Our research projects focus on aspects of teaching and learning with and about digital media in school and lessons as well as in teacher education from a pedagogical, technical, interdisciplinary and international comparative perspective.
The chair participates in work package 8 (WP 8) of the interdisciplinary project on teacher education funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In cooperation with the Chair of Human-Computer Interaction and the Professorship of Computer Science Education, the research focus is on training and advising teacher educators on digital teaching-learning skills using VR.
In cooperation with the Chair of Human-Computer Interaction, a Social VR application is being developed that will be tested and used as part of the project to promote media pedagogical competencies among student teachers and teacher educators.
In order to advance the students’ class management competencies, a Virtual Reality Environment was developed in cooperation with the Chair of Human-Computer Interaction, Prof. Dr. Latoschik. We also study the implementation of this environment in teacher education.
VARyFAST is an inter-university and interdisciplinary initiative (Virtual + Augmented Reality in the FAST Alliance) where modules are developed to foster a basic education in the fields of Virtual and Augmented Reality in various degree programs, e.g., teacher education, engineering studies, and social pedagogy. Click here to learn more.
Boos, M., Tiede, J., Grafe, S., & Hesse, P. (2016). Developing Students’ Pedagogical Media Competencies and Intercultural Competencies through a U.S.-German Partnership. (B. S. De Abreu & M. N. Yildiz, Eds.)Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age. Teaching Beyond Borders. Minding the Media, 16, 153–168.
Tiede, J., & Grafe, S. (2016). Media Pedagogy in German and U.S. Teacher Education. Comunicar, 49(14), 19–29.
Lugrin, J.-L., Latoschik, M., Habel, M., Roth, D., Seufert, C., & Grafe, S. (2016). Breaking Bad Behaviors: A New Tool for Learning Classroom Management Using Virtual Reality. Frontiers in ICT. Retrieved from http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fict.2016.00026/full
Tiede, J., Grafe, S., & Hobbs, R. (2015). Pedagogical Media Competences of Pre-Service Teachers in Germany and the United States of America: A Comparative Analysis of Theory and Practice. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia & S. Blömeke (Eds.), Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education. A Special Issue on the Assessment of Competencies in Higher Education in the Peabody Journal of Education (Vol. 90, pp. 533–545).