This project aims to promote skills in students and university professors for configuration of the 'digital turn' in the education sector. In teaching-and-learning laboratories, processes are analysed, researched and methodically further developed.
Although tools for technology-enhanced teaching have already been available for many years, face-to-face teaching was the dominant mode for learning and instruction in German higher education. The sudden switch to pure on-line teaching, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has forced university teachers to acquire a wide range of skills in order to come to terms with the new situation.
What should those studying to be teachers be able to do when they have successfully completed the first three semesters of their studies and a first period of teaching practice at a school? What skills ought they to have late on in their studies, when they have progressed further and completed a period of practice in teaching methodology parallel to those studies?
In highly demanding professions like teaching, coping with occupational strain is an important prerequisite for occupational well-being and work-related performance in a long-term perspective. The link between work-related coping capacities and personality traits and competencies has been repeatedly investigated in Germany.
Research question of the German-Chinese textbook project:
The research group intends to find out which images and which knowledge about China is taught German youth through the textbook. Of particular interest is the question of which image of China can be reconstructed by the selected textbooks.
The ALGe-project examines the links between learning tasks, task perception, and learners’ characteristics. The key question of this project is how to design learning tasks, which lead students to the use of deep learning strategies.
The longitudinal study "Predictors for Success in Teaching Profession" (German: Prädiktoren für Erfolg im Lehrerberuf, PfEiL) aims at identifying predictors of individual development of competencies and success in teaching profession.
Since 2016, in the project 'Strategies for Skills Acquisition: Innovative Teaching and Consultation Concepts in Teacher Training' (SKILL), scientists at the University of Passau have been working to close the gaps between scientific discipline, teaching methodology and educational sciences.
The object of the SKILL school cooperation project is to support teaching staff in the implementation of their tuitional aims, with and via digital media, in such a way as to correspond to the individual development objectives of the school.
SKILL, which stands for 'Strategien zur Kompetenzentwicklung: Innovative Lehr- und Beratungskonzepte in der Lehrerbildung' ('strategies for competency development: innovative teaching and advice concepts in teacher education'), is a joint cross-faculty project of the University of Passau, aimed at further developing teacher education in collaboration with the Teacher Education Centre (German).