Claus Michael Hutterer, PhD, teachers as the Department of Translation Studies at the University of Graz and has cooperated with Andreas Schuch and Narrative Didactics in the winter semester of 2020/21. He successfully conducted digital storytelling workshops with students in the courses "Ungarisch - Translatorische Basiskompetenz I" and "Ungarisch - Übersetzen für Wissenschaft und Technik (HU-DE)". Students used materials which were made available by the Narrative Didactics Research Group. Two of the many stories created by students can be watched in this article.
You can find more digital stories on the official Narrative Didactics YouTube channel:
On 14 December 2020, Andreas Schuch conducted the virtual teacher training seminar Democracy 3 – Game-based learning und 21st century skills as part of the College of Teacher Education Styria teacher training program for the winter semester 2020/21.
In this training seminar, Andreas Schuch introduced teachers to the government simulation Democracy 3 by Positech Games and showed ways of integrating the game in various teaching contexts on the secondary educational level. The seminar addressed not only how teachers can use Democracy 3 to explore specific topics and develop competences, but also how this game-based teaching approach can help develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving abilities and information literacy in motivating and authentic ways.
Please contact us at for workshop or training course inquiries at your school, college or university regarding Democracy 3 and game-based learning approaches in general. Workshops can be held in presence or virtually.
- Democracy 3 training course description (German): https://www.ph-online.ac.at/phst/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=325288&pSpracheNr=1
- Official Democracy 3 website: http://positech.co.uk/democracy3/
- Further publication by Andreas Schuch on game-based learning:
Schuch, Andreas (2017). “Digital Games as a Means of Raising Awareness About Ageism and Gender Discrimination: Three Principles for Teachers and Game Developers”. In M. Romero, K. Sawchuk, J. Blat, S. Sayago & H. Ouellet (Eds.), Game-Based Learning Across the Lifespan: Cross-Generational and Age-Oriented Topics. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41797-4_9. 131–150.
Narrative Didactics Research Group has successfully co-conducted the workshop "Interaktive Lehrsequenzen gestalten" (transl.: shaping interactive teaching sequences) as part of the "Didaktik-Werkstatt 2020". Every year Science Space Styria organizes this series of courses for higher education.
Due to popular demand the workshop "Interaktive Lehrsequenzen gestalten" was held three times (17.11., 18.11., 25.11.2020). One part of this workshop was conducted by Andreas Schuch, who introduced the practice of educational digital storytelling. Workshop participants successfully created their first digital stories, a selection of which were published here and on YouTube with explicit consent.
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