Inverted Classroom Model as a chance to enhance didactics and computer literacy Possibilities and limitations in initiating a professionalization process in an Induction Phase


  • Gerhard Brandhofer Pädagogische Hochschule NÖ
  • Peter Groißböck


In the last decades the focus of teacher education in Austria was directed to Bachelor studies. After graduating the teachers were simply assigned to schools where they made their first teaching experiences. However, the career entry seems to be a very challenging and formative time for young teachers. Some may perceive this time as labour-intensive, others as overstrained. It is criticized that they learn rather accidentally and often use methods they learned from their own teachers, or simply are left alone. To support these teachers in best ways, some support measures were developed at the University College of Teacher Education in Lower Austria that can be consumed by the beginning teachers. One of these support measures is the Inverted Classroom Model in which an introduction in organisational work and necessary digital tools are integrated.