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Now online: Wikipedia article on research-based learning!

Wikipedia article on research-based learning is online!

Research-based learning means: learning through your own research. As clear as the concept, so unclear the practical implementation and its effect:

  • Which formats of research-based learning can be differentiated?
  • What competencies do we acquire through research-based learning?
  • How and when do we learn in research-based learning?

This is where "ResearchLearning" comes in. The aim of the joint project, which started in October 2014, is the scientific investigation of the structure and effectiveness of research-based learning in the projects of the Quality Pact for Teaching. The central question is:

Which formats of research-based learning are predestined to develop and promote research-related skills in students?

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the “University Research” funding priority and is part of the research accompanying the Teaching Quality Pact. The aim of the accompanying research is the scientific investigation of the different activities in the projects of the Quality Pact for Teaching. The Quality Pact for Teaching (QPL), as a federal-state program, supports the universities in their plans to improve student support and improve the quality of teaching.

15 universities and technical colleges from all over Germany are participating in the project. Research groups from the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, which also coordinate the project, are responsible for the scientific processing of the subprojects. The BMBF is funding the joint project with around 1 million euros until it is completed in March 2018 (FKZ: 01PB14004A).