University didactics

The »Qualitätsoffensive Lehre« (»quality teaching campaign«) project at the HWR Berlin provides all teaching staff at the university with the opportunity to participate in a didactic higher education programme and obtain individual advice.

The implementation of the higher education didactic teaching development and advice provides key stimuli to teaching staff (professors, lecturers and visiting lecturers) for getting to grips with their own teaching in a professional manner, making use of inspiration from experts and exchanging views with colleagues.

At the HWR Berlin, the diverse continuing education requirements for a differentiated qualification portfolio are currently being assessed. We look forward to having regular exchanges with teaching staff.

The programme was tailored to HWR Berlin-specific subjects and opened up to new formats. The classic workshop, where teaching staff are given detailed responses to (specialist) didactic questions, only makes up one of the components.

During the course of the inspiration forums (“Impuls-Foren), teaching staff at the HWR Berlin become sources of inspiration and present their teaching experiences. Teaching staff can also take part in the shorter “Online” inspiration sessions via Adobe Connect, regardless of where they are based. The “Intercampus” workshop discussions enable technical input and encourage a moderated exchange among colleagues. With regard to the provision of advice among colleagues, teaching staff can make the most of mutual advice regarding didactic cases whilst under professional supervision.

About the programme:

All offered sessions are explicitly described in the event calendar [Link?] (Filter: Continuing professional development for teaching staff). Use the filter “Continuing professional development for teaching staff”.

We enable personalised advice through constructive and stimulating exchanges with a “view from the outside” in various formats, whereby student perspectives can also be obtained:

Teaching Analysis Poll
A structured half-hour group interview with students, without the lecturer being present, whereby three questions are asked in order to obtain feedback regarding student learning experiences and suggestions on how to improve teaching. The results are then reported back and discussed in a neutral manner.

Teaching observation
Structured observation of a lecture with subsequent feedback and preparation of potential development fields.

Lecture-based advice
Individual exchange regarding style of teaching and suggestions on how to develop teaching.

The offerings provided by the Berlin Centre for Higher Education (BZHL) are open to all teaching staff at the HWR Berlin. The BZHL is funded by 13 public universities in Berlin and offers a range of qualifications to teaching staff of all status groups. 


Katrin Rubel
University didactics

Campus Schöneberg
Building A, Room A 2.55
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin

Kathrin Bernhardt
University didactics

Campus Lichtenberg
Building 1, Room 1.0066
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin