Dies Legendi 2019 cover photo: Measuring tapes symbolizing tailor-made teaching

Dies Legendi 2019

Ready-made or tailor-made? Concepts for dealing with heterogeneity in learning and teaching
Dies Legendi 2019 cover photo: Measuring tapes symbolizing tailor-made teaching
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DIES LEGENDI 2019

Taking place on 12 November from 12:00 to 16:00 in the Rosensäle, the Dies Legendi 2019 focused on the topic ‘Ready-made or tailor-made? Concepts for dealing with heterogeneity in learning and teaching’, an area in which the faculties see a current need for action in teaching—according to the result of a faculty survey. In addition to a future workshop on the topic, the event provided the stage for the ceremonial presentation of the Teaching Award 2019 and a poster session in which teaching projects funded by the ALe and, for the first time, those funded externally at the University were presented.

Presentation of the Teaching Award

Dr Carina Gräf-Giesen (Institute of Psychology) and Dr Fabian Pettig (Institute of Geography) were honoured with a teaching award for their outstanding commitment to university teaching. The award for the best course concept went to Dr Gräf-Giesen for her lecture ‘Empirische Forschungsmethoden’. Dr Pettig received the award in the thematic priority area ‘Integration of teacher training in university teaching’ for the seminar ‘Sinn und Unsinn digitaler Lernumgebungen im Geographieunterricht’. Further details on the reasons for this choice can be found here: Teaching Award 2019.

Presentation of funded teaching projects

During a poster session, the eight projects funded by the ALe and, for the first time, those funded within the external programmes ‘Curricula of the Future’ and ‘Fellowships for Innovation in Higher Education Teaching’ presented themselves. This was followed by a lively exchange of opinions and experiences between the project leaders and those present.

 

Future workshop ‘Custom-made or of tailor-made? Concepts for dealing with heterogeneity in learning and teaching’

Next on the agenda was the future workshop, which provided an opportunity to deepen the interdisciplinary exchange on heterogeneity. After a keynote speech by PD Dr Mario Brandtner, a member of the ALe’s panel of experts, different aspects of heterogeneity in learning and teaching were examined more closely in three thematic workshops:

  • Workshop 1: How to make heterogeneity productive in the introductory phase of studies? Impulses from the ProMINT project

PD Dr Mario Brandtner, Dr Anna Scheer (both Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Workshop 2: Heterogeneity among teachers–competences in higher education didactics: What benefits teachers and what do they need?

Prof. Dr Christian Alexander (Professor of Civil Law, Business Law, and Media Law)

  • Workshop 3: Taking changed learning requirements into account–but how? Possibilities in curriculum design

Prof. Dr Andrea Marlen Esser (Professor of Philosophy and member of the Ale’s panel of experts)

 

The Dies Legendi 2019 concluded with a summary of the results from the workshops, which provided new ideas for a university-specific way of dealing with aspects of heterogeneity.

Impressions

Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck
Image: Maik Schuck

The Teaching Award of Friedrich Schiller University is presented with the kind support of Sparkassenstiftung Jena-Saale-Holzland.

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