Day of Teaching and Learning

The Day of Teaching and Learning is a university-wide conference that aims to raise appreciation for and the visibility of teaching and learning at our university. This year, the event will take place on November 30, from 1:15 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Shaping international teaching together

Following last year's successful launch, this year's Day of Teaching and Learning (TdLL) will be held under the motto "Universität Stuttgart beyond THE LÄND!". November 30, 2022 is a day for the virtual exchange of ideas about international aspects of teaching, and to learn from each other.

Schedule and access

The event will be held in English and German.

Program (online)

1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Arrival and familiarization

1:45 to 2 p.m.

Welcome to the plenary session
Prof. Frank Gießelmann (Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education)

2 to 2:20 p.m.

Keynote "How important is internationalization in engineering education? Goals and strategies at Chalmers"
Dr. Mikael Enelund, Dean of Education, Professor at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Division of Dynamics, Chalmers University of Technology

2:20 to 2:40 p.m.

Info block
Internationalization strategy: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Wieprecht (Vice Rector for Diversity and Internationalization)

2:40 to 3 p.m.

Award ceremony in plenary session
University of Stuttgart Teaching Award 2021 

3 to 3:10 p.m.

Meditative break: Mindfulness in educational processes
Melanie Minderjahn, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science

3:10 to 3:15 p.m.


3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Main topics

Track 1

Englischsprachige Lehrangebote
15:15 bis 15:30 Teaching in English: Students and Instructors Told Us What They Think
Dr. Lucy Blaney Laible, Sprachenzentrum
15:30 bis 15:45 Rock your Lecturing Skills in English
Gretchen Chojnacki-Herbers, Sprachenzentrum
15:45 bis 16 It Doesn’t Stop with IELTS and TOEFL: Academic Writing and Presenting in Master’s Programs
John Nixon, Sprachenzentrum
Dr. Ines Böhner, Sprachenzentrum
16 bis 16:15 Teaching soft matter physics to an international audience
Jean-Noel Grad, Institut für Computerphysik
16:15 bis 16:30 Critically Reflecting on Intelligent Systems in Society
Tabea Berberena, CRISS

Track 2

15:15 bis 15:30 Many Paths Lead Abroad - Information for Students Katja Striegel, Dezernat Internationales
15:30 bis 15:45 Overseas Student Exchange: Semester Programs and Current Challenges.
Sibylle Langer, Dezernat Internationales
15:45 bis 16 Alternative Mobility Forms of the International Office
Babette Endrulat-Göhler, Dezernat Internationales
16 bis 16:30 Institutionalized Cooperations in Teaching
Michael Lateier, Dezernat Studium
Dr. Heiko Schulz, Prorektorat Informationstechnologie

Track 3

International, Digital, Global
15:15 bis 15:30 The Mini-Course Model – An Alternative Course Program
Daniel Schäuffele, Sprachenzentrum
15:30 bis 15:45 Linguistically fit for your studies: Good practice examples of specific DaF offers
Michael Pandey, Sprachenzentrum
15:45 bis 16 Maker Space in the Universe: Ready for Take-off - New Teaching and Learning Landscapes at the University of Stuttgart
Maria Barnhart, Sannah König, Maker Space, tik
16 bis 16:15 How Online Courses Promote Education and Stability During Times of Crisis
Richard Powers, PSE, Maker Space
16:15 bis 16:30 Ukraine Digital: Ensuring Academic Success in Times of Crisis
Elena von Klitzing, Dezernat Internationales, DAAD-Projekt
Prof. Dr. Iryna Shvets, Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU)
Prof. Dr. Olga Popova, Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU)

Track 4

Interkultureller Austausch / Erfahrungsberichte
15:15 bis 15:30 Fresher all over again? Entering German academic culture after a Bachelor in India. Experiences of Indian Master´s students at the University of Stuttgart
Anu Dohna, Dezernat Internationales
15:30 bis 15:45 School for Talents through the eyes of our students
Dr. Ariane Kiel-Freytag, Office of the Rectorate, School for Talents
Lisa Kohler, Office of the Rectorate, School for Talents
15:45 bis 16 Intercultural - successful together: Good practice examples regarding the acquisition of intercultural skills
Xiao Wang, Sprachenzentrum
16 bis 16:30 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: An International Community for the Enhancement of Learning
Dr. Thorsten Braun, Zentrum für Lehre und Weiterbildung

Track 5

Professional Development
15:15 bis 15:30 Acquire Skills in the Area of Teaching and Learning Courses on offer at the Baden-Württemberg Center for Teaching and Learning
Simone Loewe, HDZ
15:30 bis 15:45 Writing is Remembering - or: In the flow of language puzzles
Christine dos Santos Costa, TGU Yudoku, GKM
15:45 bis 16 Open Educational Resources: Opening teaching and learning to the whole world
Judith Bartels, Zentrum für Lehre und Weiterbildung
16 bis 16:15 How (Inter)culturally Sensitive am I? A cognitive developmental model for intercultural teaching and learning.
Lothar Duhl, Zentrum für Lehre und Weiterbildung
16:15 bis 16:30 Staff Mobility for Employees in Administrative Areas at the University of Stuttgart
Erika Bäcker, Dezernat Internationales
4:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Award ceremony in plenary session
DAAD prize for outstanding achievements of foreign students at German universities 

4:45 to 5 p.m.

Closing words in plenary session


Mikael Enelund is a Professor of Structural dynamics at Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences and Dean of Education for School of MATS (Mechanical, Automation & mechatronics, Design and Maritime educations) at Chalmers University of Technology.  He is a member of the executive committee for education in which he is responsible for internationalization. Mikael obtained his PhD in 1996 from Chalmers and was appointed professor in 2012. Currently he is leader for Chalmers ten-years initiative Tracks to develop the educations to become more flexible and responsive to changes in the society as well as to new technology and new materials. His research interest includes finite element methods and engineering education developments.



Organisation TdLL

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  • The Day of Teaching and Learning is organized by the Vice Rector’s Office for Teaching and Continuing Education and the Vice Rector’s Office for Diversity and Internationalization.
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