Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.
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Teaching Methods provide information on modern ways to activate the participation of students, integrate innovative forms of teaching and, in so doing, help students and lecturers to develop and anchor their knowledge as well as to acquire skills. Since ex-cathedra teaching (a lecturer talking in front without interaction by the students) is very boring and not effective at all, we prefer using exciting teaching methods to strengthen the learning effect, such as World Cafe and many others.

47 methods found

Integrale Lehre

Eine zunehmend komplexer werdende Welt verlangt auch in der Lehre nach umfassenden und systemischen Aufgabenstellungen. Unsere kon…

  • Simulation
Bernhard König

3x7=21

Structure of the teaching method: Students write and review papers according to the following scheme: first one individual paper, …

  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
DI Dr. Gilbert Ahamer

6-3-5 Brainwriting

6-3-5 Brainwriting is the most common form of brainwriting – a variation of brainstorming which combines free associating with ind…

  • Brain storming
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

Case study teaching

Case study teaching is an appropriate method when you want your students to engage in real-life challenges but without directly in…

Marlene Mader

Courage to go for Sustainability

The teaching resource outline "Courage to go for Sustainability" describes a teaching resource that enables students to choose the…

Richard Kromp

Dyade

The Dyade is a conversation between two persons using pre-defined questions. The same questions are asked again in several rounds,…

  • Brain storming
  • Reflection
Jonas Meyer MSc

Educational Games

Educational games add fun in learning, which appeals student to learn difficult and boring contents. Serious games can be effectiv…

  • Game
Richard Kromp

Environmental Calculators- Ecological Footprint

Ecological footprint measures the demand that human activities place on the earths ecosystems. It is measured in terms of the ‘are…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
  • Simulation
  • Reflection
Audrey O’Grady

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is a vital and valuable group exercise that can be used to facilitate education for sustainable development. The basic p…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
  • Simulation
  • Reflection
Audrey O’Grady

Fishbowl-Discussion

Democratic decision making can be simulated in a fishbowl discussion. Since the majority of the participants will observe the proc…

  • Competition
  • Discussion / debate
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

Future Workshop

A Future Workshop can be a useful group exercise in taking stock of existing problems and opportunities (social, technological, en…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
  • Simulation
  • Reflection
Jonas Meyer

Graz Model for Integrative Development

The Graz Model for Integrative Development (Mader, C., 2009, 2012) assesses development processes on the basis of five principles:…

  • Reflection
Prof. Dr. Clemens Mader

Graz Model for Integrative Development (GMID)

The Graz Model for Integrative Development (GMID) presents a comprehensive tool to reflect processes and projects. It was develope…

  • Reflection
Jonas Meyer

Greening The Campus Through Research-To-Practice: A Case Study in Experiential Education

This learning material is a case study about a project based learning framework which could be studied and adapted to any Universi…

Audrey O’Grady

Hot Seat

The method Hot Seat requires students to assume a range of roles and perspectives on a studied topic, answering questions from the…

  • Simulation
  • Reflection
MMag. Dr. Elke Lackner

Interactive Backcasting

In this method one starts with defining a desirable scenario for the future and then the group will analyse the way towards it. By…

  • Discussion / debate
  • Simulation
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

iooi method (Input – Output – Outcome – Impact) by Bertelsmann Stiftung

The iooi method deals with impact assessment of corporate social commitment. iooi stands for 'input – output – outcome – impact'. …

  • Reflection
Mag. Marlene Mader

Junior Enterprise (part I, II, III and IV)

The teaching resource outline "Junior Enterprise (part I, II, III and IV)" describes the draft of a teaching resource consisting o…

Richard Kromp

Lie to them once!

A round of introductions at the beginning of a seminar is not always effective. A fun technique is to include one lie in your intr…

  • Game
  • Competition
MMag. Dr. Elke Lackner

Mental Maps - Identifying regional perceptions through mental maps

Mental mapping (or cognitive mapping) presents an everyday process, which takes place everywhere and which leads to the creation o…

  • Reflection
Marlene Mader

Methods for a qualitative spatial analysis

The building block “Methods of qualitative spatial analysis“ presents the basics of qualitative field research. The demonstrated m…

  • Reflection
Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Omahna

Microtraining

Micro training is a way to inform people in a short period of time and to support informal learning and peer-to-peer learning.

  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ulrike Seebacher MSc

Monologue/Dialogue

In transdisciplinary settings communication plays a crucial role, but different backgrounds and disciplines of the participants ma…

  • Game
Marlene Mader

More Than Words

The method “More than Words” uses objects as symbols to express one’s feelings about a certain topic. Due to its communicative ele…

  • Reflection
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

One problem – Different Points of View

One problem – different points of view” is a role-play method where students discuss about a sustainable related controversial top…

  • Discussion / debate
Jonas Meyer

Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology (OST) is a framework for self-organised meetings. Contrary to traditional meetings, the meeting’s agenda wil…

  • Discussion / debate
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

Philosophical Dialogue

  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
Mag. Dr.phil. Dr.h.c. Daniela G. Camhy Anja Lindbichler

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Problem based learning (PBL) is an innovative instructional method. PBL promotes student-directed learning and therefore moves awa…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
Audrey O’Grady

Role Play „Scientific Conference – Panel Discussion“

The role play "Scientific Conference - Panel Discussion" encourages the participants to discuss inter- and transdisciplinary resea…

  • Discussion / debate
Mag. Dr. Renate Renner

S.E.E. the links (a dice game to connect sustainability dimensions)

'S.E.E. the links' is a dice game to demonstrate the relations between the three sustainability dimensions – society, environment …

  • Game
Mag. Marlene Mader

S.E.E. The Links!

S.E.E. the links is a game involving dice that engages participants in the linkages between the three core pillars of sustainabili…

  • Game
  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
Jonas Meyer

Scenario Analysis

Our future is not predictable; nevertheless long-term planning security is of great relevance for various disciplines. Based on co…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
  • Simulation
Marlene Mader, Simon Brandt

Six Thinking Hats

This method is best used to solve complex problems as it aims at looking at problems from different perspectives. Participants lea…

  • Discussion / debate
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

Station Talk

This method helps developing new ideas for different topics in a structured way. Students work in teams of three or four, and rota…

  • Brain storming
MMag. Nadine Shovakar

Storytelling

Stories can impart knowledge, facts, experiences and values, which stimulate us to creative and systemic thinking; and foster refl…

  • Discussion / debate
Mag. Marlene Mader

Sustainability Bingo

A modification of the well-known Bullshit or Buzzword Bingo is presented as a method to increase the attention of conference and m…

  • Game
  • Competition
  • Reflection
MMag. Dr. Elke Lackner

Sustainability Bingo

Sustainability Bingo is a fun activity that encourages greater attention during presentations. Participants write down particular …

  • Game
  • Competition
Jonas Meyer

Sustainability Challenge

60 students - 4 universities - 2 semester - 1 goal: Students discuss real problems with stakeholders of economy and science. Throu…

Richard Kromp

Sustainability Strategy

The teaching resource outline "Sustainability Strategy" describes the draft of a teaching resource, that can be used to enable stu…

Richard Kromp

Sustainable Canvas Model - structuring of sustainable business ideas

Students have many ideas for projects and business ideas in the area of sustainability. Often there are projects / business ideas,…

  • Brain storming
  • Reflection
Richard Kromp

The Focus Group

In contrast to individual interviews, a focus group is a hosted and focused discussion of a group of persons. It fosters mutual ex…

  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
Richard Kromp

The Participating Observation

By participating in face-to-face interactions and being exposed to direct experience of situations, aspects of acting and thinking…

  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
Richard Kromp

Think – Pair – Share

Using this method, different topics are worked out cooperatively by learners who individually reflect on a topic or issue, then di…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
  • Reflection
MMag. Dr. Elke Lackner

Transdisciplinary case study approach

Understanding and teaching the complex nature of sustainable development is a challenging task for educators. How to impart system…

Marlene Mader

Transparent Poly Pocket

Students should be able to check their knowledge on the basis of prepared tasks and quizzes and hereby recognize their own learnin…

  • Game
MMag. Dr. Elke Lackner

World Café

The World Café is an interactive and problem-solving-oriented brainstorming methodology. It aims at developing innovative solution…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
Mag. Marlene Mader

World Café

World Café is a teaching method which provides a creative and open forum on a topic relevant to the learners/participants in order…

  • Brain storming
  • Discussion / debate
Audrey O’Grady