Academic Writing

  • Wer?

    Juliane Strohschein

  • Wann?

    Semester course, every second wednesday
    Start: Wednesday, 28.04.2021/ 4pm-8pm

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1

  • Kursnummer

    116002

Academic Writing 101: Everything you need to know from KISS to IMRaD

Notice:

It is advised to attend the class as accompanying support while working on writing

assignments (term paper, report, presentation, bachelor thesis, master thesis or others).

Aims and Content:

Academic writing is a process, a product of that process and a set of skills necessary in the process. Acquiring complex academic literacy is the aim of this class while practicing English for Academic Purposes. We will start by looking at basic academic writing conventions such as “KISS” meaning: “keep it short and simple”. Then, we will move on to explore “IMRaD”, the widely used format for scientific papers: introduction, methods, results and discussion.

The challenges raised by academic writing are linked with core strengths which students need to accomplish their study program satisfyingly. In class we will practice:

  • linguistic processes: how can you put in accurate words what you have in mind?Academic texts have to be differentiated, clear, reliable, transparent, valid and so on.
  • logic processes: how can you organize time, ideas and text in a logical sequence while
  • paying respect to the specific disciplinary writing conventions?
  • standards to pertain to in the process: The existing knowledge that each new text
  • builds on needs to be honoured and referred to.
  • Comprehensive skills: critical thinking, self-management, exchange and feedback
  • Most students state to have problems with academic writing and working at some point in their career. The main approach of the class is to provide a structured space to address and deal with these concerns. There will be regular opportunities for dialogue, discussion and feedback. The focus of the class is to support students to see themselves as writers who express themselves and participate in the academic world.
  • The class will take place online using BigBlueButton as well as dynamic resources and means of exchange in Moodle.

Resources:

Macgilchrist, Felicitas (2014): Academic Writing; Morley, John (2014): Phrasebank; Wayne et al (2008): The Craft of Research.

Ankommen in Berlin – Workshop

  • Wer?

    Daniela Hartmann

  • Wann?

    Di 20.04.2021 / 9–11.00 Uhr
    Di 27.04.2021 / 9–11.00 Uhr
    Di 04.05.2021 / 9–11.00 Uhr

  • Wo?

    Online-Moodle

  • Credits

    0,5 SWS / 0 ECTS

  • Kursnummer

    117035

Das Ziel der Workshopreihe ist es, die Studienvorbereitungs- und/oder Anfangsphase zu erleichtern, indem relevante Informationen zu Themen vermittelt werden, die für studierende Neuberliner*innen nützlich sind. Die Workshops bieten den Studierenden einen Ort, an dem sie zusammenkommen und ihre Fragen „loswerden“ können. Diskussion, Austausch über eigene Erfahrungen und Fragen der Studierenden spielen hier eine zentrale Rolle. Die Workshops können auch einzeln besucht werden.

Zielgruppe

Studierende im ersten Studiensemester oder im ersten Teilabschnitt der Studienvorbereitung

Methoden

Interaktiver Vortrag, Diskussion und Austausch, Selbstreflektionsaufgaben, Präsentation, offene Fragerunde

1. "Ankommen als internationale Studierende an der HWR und in Berlin"

Dienstag, 20.04.2021 / 09-11 Uhr

  • Welche wichtigen Anlaufstellen an Hochschule gibt es?
  • Wer hilft mir bei verschiedenen Anliegen an der Hochschule?
  • Welche anderen Angebote gibt es in Berlin: Studierendenwerk, spezielle Angebote für Migrant*innen, Rechtsberatung, psychologische Hilfe, Kontakte knüpfen und Deutsch lernen an der Hochschule und in Berlin

2. "Papierkram erledigen - die wichtigsten Ämter im Überblick"

Dienstag, 27.04.2021 / 09 -11 Uhr

  • Finanzamt, Bürgeramt, Ausländerbehörde etc.
  • Welche Behörde ist für welches Thema zuständig?
  • Wie gehe ich mit Bescheiden um? Meine Pflichten und Rechte – was ist ein Widerspruch?

3. "Gesund bleiben und krank werden in Berlin"

Dienstag, 04.05.2021 / 09-11 Uhr

  • Was tun bei Krankheiten und Notfällen? Wo suche ich nach Ärzten?
  • Wie funktioniert das Gesundheitssystem?
  • Präventive Maßnahmen, Sport an der Hochschule und in Berlin

Applying for Jobs in Germany

  • Wer?

    Amanda Wichert

  • Wann?

    Einzeltermin
    Thursday, 21.05.2021
    10.30–12.30am

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    1 SWS / ECTS 0.5

  • Kursnummer

    131021

Successfully navigating the job market in Germany requires not only a basic knowledge of how to correctly formulate your cover letter and application, but also a solid understanding both of what German employers value in an applicant and how the German job market functions. What does a good resume look like, and what does it mean to have a “good career”? What does success look like? How is it measured? How do Germans approach the application process, and how might that differ from what I’m familiar with in my home country?

In this course, we’ll go over the following:

  • What are relevant cultural values that play a role in the German job market and in the workplace?
  • How is the job market structured? How can I find out the types of jobs that people with my skill set or educational background hold in Germany?
  • How do I apply for a job in Germany? What formal standards, processes, and rules should I be aware of?
  • What should my application look like? What should be included?
  • How do I format a CV for the German job market? What do I need to know about application photos? What is important – and what isn’t – for German employers?
  • What is the purpose of a cover letter in Germany and what will potential employers expect to see? What should I avoid?
  • What do I need to know about interviewing for a job in Germany?
  • How important is it to learn German? How does my role as an applicant with an international background influence my chances?

This workshop is designed for international students who would like to learn more about applying for a job in Germany.

Course Structure

This course is a combination of live sessions and asynchronous work. The first live session will be on thursday, 21.05.2021 from 10:30 to 12:30. The second live session will consist of an hour for questions and answers about the course content. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for an individual application counseling session to review your application and ask individual questions.

Berlin as a Place of German History, Culture and Politics

  • Wer?

    Justinus Pieper

  • Wann?

    Block seminar
    23./24.04.2021 and 07./08.05.2021
    10am–7 pm

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    121010

Aims and Objectives

Foreign students are invited to get acquainted with German history, culture and politics by attending a series of lectures as well as engaging with everyday life and rhythm of contemporary Berlin.

Participants

Exchange and guest students, number of participants restricted to 30 students.

Teaching Program

Students are invited to study German society and everyday life in Berlin in several ways as by Dynamic lectures (on German history, culture and politics);
Visits to Berlin institutions of public interest (such as Bundestag and media);
Excursions and walks to important places of historic interest as well as of modern Berlin (Märkisches Museum, DHM, Stasi-Museum; architecture; streets; the ‘Bayerisches Viertel’ around the BSEL; Berlin’s industrial past; Berlin in the Cold War; the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial; Berlin’s present culture and subcultures).

Literature

To be announced at the beginning of the seminar

Berlin as a Place of German History, Politics and Culture

  • Wer?

    Stefan Hauer

  • Wann?

    Semester course, weekly
    Start: 19.04.20201
    Monday  2 - 4 pm

  • Wo?

    Online- Moodle/ Excursion

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    115007

Foreign students are invited to familiarize themselves with German history, culture and politics (with a strong focus on Berlin) in a series of small individual online projects in order to get to know the everyday life and rhythm of today's Berlin. The online projects are various smaller assignments that cover interesting areas of history, politics and culture and can be completed independently within one or two weeks.

After submitting the individual assignments, each student always receives a personal feedback and an evaluation.

The course will start on 19.04.2021. Please check Moodle platform at this day: A detailed course description with a timetable and guidelines for grades and credit points will be communicated via Moodle then.

Bewerbungstraining für den englischsprachigen Raum - Job Application

  • Wer?

    Amanda Wichert

  • Wann?

    Einzeltermin
    Thursday, 07.05.2021
    10.30am–12.30pm

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    1 SWS / ECTS 0.5

  • Kursnummer

    131010

Applying for a job successfully requires you to know more than just the basics of how a job application is put together. To really market your skills effectively, you need to know a lot about who you are, what you have to offer, what you want to achieve, and how to put your best qualities forward. A solid understanding of the English-language job application process will help you on your way to making the best first impression.

In this course, we’ll go over the following:

  • How is applying in English different than applying in German?
  • What documents do I need when applying in English?
  • What do I need to know about the format and structure of my CV/resume and cover letter?
  • What should I include in my cover letter and resume? What should I leave out?
  • What do I need to know about the selection criteria for jobs in the English-speaking job market?
  • What should I do to prepare for a job interview in English? What interview questions can I expect to be asked and how can I prepare myself to best answer these questions?

This workshop is designed for students who plan to apply in English (ideally in an English-speaking culture/outside of Germany).

Please find/bring a job posting for a position to which you’d like to apply (if you don’t have a job you are considering applying for, please bring a position description for your dream job or a job you would apply for if you were currently looking).

Course Structure:

This course is a combination of live sessions and asynchronous work. The first live session will be on thursday, 07.05.2021from 10:30 to 12:30. The second live session will consist of an hour for questions and answers about the course content. You will have the opportunity to sign up for an individual application counseling session to review your application as well.

Digitale Interkulturelle Kommunikation

  • Wer?

    Irina Slot

  • Wann?

    Semesterkurs
    Montag, ab 19.04.2021 (7 Termine)
    Mo, 16–20 Uhr

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    2 SWS- ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    117018

Lernziele

Am Ende dieser Online-Lern-Veranstaltung werden die Teilnehmenden:

  • Anhand der anschaulichen Kultur-Modelle Gründe für interkulturelle Missverständnisse verstehen und diese in effektive persönliche Kommunikationsstrategien umsetzen können
  • Positive und kreative Aspekte der interkulturellen Kooperation für sich persönlich und in Projektarbeit realisieren können
  • Frust aus virtueller Kommunikation im Studium und bei der Arbeit reduzieren

Lerninhalte

  • Kultur-Pyramide und Zwei-Eisberg-Model
  • Kulturdimensionen nach Edward Hall und Geert Hofstede
  • Schulz-von-Thun-Kommunikationsmodell im interkulturellen Kontext
  • „The sense of Dissonance“ nach David Stark und positives Konfliktmanagement
  • Besonderheiten der virtuellen Kommunikation - generell und im interkulturellen Kontext
  • Effektives Überwinden von sprachlichen und technischen Barrieren in der digitalen Kommunikation

Prüfungsleistung

  • Präsentation

Sieben Termine á fünf akademischen Stunden inklusive Pause.

Enterprise Gamification and the Dopamine Society

  • Wer?

    Avo Schönboom

  • Wann?

    Seminar
    Dienstag, ab 27.04.2021
    16.00–20.00 Uhr

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 1 - (2.5 bei Zusatzleistung)

  • Kursnummer

    112037

Aims

Digitalisation means gamification and playful interaction design. In the ludic perspective every social interaction can be interpreted as a game and carefully enhanced by the application of game design elements. Corporate games already pervade many functions of the company from assessment centres, recruiting games, open innovation contests, project Scrum and production Kanban to playful sales and marketing interactions. The Enterprise Gamification Course exposes participants to game design thinking within a business context and guides them to mindfully gamify their own business situations. They will learn to understand and apply game mechanics, aesthetics and dynamics to create performance driven work experiences. Playful interactions during the course evoke a lively atmosphere and serve as prototypes for game play in business. Beyond the application of game design the course also reflects on societal repercussions of gamification, business ethics and the new dopamine driven society.

Zielgruppe

Studierende aller Fachrichtungen

How to discover and really reach Goals

  • Wer?

    Susanne Hake

  • Wann?

    Blockseminar
    Freitag, 04.06./11.06. und 02.07.2021,
    Group I: 9–12.30 Uhr am, Group II: 2–5.30 Uhr pm

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle

  • Credits

    2 SWS / ECTS 0

  • Kursnummer

    131022

Content

Are you getting distracted from discovering goals worth reaching? While most of us know that intrinsic motivation and getting in action is important: It sometimes is difficult. Most of the times it is not lack of knowledge that stops us. It’s our own inner resistence.

This workshop is designed as a group coaching with 12 participants.

If there are more than 24 participants there will be a morning group (9 am to 12:30 pm) and an afternoon group (2 to 5:30 pm).

Every participant works on his or her strengths, visions and goals – and with his or her inner resistance. You will develop individual strategies to receive and generate more energy to discover goals that are big and reachable at the same time.

During the first two meetings you will chose your own project to practice.

During the third meeting you will share a 15 minute project presentation about your progress, your results and your learnings.

Please register only if you know that your schedule allows you to participate through all the three meetings. Because of the structure of the workshop, there can’t be latecomers.

Learning targets

The participants find, understand and communicate their strengths, skills and competences.

The participants develop an individual vision, goals and milestones.

The participants get to consciously know their inner resistance, while building resistance and finishing a project.

Methods

3 group coaching online-meetings in 2 groups. Lecture, individual work, teamwork, individual online presentations Prerequisite for attending: Activated camera on your computer.

Studieren lernen – Studienstart international

  • Wer?

    Daniela Hartmann

  • Wann?

    Semesterkurs, wöchentlich
    ab 16.04.2021
    Fr 9–11 Uhr

  • Wo?

    Online - Moodle, E-Learning, Units auf Moodle, Online-Beratung

  • Credits

    4 SWS/ 0

  • Kursnummer

    117034

Dieser studienbegleitende Kurs richtet sich an geflüchtete und andere Studierende mit internationalem Hintergrund zu Beginn ihres Studiums. Er besteht aus zwei Kursmodulen:

  • Ankommen in der deutschen Hochschulwelt
  • Deutsche Wissenschaftssprache im Studium

In diesem Kurs lernen die Studierenden, wie sie sich an der Hochschule zurechtfinden und an deutschsprachigen Lehrveranstaltungen erfolgreich teilnehmen können.

Inhalte

  • Das deutsche Hochschulsystem im Allgemeinen
  • Die Strukturen der HWR Berlin
  • Wichtige Begriffe des Studiums: Seminar, Klausur, Präsentation, Hausarbeit, Vorlesung, SWS, ECTS
  • Kommunikation an der Hochschule: Sprechstunden, E-Mails etc.
  • Lern- und Arbeitstechniken
  • Prüfungen, Prüfungsangst überwinden
  • Präsentieren und Referieren
  • Teilnahme an Unterrichtsgespräch, Gruppenarbeit und Diskussion
  • Vortrage sinnvoll mitschreiben und auswerten
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Studium
  • Schreiben erster akademischer Textsorten

Methoden und Medien

  • Online-Seminare
  • Beratungen
  • E-Learning Units auf der Lernplattform Moodle
  • Gruppen-Foren
  • Praktische Übungen und Aufgaben
  • Screencasts & Video

Die Kursanmeldung ist auch nach dem Belegzeitraum per E-Mail möglich.

Wissenschaftliches Schreiben für Nicht-Muttersprachler/innen

  • Wer?

    Daniela Hartmann

  • Wann?

    Semesterkurs
    22.04.2021 bis zum 08.07.2021
    9.00–11.00 Uhr

  • Wo?

    Online-Seminare, Einzelberatungen, E-Learning Units auf Moodle

  • Credits

    4 SWS/ 0

  • Kursnummer

    117033

Dieser studienbegleitende Kurs richtet sich an geflüchtete und andere Studierende mit internationalem Hintergrund, die in ihrem individuellen Studienverlauf vor dem ersten Verfassen einer wissenschaftlichen Hausarbeit oder ähnlichen längeren Textsorte in der deutschen Sprache stehen.

In diesem Kurs lernen die Studierenden die Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Schreibprozesses und vertiefen ihre Kenntnisse der Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch. Gleichzeitig findet eine individuelle sprachliche Begleitung in Form von Einzelberatungen statt.

Inhalte

  • Wissenschaftliche Arbeit: Was ist das, was wird erwartet, wie gehe ich vor?
  • Themenfindung und Fragestellung
  • Lern- und Arbeitstechniken beim wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten und Schreiben
  • Gliederung und Aufbau wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
  • Zitieren und Belegen
  • Wissenschaftssprache DaF
  • Wissenschaftlicher Stil, Formulierungen, Wortschatz
  • Praktische Übungen und Aufgaben
  • Beratende Begleitung des eigentlichen Schreibens der Hausarbeit

Methoden und Medien

  • Online-Seminare
  • Einzelberatungen
  • Gruppenberatungen
  • E-Learning Units auf der Lernplattform Moodle
  • Gruppen-Foren
  • Praktische Übungen und Aufgaben
  • Screencasts & Video