the university 

Organized excursions to Berlin, Israel, Poland

Organized a german-israeli student exchange (with Oranim Academic College)

Seminars  in cooperation with Dr. Christoph Sturm
(topics: „Education after Auschwitz“, „Tolerance education,
„Holocaust learning“, scientific writing) University of Paderborn



Since 2008    working as a schoolbook author for two publishing houses 

(Klett-Verlag, Oldenbourg-Verlag)


Since 1993 four stays in Israel, i.a. exchange of GEW and
Histadrut Hamorim (teachers unions),  last time with a group organized by the memorial site „Augustaschacht“