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Support of Individual Learning Processes


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Basic Information

01.09.2022 to 31.08.2024
Research Area:
Workplace and Product Design



Christopher Brandl

Chief Engineer


+49 241 80 99474




The classic teaching-learning concept including lecture and exercise is particularly helpful for teaching theoretical fundamentals. When it comes to the practical implementation as well as the consolidation of the already theoretically learned contents, the classical variant quickly reaches its limits. With the help of the learn2act project, these limits should be extended and the students should be given the opportunity to apply the methods and models taught at the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, supported by modern technology, and thus to internalize the benefits and their meanings.


For a successful implementation of the new teaching-learning concept, the classic teaching structure must be broken up and adapted to the individual requirements of the respective teaching unit. In addition to the implementation of models such as the flipped-classroom-concept, students must gain a basic understanding of the content of the respective course in order to be able to make independent decisions for the practical application based on this prior knowledge. In addition, technologies that support the implementation of the practical activity must be developed and adapted to the respective course.


The learn2act project aims at an iterative development, implementation, testing and evaluation of a cross-curricular and practical application task in a mixed reality teaching environment. Students are to design and implement a complete work system for the production of a product. The framework conditions of the work system are specified by the individual teaching units of the course. The development and implementation of the respective work systems is to take place on a team-individual basis, so that students can be divided into groups depending on the degree of prior experience and thus a knowledge-dependent process can be designed that implements the prior knowledge of the students in the implementation of the course.


Within the framework of the two courses Methods for Applied Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics and Ergonomics and Human-Machine Systems, the vision of having students design a complete work system for the manufacture of a product as a central learning object is to be implemented. For this purpose, both new production planning and production re-planning, including their own implementation, will be made possible by dividing the students into groups in advance on the basis of their previous experience. In order to determine the team-specific production plans, the students will be provided with the necessary knowledge in the form of flipped-classroom-teaching units in advance. During the semester, free teaching units can be introduced to allow students, for example, to repeat teaching content on their own progress of manufacturing planning and idea or evaluation workshops with the lecturers.
The work system development is to be carried out in the institute's own workshop, which is equipped with the necessary materials and machines for manufacturing. The integration of a mixed reality teaching environment will be based on an MR application that has already been used for risk assessments in another teaching unit.


The project is funded by the Foundation Innovation in University Teaching within the framework of the funding agreement for the promotion of project proposals in the “Freiraum 2022” call for proposals (Funding number: FRFMM-379/2022).