The project learning workshop (German: "Lernwerkstatt") is an integral part of the Master's degree course in Eastern European Studies. It is intended to provide the students with competences beyond theoretical discussions in the academic environment. Through the realization of specially designed project projects, they are to learn to interdisciplinarily deal with questions relevant to studying studies.
The seminar will be held over two semesters, dealing with questions concerning a given framework topic in an interdisciplinary manner. The aim is to develop own project ideas in small working groups and to implement them during the course of the academic year. Teamwork, oral and visual presentation techniques as well as practice-oriented work are trained. After a team-building workshop and introductory sessions, the participants implement their ideas independently into the practice.
The independent group work is supported and supervised by four course instructors.