The Self-Experience Format as an Innovation for Professional Teacher Trainings: The EVe-LaB Training Program as a Case Study
Abstract: One of the major tasks of higher education is to qualify, train, and prepare teachers for one of the greatest challenges of modern society: educating the young and thereby shaping the society of tomorrow. As a case study for the implementation of the self-experience format, the aim of this article is to describe and analyze the context, concept, and evaluation results of EVeLaB as a training program for WAT teachers in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. Aiming to train the teachers with the curriculum’s new content as well as prepare them for diverse classes, the training program was designed in an innovative self-experience format. This means that during training, teachers take on the role of students. This article discusses why such a self-experience format may provide as promising an approach to future training in the field of teachers’ professional development as it already does in other fields of higher education, such as medicine, psychology, social work, or nursing.
Bieniok, M. (2023). The Self-Experience Format as an Innovation for Professional Teacher Trainings – The EVe-LaB Training Program as a Case Study (235-253). In: Wolf, Birgit; Schmohl, Tobias; Buhin, Larisa & Stricker, Michael (Eds.) From Splendid Isolation to Global Engagement. Exploring Internationalization in Higher Education (1. Aufl.). wbv Publikation: Bielefeld.