Data Literacy Teaching Lab
DDLitLab supports innovative teaching projects for a maximum of 12 months with the Data Literacy Teaching Lab. The focus is on digital and hybrid teaching innovation that are part of the Studium Generale, subject-specific courses, or knowledge-exchange-oriented teaching activities. For this purpose, DDLitLab offers IT support for teaching projects and promotes the Digital University Teaching Literacy (DUTy) of teachers in cooperation with the Hamburg Center for University Teaching and Learning (HUL).
Origins: The Universitätskolleg teaching lab as a proven model for promoting teaching innovation
The Teaching Lab funded by the Universitätskolleg from 2012 to 2020 established a very successful model for promoting innovation in teaching and bringing together teachers from different academic disciplines, educational researchers, and students at the Universität Hamburg. In annually recurring funding calls, academics from all faculties could apply for additional HR resources and framing support. These facilitated educational, methodological, and content-related reorganization and further development of teaching. Ultimately, an interdisciplinary network allowing teachers to share experiences with designing and implementing their ideas developed. In this way, the Universitätskolleg's teaching lab initiated an ongoing dialogue about good teaching practice at Universität Hamburg. This dialogue offers considerable potential for establishing a cross-faculty community of practice. The project DDLitLab uses this potential and the teaching lab idea to further promote the design of digital and hybrid teaching innovation in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary dialogue on data literacy.
The Data Literacy Teaching Lab: creating space for good ideas under conditions of increasing digitality
The teaching lab concept is based on the observation that teachers have little opportunity to continuously develop their teaching.. Nevertheless, there is a both a willingness and many good ideas. The Data Literacy Teaching Lab provides an opportunity for developing these teaching ideas, offers effective incentives for teaching development, and promotes public recognition of what has been achieved. Out focus is on data literacy, which is to be integrated into the curricula as a key competence of the twenty-first century, both in specific subjects and in the Studium Generale. By sharing experiences and adapting successful teaching ideas, a community of practictioners will be created in which ongoing discussion about good teaching practice will become an integral feature.