Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems (LLiS)

Our teaching: technically sound, practice-oriented and didactically creative.

Didactic concept

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 simulation science, psychological foundations of teaching and learning, children as target-group of technology development, dealing with heterogeneity and diversity, and computer science teacher education. Our portfolio spans courses in both English and German.

In winter semester 2023 we offer the following courses:

  • Psychological foundations of teaching and learning (lecture; lecturer: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: German)
  • Children-in-the-loop: Children as target group of intelligent educational technologies (seminar; lecturers: M.A. Oliver Stock & Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: German)
  • More than bots & blocks! – Project seminar on teaching and learning in computer science education (seminar; lecturers: M.Sc. Nadine Koch & Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger; language of instruction: German)
  • Challenge giftedness: How can we support students with special needs in educational practice? (seminar; lecturer: M.Ed. Laura Bareiß; language of instruction: German)
  • Emotions as influencing factor during learning (seminar; lecturer: M.Sc. Alina Schmitz-Hübsch; language of instruction: German)


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, 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.

If you are interested, you are welcome to contact us!

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