Didactical Formats and Variations of the IPC

IPC Basic

IPC-Basic is a flexible online-course concept suitable for starting up teacher training in order to get familiar with relevant aspects of the teacher training curriculum. The concept contributes to the internationalization of teacher training programs in different countries. Thereby, different targets are pursued:

Firstly, IPC-Basic aims to prepare future teachers for teaching in a globalized world, which is determined by integration of economies and societies, migration and mobility, cultural and social diversity in classroom, social media and modern communication technologies.

Secondly, IPC-Basic can develop student´s awareness of cultural diversity or global issues and enable students to compare different perspectives concerning teaching, learning and education.

Last, IPC-Basic enables students to improve critical thinking, problem solving and changing of perspectives.

For this purpose students take part in an international online class working on relevant topics or questions concerning teaching, learning and education (e.g. “Critical Thinking” or “Project-based-Learning”). Assisted by teachers and student tutors the students develop or expand their professional knowledge and develop awareness of cultural differences. By working on topics selected from teacher training curriculum students work in international groups using web tools as e.g. wikis, chat forums or blogs.


Class structure

  • Start up meeting at the partizipating universities
  • Preparation: Get familiar with the online class
  • Getting to know the HAIKU online platform
  • Getting to know each other!
  • Collecting aspects and definitions of the topic
  • Discussing and evaluate the aspects
  • Learning how to prepare a lesson for school students or university students to the chosen topic
  • Planing a little Project concerning the chosen topic
  • Creating a poster, paper or presentation about the project
  • Presenting the projekct to the class in the final meetings at your university
  • Discuss and evaluate the group presentations
  • Present the project to the class in the final meetings at your university
  • Discuss and evaluate the group presentations