Teaching Appetizer

TeachING Appetizer

… Short & Sweet – our sample for everyone!

Target group: professors, senior engineers, research assistants, lecturers, tutors and all other members of the TUHH as well as of our partners (like HOOU, HCU, HAW, Leuphana, ECIU) and interested people from higher education!

Time: 12.00-13.30

Format: spontaneous participation without registration via Zoom

Access data: in the Stud.IP room “TeachING Appetizer” as well as here 30 min prior to the specific date

Crediting in I³ProTeachING: up to 6 hours towards the basic programme (inform the event management or the ZLLer present that participation is to be documented).

Tue, 25.01.2022: Hedgedoc

Tue, 25.01.2022, 12:00-13:30: Hedgedoc (Axel Dürkop, HOOU & Stephanie Wichmann, ZLL) – German

Description to follow shortly.

Thu, 31.03.2022: Student theses and scientific writing

Thu, 31.03.2012, 12:00-13:30, Zoom: Student theses and scientific writing – challenges, approaches and a field report of a workshop with students and PhD students (Robinson Perić, M-8, TUHH) – german

Student theses contain many challenges. Among them, writing the thesis takes a special position, because this is often underestimated by students. They may start too late, and then questions arise on ‘How does it actually work with scientific writing? How are theses structured? What information do readers expect to find where in the text? How do you express yourself “scientifically”? What’s the best way to start writing, and how do you get it done effectively and efficiently in a timely manner?’

To address these challenges, a systematic literature review was conducted on the most cited books on scientific writing, summarizing the commonalities as well as contrasting differences. The information was condensed into an interactive workshop conducted for undergraduate and graduate students at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory in early 2022. The Teaching Appetizer provides insight into the concept and summarizes the experience.

Thu, 19.05.2022: Student Team Projects with External Partners

Thu, 19.05.2022 12:00-13:30, Zoom: Student Team Projects with External Partners (Dorothea Ellinger & Lennart Osterhus, ZLL) – German

Teams often go through four phases in their project work: forming, storming, norming, and performing. In team projects that are carried out together with external partners, it is important to design the joint interaction and communication appropriately for each of these phases. We invite you to an input based on the experiences from the team projects of the orientation studies as well as the ECIU Challenges. This will be followed by a joint exchange about challenges and solutions in the cooperation with external partners.

Past TeachING appetisers

Tue, 07.12.2021, 12:00-13:30, Zoom: “Mattermost – Accompanying Courses, Promoting Exchange” (Axel Dürkop, HOOU, TUHH) – German

Description to follow shortly.

Thu, 25.11.2021, 12:00-13:30, Zoom: “Implementing e-exams at TUHH” (Jan Meichsner & Julian Großmann, AMH, Katrin Billerbeck, ZLL) – German

For some years now, computer-based exams have been an attractive solution for many at TUHH as well. With an automatic correction of the tasks, the evaluation effort for the teachers decreases – however, the design of challenging examination tasks costs time. In this Teaching Appetizer, the MINTFIT Office (AMH) presents the possibilities of electronic testing at TUHH. The focus is on the presentation of the examination system “YAPS” (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9569549) developed at TUHH by the Institute for Embedded Systems. Possibilities and challenges of electronic testing will be discussed briefly afterwards.


Engineering Education Research looks at many questions that arise in the context of teaching and learning engineering.  A particular focus of the work done at TUHH is on student understanding in introductory engineering courses and how it differs from expert thinking.  In this TeachING Appetizer, a brief overview of methods to observe and analyze student and expert thinking will be given before you have the opportunity to get some “hands-on” experience.

18.10.2021, 12pm-1:30pm, Zoom: “Flipped Classroom in TUHH Teaching Practice” (Ulrike Bulmann, Stephanie Wichmann) – bilingual.

Flipped Classroom (also called inverted classroom) is a widely used, potentially effective teaching method. In this TeachING Appetizer we explain design possibilities, technical implementations and give tips for the implementation in practice. In addition, examples by TUHH teachers will be presented. You will then have the opportunity to exchange ideas on challenges and solutions as well as implementations in stud.IP/ ILIAS.

09.09.2021, 12.00-1.30pm, Zoom: “Integrating social-ecological issues into your own teaching” (Gerrit Weiser, TUHH) – German

How can students be stimulated to think by clever questions and when do well-designed explanations help them to learn.

You can expect

  • exciting short lectures with research results relevant to practice,
  • a small experiment that shows how learning works, as well as
  • a small group discussion on exemplary teaching situations in engineering.

12.08.2021, 12.00-1.30pm, Zoom: “Criteria of Good Explanation” (Jenny Alice Rohde) – German

How can students be stimulated to think by clever questions and when do well-designed explanations help them to learn.

You can expect

  • exciting short lectures with research results relevant to practice,
  • a small experiment that shows how learning works, as well as
  • a small group discussion on exemplary teaching situations in engineering.

14.06.2021, 12:00-13:30, Zoom: “Critical Thinking: Learning to understand and solve problems better” (Anna Krez, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences) – German

Critical thinking – almost all job advertisements call for it, almost every university tries to teach it, almost no social discourse can do without it. This interactive TeachING Appetizer will show how this, mostly abstract, ability can be directly experienced, problem-solving skills can be sharpened and social responsibility can be promoted.

Anna Krez, M.A.
Head and Project Coordination Service-Learning, Open University Electrical Engineering Centre, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences – Technology and Economics

Anna Krez has been head of the Service-Learning department in the H.ErT.Z. project at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences since 2019. Service-learning projects are carried out here with a special focus on the engineering sciences. She came into intensive contact with social engagement at universities, especially in the USA. While working as a painting conservator at Yale University (2015-2018), she became involved in numerous civil society initiatives herself. Not only in her work at the university, as a freelance restorer, but also in several honorary positions, she deals with the topics of sustainability, climate justice, transformation and critical thinking.

26.04.21, 12:00-13:30, Zoom: “The black hole – communication, activation and feedback in front of the black Zoom screen” (Sara Bornhöft, Ulrike Bulmann) – German

Another Zoom event and as a teacher you are looking into a black hole? For students as well as for teachers, there are good reasons for, but also against, turning your own video on, but also off, in the Zoom conference. In this TeachING Appetizer you will have a varied exchange about the pros and cons, experience good communication, activation and feedback methods, discuss good TUHH teaching practice examples and discuss collegial coping strategies in dealing with this phenomenon.