Exploration tours to Kassel's places of remembrance

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Service Learning in the subject German as a Foreign and Second Language (DaFZ) in winter semester 21/22: Development of knowledge- and language-sensitive, digital exploration tours to Kassel's places of remembrance in cooperation with the City Museum Kassel

Active participation in life in Germany and thus arriving locally is linked to an understanding of social and historical discourses. A particular challenge of culture-based learning is that current offerings are presuppositional in terms of linguistic and historical knowledge.

Designing cultural education processes of German as a foreign or second language (DaFZ) learners for concrete memory sites outside the classroom therefore poses numerous challenges for prospective teachers and facilitators.

This is where the funded service-learning project "Cultural Education in DaFZ Teaching: Development, Implementation and Testing of Digital Learning Arrangements in Cooperation with the Stadtmuseum Kassel" comes in: In the winter semester 2122, the aim was to design an activating, knowledge- and language-sensitive app offer with Actionbound [1] for Kassel's places of remembrance (cf. HNA, 19.05.2022: 6).

For the design of a digital prototype, the offer for DaZ learners was developed by the prospective teachers, tested, evaluated measured against pre-set criteria, modified again and finally implemented in a real educational context. The Design-Based Research (DBR) research approach was chosen as the methodological framework for such an engagement project.


[1] Actionbound is an educational game offering that allows users, e.g. teachers and learners, to create mobile adventures or interactive guided tours or rallies. The app is available for mobile devices running Android and iOS and allows users to work with different features. Actionbound combines the City Bound method with the possibilities of m-learning (cf. de.actionbound.com (accessed 25.05.2022).

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Project responsible

Dr. Tanja Fohr (StR im Hochschuldienst: Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache - beurlaubt / bis 3/2025)

Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5
34125 Kassel