Spielerische Lehr-/Lernsituationen? Workshop zu Playful Learning in der Universitätslehre / Just play? Playful learning in university teaching This workshop enables participants to effectively use analogue games in learning and teaching in higher education. Course: Playful Learning Instructors Date Time Area Prof. Dr. Tina Freyburg & Dr. Rebecca Welge 05. + 06.03.2020 09:00 - 12:30 Gestaltung von Lehr- und Lernprozessen/ Designing of teaching and learning processes Course description and outline Playful learning tools foster an active and effective learning environment, emphasizing interactive and cooperative elements. Playful or game-based learning is a form of learning where students may learn by trial and error and by treating a certain topic not as ‘content’ but as a set of rules, or a system of choices and consequences. It is generally pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, playful learning tools aim at providing a space where students can play, learn and think together. This course focuses on three major objectives: Participants experience and reflect upon different ‘playful learning’ settings and get to know existing "playful learning" tools; Participants get hands on to transfer academic knowledge into playful learning setting with respect to core learning targets. Participants create ideas and concrete designs to integrate games and playful learning approaches into their own teaching. Overall, the course offers a hands-on sessions during which participants will explore the use of analogue games in an educational context and develop concepts for using them in their own teaching context. Content Experiencing innovative teaching methods that emphasize active and engaging in-class settings; Discussing what playful learning tools are most suitable for what learning objectives and conditions; Identifying appropriate use of playful learning tools in processes of own teaching and learning; Transfer playful learning approaches to own teaching setting. Course instructors Prof. Dr. Tina Freyburg works as Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS) at the University of St.Gallen. She is a comparative political scientist with a background in international and European politics and a keen interest in applied social science methodology. In her research, she explores the chances and risks that emerge for democracy in a globalizing and digitalizing world. In her teaching, she is experimenting with playful learning tools, such as Lego or Taboo. For more information, please visit her personal website www.tina‐freyburg.eu Dr. Rebecca Welge works as a self-employed professional and consultant in the field of training and education. She is a social scientist, active in the area of democracy research, with a keen interest in applied political research, knowledge transfer, and innovative teaching concepts. Rebecca Welge co-initiated the network DemocracyNet and co-founded the association Demokrative, both active organizations in the field of applied political research and democracy studies, and is a co-developer of the project ‚teaching democracy with analogue games’ (see tube.switch.ch/videos/79fa6700). For more information, please visit her website www.rmwelge.ch. Note The course can be offered in English or German, depending on the preferences of the participants.