E-Learning: Heterogeneity -a characteristic of primary school children - Development and evaluation of a virtual course on the topic: ‘Heterogeneity -a characteristic of primary school children?!’

Third party funded individual grant


Project Details

Project leader:
Dr. Michael Haider
Dr. Günter Renner
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Kopp

Project members:
Julia Reichenbacher

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Grundschulpädagogik und -didaktik mit dem Schwerpunkt Lehren und Lernen
Lehrstuhl für Grundschulpädagogik und -didaktik mit dem Schwerpunkt Umgang mit Heterogenität

Funding source: Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern
Start date: 01/03/2016
End date: 31/03/2021


Research Fields

Heterogenität und Inklusion
Institut für Grundschulforschung


Abstract (technical / expert description):

The development of virtual courses over the last few years has engendered a form of teaching which gives us the opportunity to broaden study opportunities and offer students work based on their individual learning.



The goal of this project is to develop a virtual course on the topic ‘Heterogeneity – a characteristic of primary school children?!’ on the GRIPS learning platform. Various pedagogical media considerations have been taken into account, so that there is added value to the online content. Care has been taken to ensure that elements are used which stimulate learning as well as providing social communication – in the form of animations or forums. An important component is the fact that students can receive feedback during the online seminar. This takes place through self-assessment tasks at the end of every teaching module and by means of the competent support of e-tutors.



The topic of heterogeneity has for years repeatedly been the focus in the field of primary school pedagogy and didactics. Last but not least the huge issues of inclusion or the admission of refugees to schools expand this issue by far-reaching areas.



A theoretical analysis of existing studies and legal bases is just as necessary for prospective teachers as paving the way for case-based diagnostic capabilities and research skills. Both of these form the focus of the development of this seminar. In addition, the online seminar enables flexible learning in terms of time and place on the part of the student, as well as the case studies in the ‘virtual classroom’, and contributes to an increase in their own media competence.



A course demonstration will be available at: www.vhb.org



Project schedule



March 2016–February 2017: Phase 1: Course development



March 2017–February 2018: Phase 2: Interim evaluation and revision



From March 2019: Phase 3: Final evaluation


External Partners

Universität Regensburg

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