In order to make the learning contents vivid and tangible and thus ensure lasting learning success, we use creative and playful elements. Our portfolio includes digital learning games such as Kahoot, LEGO Serious Play, Bingo or Escape Room Settings. Such approaches from the field of Game-Based Learning can promote not only specialist knowledge but also interdisciplinary skills such as teamwork, creativity, strategic action planning, logical thinking and presentation skills.
The department offers courses related to technology-enhanced education, ethical aspects of AI and data in education and training, psychological foundations of teaching and learning, dealing with heterogeneity and diversity, and computer science education. Our portfolio spans courses in both English and German.
In winter semester 2021 we offer the following courses:
- Introduction to educational psychology (lecture; lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: German)
- Digitalization in vocational education (seminar; lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: German)
- Intercultural communication (seminar; lecturer: M.A. Francesca Zermiani; language of instruction: English)
Due to the comprehensive nature of our thesis projects, we supervise mainly master theses within our ongoing research projects with related subject focus (e.g., cognitive science, vocational education, educational sciences, human-computer interaction, computer science, electrical engineering, simulation technology).
Theses are usually supposed to contribute to scientific publications (with possibility of co-authorship) and thus are preferably written in English.
Once per semester, we introduce our currently open topics in a dedicated meeting. The date and time will be announced via the relevant mailing lists.
If you are interested, you are welcome to contact us!