Avatar – an innovative teaching method?

  • Susanne Pind-Roßnagl Pädagogische Hochschule Niederösterreich, Mühlgasse 67, 2500 Baden
  • Helge Wasmuth Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, USA

Abstract

This article describes a collaborative partnership between Mercy College (US) and the Teacher University College of Lower Austria (Pädagogische Hochschule NÖ) which was conducted during the academic year of 2014/15. The theoretical background for using innovative and cooperative teaching methods is discussed and compared to our approach of using “avatars.” The project, upon completion, was evaluated by course instructors at both colleges, and some initial results will be presented. It became evident that implementing this new method is challenging, but that the approach in general can be successful in supporting students’ perspective changes.

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Veröffentlicht
2015-10-14
Rubrik
Innovationen in Unterricht und Erziehung