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Dietrich, Wolfgang – Journal of Peace Education, 2019
The Innsbruck School of Peace Studies is known for its innovative academic teaching methods under the title Transrational Peace Philosophy. This essay introduces the epistemological fundament of this approach to peace education. It presents the didactic principles for its "Strategic Capacity and Relationship Building," combined with…
Descriptors: Peace, Self Concept, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Sternad, Dietmar – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2015
This article introduces a challenge-feedback learning (CFL) approach based on the goal-setting theory of human motivation, the deliberate practice theory of expert performance, and findings from the research on active and collaborative learning. The core of the teaching concept is the CFL cycle in which students repeatedly progress through four…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), International Trade, Business Administration Education
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Patry, Jean-Luc – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
Teaching through research has a great potential for Master's studies. The paper presents how this has been done in a particular case, comparing scientific and subjective theories, and how this course was simultaneously used to do research about this topic. The course proved to be a win-win-situation for the students and for the teacher/researcher.…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods, Teacher Researchers
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Dixon, Edward M.; Hondo, Junko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
This paper will describe pedagogical approaches for re-purposing an open educational resource (OER) designed and produced by the Deutsche Welle. This free online program, "Deutsch Interaktiv," consists of authentic digital videos, slideshows and audio texts and gives a contemporary overview of the culture and language in Germany, Austria…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, German, Second Language Instruction
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Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article focuses on approaches to teaching dramatic comedy in an upper-level undergraduate course. In particular, it outlines how the genre of comedy permits a special focus on Austria, where the rich tradition of comedy holds a prominent place in German-speaking Europe. I argue that dramatic comedy grants language learners a unique…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Pabisch, Peter Karl – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This essay offers some direction for greater integration of Austria and Switzerland into every level of the German language and culture curriculum. By excavating a number of now nearly forgotten intercultural connections between these alpine countries and the U.S., it is possible to present a more complete and complex picture of German-speaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning