Within project courses small groups of students work on complex tasks during one semester. Although they are supervised by a teacher the main part is done by self study. . The main objective is to acquire specific basic knowledge and planning answers to particular questions. Because interdisciplinary perspectives are necessary, the projects also take place in close cooperation with subject areas of other departments within the "Fachgruppe Landschaft" or even with external fields of teaching.
In the new Bachelor- and Master courses too, the realization of study projects represent the core element of teaching. Intensive and broad experiences exist since the introduction of this teaching- and learning method in 1971. It shows that this approach highly supports independence as well as teamworking skills and that it provides an excellent preparation for professional activities with a wide variety of requirements. An impression of the thematic diversity is offered by the documentations of project works.
Project outdoor work: Learning and working in small groups
Impromptus train the ability to work on complex tasks and to produce solutions ready for presentation within a limited time frame. This teaching method is offered in loose succession; for lower semesters as day impromptu and in higher semesters as week impromptu. Topics include applied techniques of working methods, such as the use of GIS for landscape planning questions or content and thematic solutions for planning details.