Tübingen Center for Digital Education

Professional networks to promote adaptive, process-based digital-enabled innovations in MINT teacher education.



The project "Professional networks for the promotion of adaptive, process-related digitally-supported innovations in MINT teacher education (MINT-ProNeD)" is one of the joint projects within the competence centers for digital and digitally-supported teaching in schools and further education funded by the BMBF. The goal is to establish an integrative overall concept for MINT teacher education in the form of three interdisciplinary and cross-phase networks (in-service training, teaching development and consulting, Future Innovation Hub). From a professional perspective, these networks focus on the digitally-supported adaptive promotion of process-related competencies, as these are considered a fundamental basis for a deeper application and examination of MINT-related content and at the same time constitute a training desideratum.

In the training network, research-based training courses for all subjects and school types are (further) developed and implemented. Based on current approaches of professional learning communities, a decentralized instructional guidance concept is being developed in the Instructional Development and Guidance Network, which focuses on the professional integration of common digital technologies. The Future Innovation Hub network addresses future-oriented technologies for MINT teaching (e.g. AI, immersive realities), which are tested together with teachers for potential use in (future) MINT teaching. The concepts created in the latter two networks are systematically iteratively incorporated into the advanced training network in the sense of good and future practice examples. The three different networks focus on the reflective use of current and future-oriented technologies in MINT teaching. Within the networks, both socio-theoretical and ethical issues in the design of digital learning environments are consistently reflected through the systematic integration of educational and media sciences.

The transversal work area Translation & Dissemination connects the work of the three networks by developing and using - together with the state training systems - a sustainable dissemination structure with which a nationwide coverage can be aimed at. The basis of the project is the systematic collaboration of six teacher training sites (all Schools of Education in Baden-Württemberg, TU Kaiserslautern) to enable an excellent and systematic coverage of the different MINT didactics along the different school types and subjects. The research basis and quality of the resulting offers is guaranteed by the inclusion of relevant actors (IWM, DIE, DIPF, LMU) and the participating state institutes. A cross-location accompanying research serves the quality assurance in the networks.


Project management: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lachner


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