Institute of Education

Studying Successfully in Tübingen: Developing Innovative Curricula and Practical Teaching Modules (ICPL)

Laufzeit: 10/2016 - 12/2020 (2. Project phase) 10/2011 – 09/2016 (1. Project phase)

Timeframe: 10/2011 – 09/2016

Leadership: Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader

Project Management: Dr. Sabine Schöb (geb. Digel)

Additional Researchers: Ines Koglin (M.A.); Carolin Niethammer (M.A.)

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF))

Description 1. Project phase: The overarching goal of the university-project ESIT to establish a new "culture of teaching and learning" is also followed in the second episode. The four complex measures (student counseling, support programs for students, training for teachers and curriculum development) are now to be stabilized and fleshed out along the triad "recognize and promote potentials ", "open up opportunities" and "take responsibility".

In ICPL I the exchange and networking of participating administrational and academic staff was identified as a key feature in the process of curriculum development. Building on this finding the support of development projects by creating temporal freedom will now be linked with the internal accreditation process. The recent research and development interest consists in integrating the proven elements for qualifying and for the exchange of actors in the process of the University’s quality assurance and to connect those involved sustainably. Focus is placed on the interaction of the different actors to identify organizational and personal requirements of cooperation for a professional curriculum development. The prospects of the individual actors, their mutual understanding and the existing needs in the context of curriculum development should be investigated in group discussions. Quantitative surveys of the respective accreditation cohorts are targeting the interlinking of monitoring and accreditation process

Description 1. Project phase: Within a general strategy of the University of Tübingen, the BMBF-granted project „Study Successfully in Tübingen” aims to improve learning conditions and to increase teaching quality. Therefore, the project relies on several arrangements that have been implemented and successfully put into practice throughout the last years. These procedures will be further developed and merged on the university level.

Thus, the project consists of four strategic and integrated lines of action:

The fourth measure (“Developing Innovative Curricula and Practical Teaching Modules”) offers free time for lecturers to develop innovative curricula and practical training courses and aims to reform ongoing and conceptualize new programs of bachelor and master degree courses. Oriented on university guidelines this reform minimizes internal inconsistencies of study courses and optimizes them along their political, university and subject-specific intentions.

In addition this measure is accompanied by educational researchers related to the Department of Adult Education/Further Education. For now the focus of work is to support certain curricular development projects as well as to build up and coordinate a cooperation network. With different approaches to evaluate these projects there is an interest to identify the crucial aspects of the development of study courses at the University of Tübingen. Those aspects will be edited and provided centrally for the whole university in order to benefit high quality development of study courses.

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