Teaching award winners 2016

Teaching Award 2016

Teaching award winners 2016
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

On 29 June 2016, the Academic Affairs Committee of the Senate decided on awards from 22 applications. The majority of the nominated teaching concepts was characterized by a clearly research-oriented approach.

The general teaching award honours the outstanding model of teaching research that was developed for the Bachelor's programme in the field of study Sociology. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in scientific research practice within a two-semester compulsory module. The teachers support the student project groups in the concretization and implementation of their own research idea. The aim is to promote the connection between theoretical knowledge acquisition and practical application in a special way. The award is divided and goes to two differently accentuated forms of the concept of teaching research. The award winners (€1,500 each) are

  • Prof. Dr Stefanie Hiß and Hanna Schulte (Department of Sociology of Markets, Organizations and Governance) and
  • Dr Florian Butollo and Thomas Engel (formerly Department of Work, Industrial and Economic Sociology).

The committee was impressed by the didactically reflected and continuously developed teaching format as well as the visible results of the students' research work.

In the thematic priority area Research-oriented teaching, the committee also pleaded for a division of the award.

  • Dr Anne Dippel (Department of Cultural Anthropology) and
  • Maria Palme (formerly Department of Systematic Theology and Ethics)

Dr Dippel receives the award for the project seminar ‘Ethnographie trifft Ludologie. Auf spielerischen Wegen zu Wissen’, which embeds research into everyday culture in the creative and cooperative process of product development. Here, the scientific engagement with the topic of play culminates in fully developed game prototypes.

Ms Palme is awarded for the interdisciplinary block exercise ‘Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation Studies — Lessons from the National and International Refugee Debate’, which takes up a current socio-politically relevant research topic. Through the encounter with those affected and actors, the principle of experiential learning is realized and a deeper understanding of the problem is made possible.

The Teaching Awards ceremony took place on 25 October 2016 in the Rosensäle.