The university course is offered jointly by the Danube University Krems, the TH Köln and the Akademie der Kulturellen Bildung. The presence courses are divided between the three locations, whereby some contents are also offered in parallel at both locations.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive professional qualification in the pedagogically and socio-educationally motivated use of interactive entertainment media. In particular, practice-oriented pedagogical approaches are taught which are applied in both school-based and extracurricular media pedagogy and can be combined with classical methods such as play, theatre or outdoor pedagogy.
The course participants study educational and game theoretical concepts in order to be able to implement methodological approaches in play, theatre and outdoor education as well as social education in their respective fields of practice. In addition, they learn how game content with different target groups is thematised, critically analysed and used in pedagogical measures. In order to ensure the practical relevance of the action- and project-oriented modules, it has been possible to recruit lecturers who have many years of practical experience in extracurricular and school-based fields and who can adequately convey the concepts of their media pedagogical best-practice examples.
An essential characteristic of the courses is an interdisciplinary approach which, in addition to the relevant pedagogical and media-oriented disciplines, also focuses on political education, youth work or international child and youth work. In addition, the participants are enabled to look at the topic from the perspective of different scientific approaches on the one hand and to design and implement their own media pedagogical projects on the other hand and thus gain scientific research and action competence.
- Social educators
- Teachers of all school levels
- Trainers and coaches
- People who would like to use games and digital media in their professional environment on the basis of action-oriented pedagogical concepts
- People with an interest in scientific work in the field of pedagogically oriented media and games research