Teaching Day: "Learning and Teaching in Dialogue

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Th. 09.02.2023
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Students and employees of the TU Ilmenau

Under the motto "Learning and Teaching in Dialog", TU Ilmenau invites its students and teachers to a "Teaching Day" at the University Library on Thursday, February 9, 2023.


The event will open at 9:00 a.m. in the Senate Hall with a guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hemmer, 1st Vice Chair of the German Association for Sustainability at Universities (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen e.V.), on the topic "How can universities become more sustainable? Concepts and experiences". Participation via Webex is also possible via the following link: https://tu-ilmenau.webex.com/tu-ilmenau/j.php?MTID=mb7fbc345b83b8fb6a84a01d30450973a.


Prof. Hemmer researches, teaches and trains in the field of sustainability at schools and universities. Her focus areas include education for sustainable development (ESD), implementation of sustainability concepts and related competence development on a personal and institutional level. From 2010 to 2020, she coordinated the overall sustainability concept at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.


Sustainability at universities also means sustainable knowledge transfer. In this spirit, the "Teaching Day" continues at 10:30 a.m. in the University Library with classroom lectureson teaching and learning in learning spaces. We are looking forward to the lectures by:

  • Dr. Nicola Henze, Central Institute for Education, on the topic of "Fabmanager - Software for the Presentation and Organization of Makerspaces at the TU Ilmenau".
  • Gunther Kreuzberger, Department of Virtual Worlds and Digital Games, on the topic of "Hybrid Learning World - From Wish to Reality" and
  • Prof. Stephan Husung, Head of the Department of Product and System Development, on the topic: "Development of problem-solving skills through project-oriented learning".

The lectures will take place in the new learning space "Lernwelt" in the university library, which has been expanded for project-based teaching, self-organized learning in groups and open exchange between students. Afterwards, we look forward to the festive inauguration of the learning space and handover to teachers and learners of the university.


Due to limited capacities, we kindly ask you to register in advance via TURM2 to participate in the classroom event at the university library.



9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. Keynote: "How can universities become more sustainable? Concepts and experiences"
10:30 a.m. Fabmanager - Software for the presentation and organization of Makerspaces at the TU Ilmenau
10:50 a.m. Hybrid Learning World - From Wish to Reality
11:10 a.m. Development of problem solving skills through project-based learning
11:30 a.m. Inauguration of the "Learning World".

Brief description of the presentations


Prof. Stephan Husung

Development of problem-solving competencies through project-oriented learning

The development of technical products from the determination of requirements to the design and the validation of properties represents a complex problem solving process. For engineering students, the development of the necessary methodological competence is essential. In this context, project-oriented learning in suitable learning environments plays a decisive role. The learning world set up in the university library provides a future-oriented solution for competence development.

Dr. Nicola Henze

"Fabmanager - Software for the presentation and organization of Makerspaces at the TU Ilmenau"

In the project "examING - Digitalization of competence-oriented testing for bachelor's degree programs in engineering", we are working, among other things, on the conception and creation of a Makerspace for the TU Ilmenau. We propose the concept of a "Blended Makerspace", which informs digitally about already existing places and new places, describes machine and room equipment, allows bookings of individual machines and rooms and where accomplished projects can be presented. In the lecture, the concept of the blended makerspace will be introduced and a proposal for realization with fabmanager - a widely used open source software for managing makerspaces - will be presented.

Gunther Kreuzberger

"Hybrid Learning World - From Wish to Reality"

The topic of the presentation is a concept for collaborative learning and working in a hybrid event scenario as well as its implementation in the "Learning World" of the UB Ilmenau. The didactic approach as well as the planned technical implementation will be presented. Based on concrete experiences in two sessions, recommendations for the use as well as further development of the "Learning World" are given.