Study of Corona-Semester: Surprisingly pleased with the digital University

Behind us, a Semester is without seminars. Without contact, without the presence. How can that work in the Humanities? Surprisingly good, has explored the preli

Study of Corona-Semester: Surprisingly pleased with the digital University

Behind us, a Semester is without seminars. Without contact, without the presence. How can that work in the Humanities? Surprisingly good, has explored the preliminary conclusions of a survey of the Philosophical faculty Association, the University of political representation of the Humanities and social Sciences in the German universities, the mood of his over a hundred member faculties.

The Seminar is the pinnacle of teaching in the Humanities. To the discretion of its importance, it is necessary to know how cognitive processes in the historical and philological disciplines work. The "deep reading" of texts is the basis of all hermeneutics, the communicative exchange about the Read the salt in the soup of the academic teaching. Seminar comes from the Latin "semen", English: "seed", "seedling". The etymology hits the bullseye: Where, if not in the Seminar, to merge with the seed of thought, the method Arsenal of the hermeneutic subjects to be trained?

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more Than 90 percent of the respondents declare to be in the current Semester strongly (22 percent) or very strongly (69 percent) in the digital teaching engaged been. According to many participants this means a considerable More work load. Instructional videos must have taken courses in the first unusual atmosphere of the video conferencing Tools such as Zoom in or held as so-called webinars, the contact with the students via Skype office hours will be maintained.

However, very few professors of their institutions, feel the dam of this new way of riding alone. Over 60 percent of high school principals and faculties would respond to the challenges, by and Large, good. Less than five percent, provide you with a bad testimony. A little more critical of the role of the University administrations is perceived: Here, 9 percent comment, to be with the crisis management dissatisfied, after all, the half are also a positive vote.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 04:19

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