The institute is a well known pedagogical institution dealing with programmed learning and intercultural learning for more than 20 years. There are a strong links to the society for intercultural learning e.V. Goettingen of Prof. Dr. h.c. Flechsig. The head of the institute, Prof. Dr. H.-D. Haller has been working in the field of pedagogical research and teaching for more than 25 years. He developed the Goettinger Katalog of Didactic Models and works in various projects with migrants and disadvantaged groups of the society
The central role of the Paedagogische Seminar is the definition of the training concept for intercultural training, the establishment of materials and methodologies as well as the evaluation of the didactic work.
In the framework of the project, a dissertation has been written dealing with the use of videographic material in intercultural training.