Prof. Dr. Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach from the RightSeeds team, Hendrik Wolter (EGON) and Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach from the Institute of Biology were awarded the Teaching Prize in the category “Research-based Learning” for their course “Practical Project – What kind(s) of future varieties do we need?”During this seminar, students had the opportunity to practice interdisciplinary cooperation and develop their own small research project on crops in organic farming. Through the independent planning and implementation of the project they were able to gain knowledge about useful plants and could learn a lot about the scientific process as such.
The Teaching Prize is awarded at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg each academic year for different categories. Courses are only nominated if they are suggested by students. A jury consisting of university lecturers, students from all faculties and external members then decides on the award.
Julia Tschersich and Nina Gmeiner from the RightSeeds team also received a prize in the category “Best Course Evaluation” for their seminar “Happiness without growth – discussion of well-being concepts as foundations for a degrowth society”. In this category the teachers apply with the results of their course evaluation. Once again, Julia Tschersich and Nina Gmeiner scored best with their course this year. The award ceremony took place on 28th Nov 2019 as a university public ceremony. The prize winners in each category received prize money for their teaching.
Author: Svenja Puls