Active learning

With its focus on active learning, the ZLL takes up results of learning research and applies them to the didactic (re)organization of courses at the TUHH in a demand-oriented manner. The aim is to promote the students’ professional and self-learning skills at the same time. Ideally, the acquisition of knowledge and its safe handling up to the point of transferability require a process that is as holistic as possible, comprising teaching, application and repetition as well as knowledge networking and discursive reproduction.

Particularly in lectures and large seminars, students should be stimulated to greater cooperation, reflection, problem-solving ability and conceptual understanding through the targeted use of various activating teaching and working methods. In order to achieve an added value beyond a mere loosening up, the courses must be coordinated in terms of content and structure in such a way that the didactic means optimally support the teaching and learning of the material.

The specialist for active learning advises on the use of activating methods such as, among others

  • Classroom-Response-Systemen (Clicker)
  • Use of student work phases (individual, partner, small group work) in lectures to link theory and application
  • Feedback formats
  • Visualization
  • Instructional interview

Other points include designing courses according to the principles of student orientation and active learning:

  • Design of courses according to the findings of learning psychology, which have already been proven in the didactics of physics.
  • didactic preparation and concentration of learning material.