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Center for Teaching and Learning

We support teaching and learning at Viadrina.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) supports teaching and learning at the university as a central unit. In accordance with the university's mission statement on teaching, and together with the faculties as well as central institutions, we develop support structures and offers that help students with the preparation for university and during their studies. We provide seminars and workshops on key competencies, practical and soft skills, learning materials and tools for self-organized learning, as well as advice on individual needs. The aim is to provide the best possible support for studying and to prepare students for their professional life. ⇒ Offers for students.

Additionally, the ZLL supports teachers in the conception of courses and offers didactic and organizational assistance and further training. We provide teaching material, technical guidance, and online resources. As a research-based institution, the ZLL is active in regional and international networks and transfers research results back to the university.

Current Matters

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Digital Higher Education

Not only the current situation but also the outlook on future teaching calls for the digitalisation of teaching methods or at least involvement of digital tools in higher eductation. Courses might not only be planned for face-to-face, but also as an online or hybrid teaching format, including blended learning. ⇒ Online teaching information and technical advices for lecturers.


Project Week "Kick-Off for your Studies" for first-year students in winter semester 2022/23 - in German language

You wish to start your studies super-prepared?
During the Kick-Off, you will learn your first research and working techniques in your subject as well as scientific thinking and argumentation. You'll be able to put all of this into practice directly by working on realistic projects for the university and the city together with other students.

The Kick-Off is offered in German language.
Check out the webpage! (in German)

28/29/30 September & 4/5 October, 2022

The Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) organizes this event together with the Central Student Advisory Service and the Viadrina Sprachen GmbH.

NEU: Small Teaching Workshop Series for Teaching Staff

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Small intervention, big impact - this is the concept of small teaching (Lang, 2019; Flower and Lang, 2021). Instead of turning everything upside down, you can improve teaching more effectively - without spending a lot of time - by taking small steps. In this series of short workshops, you will get tips and tricks around active teaching and collect ideas that can be immediately implemented in your own teaching. The workshops can be attended as often as you like and can be credited within the didactics certificate.

Further Information

Diversity Days

Poster Diversity Days

From 31 May to 02 June 2022, the Department for Equality Affairs invites you to the first university-wide Diversity Days at the Viadrina. The Center for Teaching and Learning offers short workshops on various aspects of studying.

May 31st, 13:00-15:00 in GD03:
Mini Workshops & Study Hacks (English/German)

with Dr. Lena Eckert, Dr. Andrea Scott & Niki Kasis, Center for Teaching and Learning

The Pomodoro-Technique is a method that can help you to get started (studying, writing a paper…), and to ensure that you are giving your brain (and body) the little breaks needed. We will introduce this anti-procrastination-method through our workshop concept by offering four “Pomodoros”.

  • 13:00 Introduction
  • 13:30 Study Habits for Academic Success
  • 14:00 How to reach the next level in MS Word - and convert your docs into accessible PDFs
  • 14:30 Teaching – a scholar’s (critical) perspective. Special guest: Anna Rößner (Business Faculty)

No registration required.

International Workshop Offers for Faculty & Professional Staff, and for Students

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Intercultural Learning Sessions 2021-2022: The Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL)is actively involved in the International Network of Universities (INU). Currently, the INU partners are offering various workshops for students and staff. The workshops for students are inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
⇒ All INU-Workshops

Offer by Malmö University:
Ageing and Demographic Changes in Late Modern Society - A Transnational Interdisciplinary PhD-course

Most welcome to apply!
In 2022, Malmö University and the Faculty of Health and Society will be hosting a unique transnational, interdisciplinary PhD course where graduate students from different social and natural science disciplines are given the opportunity to meet in cross-border collaboration on society and ageing. The course is open to applicants from Malmö University as well as other national and international institutions. Reflective learning and development of one's own research question are part of this thematic course.


Welcome Back to the Campus!

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At the beginning of the winter semester 2021/2022, the Viadrina offered a package with various welcome and support measures for the return to the campus and to face-to-face learning. By clicking on the image you will find further information.

Viadrina Peer-Tutoring Training is again available

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The Center for Teaching an Learning offers a Peer-Tutoring Certificate Program for the development and promotion of key competences. More information.