Projects of Winter Semester 19/20


HIP Projects Winter Semester 19/20

In the Heterogeneity and Inclusion Internship (HIP), projects on two main topics are being developed. On the one hand, information material for teachers on the subject of inclusion is being developed, and concrete prototypes for inclusive teaching are being designed.

Information material for teachers

The information material is intended to sensitize teachers in particular to certain types of heterogeneity and aspects of inclusion and to give them an insight into various topics.

Learning Braille

The game is not a classic educational game, but a small role-playing game where learning individual Braille letters is necessary to progress in the game. The goal is not to learn Braille as a whole, but to get to know it.

Link to the game

Inclusion: rights and funding opportunities for different target groups

The aim of the website is to present the legal basis for the topic of inclusion and the need for support (especially when applying for a funding priority) in as structured a way as possible so that those affected - e.g. teachers or parents - can get an overview. The website refers to current information from the Cologne District Government.

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Internalising disorders

Internalising disorders take place in pupils and usually cannot be detected from outside. The information material in the form of a cube therefore picks up on various prejudices and clarifies which disorders may be behind them. It refers to websites with further information.

The prejudices can be read in the following document.

Intercultural competence at school

The topic of intercultural competence in schools was taken up as an interactive learning video. In addition to theoretical basics on the topic, various case studies are dealt with, which include interactive questions.

Click here for the video.

Prevention of sexualised violence in the school context

The material consists of a series of four videos, in which various aspects of sexualised violence in the school context are explained. The videos are particularly intended to draw attention to the topic and sensitize teachers.

Click here for the videos:

Overview of physical barriers

The result is an H5P unit in which information on different physical barriers is compiled with the aid of various branches. These include limitations in the areas of vision, hearing, motor skills and speech, for which further sources are given.

Link to the H5P unit

Dealing with deaf children in class

A video has been produced on this topic to educate teachers in mainstream schools and help them to meet the inclusion needs of a deaf child. It includes the general teaching conditions as well as reasons for deafness.

Click here for the video.


Prototypes for inclusive teaching

The five projects developed materials that can be integrated in different ways into subject lessons to support one or more aspects of inclusion. For each of the projects there is a documentation with explanations on how to reproduce the material and on different application scenarios.

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Braille translator

The translator works in two directions: with the help of a serial monitor a letter can be entered, which is then displayed by the translator as a Braille letter. Conversely, there is the mode where the translator displays a Braille letter, which should then be entered correctly with the keyboard. The Braille translator can be implemented as a microcontroller project with students in class.

Documentation Braille

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Emotions Translator

The emotion translator is an app that can help people with e.g. Asperger's syndrome to assign emotions to certain facial expressions. For this purpose a facial expression can be composed of different parts. The app has been developed with the MIT App Inventor, so that it can also be implemented as a student project (e.g. in a project week).

Documentation App

Documentation App_Code

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Enactive modular model for finite automata

The idea of the project is to translate the model of a finite automaton, which is classically represented iconic or symbolically, into the enactive level of action. This allows students with other learning styles or with visual impairments to have a different approach to the subject. In this model, an automaton is constructed as a "traffic network" that can be driven through by a car and the corresponding word.

Documentation Automat

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Dual system learning aid

With the help of the resulting box, additions and subtractions of six-digit dual numbers can be performed and observed by means of illuminated LEDs. The box thus helps pupils with the focus on learning to understand how to deal with the dual system.

Documentation Dual Numbers

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Model of a resistance calculator

Reading and calculating resistors is problematic because a commercially available resistor is very small and there is a certain scheme for the calculation. The model makes it possible to assemble a greatly enlarged resistor with different ring-colour combinations and thus to find out how the size of the resistor is affected by this.

Documentation Resistors

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