Fachdidaktische Forschungstheorien und -methoden (dex)

Daniela Zavec
Art Sciences and Art Education, Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04032


Under the motto Small humans invent smart textiles, the students will develop low-threshold concepts that combine textile and technical works and can be implemented in Secondary level I with simple tools. At the same time, 4.0. Technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling and smart textiles will be presented. Smart textiles and their importance for future applications in the fields of sports, medicine, personal protective equipment, home / construction and automotive will be  discussed in more detail. Using the design thinking method, new products in the smart textiles sector will be developed and their prototypes tested. Various solutions in the smart textiles area are being developed in the Smart Textiles under the Bionic theme.

The course is held together with Pia Scharler, please also register with Pia Scharler to attend this course. Thanks.

Examination Modalities

active participation 25%

intermediate activities 15%

Seminar works 35%: in total from 20.000 characters (without spacebars). Content- and literature's citation NOT included; also not the workspace to the course as these should be listed in the Appendix.

Bachelor Thesis: min 40.000 characters (without spacebars) after the successfull completion of the FFTM Seminar. For the bachelor thesis, the practical testing of a concept is required. It is important here that the project is described from the perspective of a design didactics!

Students are invited to document and present their own research and to present the thesis.

The seminar paper must be submitted by e-mail by 31.01.2023 / 28.2.2023 / 31.3.2023 at the latest.


Objectives of the course:

Overview of smart textiles and their field of application, as well as knowledge of a low-threshold placement for the application area of lower secondary education. Furthermore, product development methods such as Design Thinking will be ncluded. The introduction of 4.0 technologies is intended to ensure the links between work lessons and future-oriented technologies.

Key Words

Smart Textiles, Design Thinking, Sekundarstufe I, Ready-Made, Objekt, Design


06 October 2022, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 5
03 November 2022, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 4
17 November 2022, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 5
01 December 2022, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 5
15 December 2022, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 5
12 January 2023, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 5
26 January 2023, 16:00–17:30 Seminar Room 5

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Fachdidaktische Theorie und Praxis (dex): FOR: Fachdidaktische Forschungstheorien und Methoden (dex), SE 074/002.30

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Fachdidaktische Theorie und Praxis (dex): IT: Bachelorseminar Fachdidaktik (dex) 074/002.85

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Weitere Schwerpunkte: Fachdidaktik 074/030.02

Studies in Art and Culture (Master): Electives Area 2: Art Didactics 568/006.17

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible