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Combining traditional teaching with modern methods

In the study of Jewish Theology, the teaching of traditional scriptures, texts and their meaning for the student has high priority. An important part of this teaching is the exchange between lecturers and students in one-on-one discussions.
Globalization and digitization have changed the circumstances in which students and teachers live and learn or teach, respectively. This leads to new challenges, especially technical and didactic ones, but also opportunities for increasing exchange and an expansion of the course variety. This results in new needs for university teaching.

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To meet these demands, a team at the School of Jewish Theology is developing digital concepts for Jewish Theology within the FoLD project. Over the next three years, digital concepts are developed for two different types of events – a language course and a philosophy seminar, in which traditional teaching and learning methods are combined and tested with new scientific findings from digital education and humanities research.
The team is based at the Chair of Jewish Religious Philosophy of Modern Times, with a focus on denominations and interreligious relationships, under the direction of Rabbi Prof. Walter Homolka, PhD, PhD, DHL.



Brix, O., Schober, S., Steinke, L., Strickroth, S. (2020), Biblisches Hebräisch digital lehren und lernen: Praxiserfahrungen beim Aufbau eines Blended-Learning-Formats mit Moodle. In: Zender, R., Ifenthaler, D., Leonhardt, T. & Schumacher, C. (Hrsg.), DELFI 2020 – Die 18. Fachtagung Bildungstechnologien der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (S. 127-132).

FoLD-Team Jewish Theology

Prof. Walter Homolka, PhD, PhD, DHL, School of Jewish Theology

Research Assistants:

Susann Schober Jüdische Theologie FoLD

Student Research Assistants:

Orlando Brix

Daniel Aldea Rossell

Jan-Niklas Hörmann