E-Learning: Concepts of Primary School - Development and evaluation of a virtual course on the topic: ‘Concepts of primary school’

Third party funded individual grant


Project Details

Project leader:
Dr. Günter Renner
Dr. Michael Haider
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

Unterrichts- und Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildungsforschung im Grundschulbereich
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 ‘Concepts of primary school’ on the studon (ILIAS) 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.



Concepts of primary school form an important area of primary school pedagogy and didactics, since it is here that students acquaint themselves with the various conceptual approaches to this field.



Moreover, engagement with the concepts of primary school offers an opportunity to combine various relevant findings and research traditions, since many aspects of primary school pedagogy and didactics are also found in the area of concepts as this is where central issues converge and are further developed.



So that students can evaluate concepts related to the criteria, the concepts are always considered against the backdrop of the key aspects of primary school pedagogy and didactics.



The online seminar enables flexible learning in terms of time and place and contributes to an increase in the students’ media competence.



A course demo 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
Universität Augsburg

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