The pleasure was definitely ours to have had Dr. Christian Spannagel from the „Institut für Datenverarbeitung/Informatik“ (University of Education, Heidelberg) as guest presenter at the 3rd meeting of the Learning and Teaching Advancement Cluster (LaTAC) for the Academic Year 2009/10.
Confronted with the concept of „Lernen durch Lernen“ (LdL) und the „neuronen“ metaphor, we debated issues related to „opening up“ our classrooms using methods such as „Aktives Plenum“.
Web 2.0 tools were also brought into focus and it was a new experience for most of us to have a discussion with the creator of a teaching concept who was skyped-in for the exchange.
As Dr. Spannagel documents in his personal blog, following a description of the event: „Insgesamt war das Feedback der Teilnehmer durchweg positiv. Ich glaube, es hat Spaß gemacht – und vermutlich mir am meisten. (http://cspannagel.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/uber-neuronen-und-methodenvielfalt/).
In short, an enriching staff development event!