Innovative teaching & learning methods with exemplary practical approach
The Entrepreneurial School® is delighted to have received yet another award. Among 31 submissions in the category "Lernergebnisseorientierte Lehr- und Prüfungskultur", the MCI-project „SDG-Praxisprojekt-Semester“ made it into the "TOP 3" and received the "Ars Docendi Recognition Award". Jolanda Baur, Lukas Kerschbaumer and Renate Windbichler accepted the award on behalf of the team.
In the course of the project, which forms the practice-related part of the bachelor's program, an entire semester was designed with teaching and examination culture oriented towards learning outcomes. It focuses on connecting students and partner organizations to solve real problems based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The students work in small groups and are always guided by practice partners as well as external and internal lecturers. Thus, students benefit from a high level of practical relevance and awareness of global and local challenges, while practice partners can actively implement their relevant findings.
For the jury, the project particularly stands out for its outstanding teamwork and professional handling of an extensive and well-maintained network of practice partners: "This exemplary project combines intensive internal cooperation and the lecturers’ organizational coordination with elaborate partner logistics from the practice areas and a student-centered approach with a high level of interaction."
To recognize excellence in teaching, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research annually awards the "Ars Docendi", Austria's most prestigious prize for teaching at universities. This year, out of 164 submissions, five received an "Ars Docendi" and eleven an "Ars Docendi" recognition award.