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DIES LEGENDI - Teaching Day

"Nothing is certain, everything is in motion -- dealing with science communication and criticism in teaching" is the title of this year's Teaching Day on 22 November 2022
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DIES LEGENDI is an established space for exchange about the academic teaching at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. As in previous years, the teaching prizes will be ceremoniously awarded at the DIES LEGENDI and the award-winning teaching concepts will be presented. In addition, the teaching projects funded at the University of Jena will be presented.

This year, the focus will be on aspects of science communication and science criticism. Under the slogan "Nothing is certain, everything is in motion - dealing with science communication and criticism in teaching", the expert panel of the Academy for Teaching Development invites you to discuss the questions:

  • How can university teaching contribute to strengthening trust in science?
  • How can science be taught in such a way that students themselves can introduce scientific findings into social controversies?
  • What competences are necessary to be able to justify and assert one's own subject discipline?

These questions will be addressed in a keynote speech, a science slam and in a panel discussion with audience participation.

Registration (only available in german) is possible until 21 November 2022, 15:00.

The DIES LEGENDI 2022 will take place on 22.11.2022 from 12:00 to 17:00 in the Rose Halls. All teachers and students are cordially invited to attend. (It is dies academicus for the duration of the event, so all regular courses will be cancelled.).

Event programme

Status 1/2022

Type of event: Face-to-face format with live transmission
Venue: Rosensäle (+ Livestream, see below)

Event moderation: Blanka Weber (science journalist)

Uhrzeit Programmpunkt
11:30 Get-together

Science Slam
Dr. Lorenz Adlung

Opening and greetings
Prof. Dr. Kim Siebenhüner


"Zwischen Gewissheit und Skepsis: Das Verhältnis von Bürger:innen zur Wissenschaft"

Prof. Dr. Rainer Bromme (Universität Münster)


13:15 Postersession of the ALe-funded projects with lunch snack (only face-to-face-format)

Ceremonial presentation of the 2022 teaching awards to
the Teaching Team Lehrteam Sabine Best, David Zakoth und Johannes Kretschmar
Prof. Dr. Holger Schielzeth *

Laudation | Prof. Dr. Kim Siebenhüner
Teaching Award Ceremony
Short presentation of the teaching award concepts


Panel discussion
"Wenn jeder den eigenen Blick hat... Wissen(schaft) vermitteln – aber wie?"

Ein Gespräch über die unterschiedlichen Kontexte, Fragen und den Anspruch, der doch alle eint: Das Wissen zu teilen und die Gesellschaft nach vorne zu denken.
Wie geht das besser?

Moderation: Blanka Weber

Panel guests:
Prof. Dr. Rainer Bromme, Dr. Lorenz Adlung,
Representatives from the following groups: Professors, academic staff, students

17:00 Closing

The event will be held in German. But still questions in English are welcome.

Previous events

Student writes formulas on a virtual blackboard
Presence, Online, Hybrid - Potentials for Teaching after the Pandemic

The Teaching Award is presented with the support of the Sparkassenstiftung Jena-Saale-Holzland.