How Can the Media Competence of Students in University Learning Settings be Developed and Fostered?: A Case of Learning by Designing

Annika Maschwitz (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany), Sebastian Vogt (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany), Anke Hanft (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany) and Olaf Zawacki-Richter (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 291
EISBN13: 9781466626409|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1930-2.ch015
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Based on the “learning by designing” approach, this chapter illustrates how media competence can be developed, what didactic design is necessary, and what features this design possesses for teaching media competence in university. The “Natural History Museum Berlin project” is used as an example of this. In this project, during the 2009 summer term, students of the Carl von Ossietzky Universität in cooperation with the Natural History Museum Berlin developed media products (magazine articles, audio and video podcasts) in which they explored and reflected on the topic of “knowledge transfer” in terms of constructivism in an authentic context. The closeness to research activities at the university, and especially at the Department of Continuing Education and Education Management, is one of the essential aspects.
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