University teaching as a field of development: scope for university didactics

Research project

A variety of projects will explore opportunities for instructional development to provide students with diverse and appropriate learning opportunities, developing and documenting various formats and presenting them at professional and interdisciplinary conferences.

Project management
Julia Wieneke

since 2018

For this purpose, an interdisciplinary team-teaching event was set up and carried out several times with students from the University of Art and Design Graz. The collaboration was designed on several levels: Not only the teachers worked interdisciplinary, but also the students were brought together in mixed teams and with teachers at schools and accompanied and supported in their teaching projects (2018-2020). Another field of development is the conception of a digital lecture series in the form of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which was created and published in cooperation with Graz University of Technology. The integration of the MOOC into current teaching is being continuously advanced (since 2020). Currently, master students are involved in the further development of the teaching curriculum by designing and conducting their own qualitative research study as a group with guidance.


  • Wieneke, J (2021). Music didactic conceptions as "Massive Open Online Course" (MOOC). An opportunity for teacher*education? The material workshop. Zeitschrift für Konzepte und Arbeitsmaterialien für Lehrer*innenbildung und Unterricht (Themenheft: Materialien zur Musiklehrer*innenbildung)
  • Wieneke, J. & Schmidinger, H. (2020). The Sound of the City - A Collaborative Composition Project Including Schools, University and Opera House (Austria). In A. Houmann, & E. Sæther (eds.), Make Music Matter - Music Education meeting the needs of young learners (vol. 9, pp. 107-119). Innsbruck: Helbling
  • Wieneke, J. & Schmidinger, H. (2019). "Collaboration between university, schools and opera house as a multi-level learning opportunity". Paper presented at the ISME South Asia Regional Conference, Kathmandu
  • Wieneke, J. & Schmidinger, H. (2019). "Sounds of the City - a Collaborative Composition Project of Middle Schools, University and Opera House". Paper presented at the EAS/ISME Conference in Malmö.