We advance our students’ competencies in a world infused by digitalization and mediatization based on an action- and development-oriented approach. The advancement of pedagogical media competencies plays a vital role here.

Orientation towards actions
The study contents have to be relevant for the students’ current and future actions.

Situational orientation
The situation of the students’ living environment has to be at the core of teaching processes.

Communicational orientation
Teaching has to take place in communication and for communication with others.

Orientation towards needs
The students’ needs have to be considered adequately.

Orientation towards experiences
The students’ experiences with regards to contents and media have to be the starting point for teaching processes.

Inclusion of Digital Media Offerings
By the inclusion of innovative media formats and their pedagogical consideration, we facilitate a reflective and critical handling of a broad range of digital media. To give an example, our students use Augmented and Virtual Reality, Apps or also Smart Response Systems for planning, evaluating and reflecting on lessons.

Interdisciplinary and international comparative
Students develop competencies in interdisciplinary cooperation, for example with the Chair of Human-Computer Interaction, in joint seminars about teaching and learning with Augmented and Virtual Reality. For the purpose of advancing the students’ intercultural competencies, webinars with the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island, USA, are developed in which students from Germany and the USA reflect on media offerings and lessons together.