280.A51 Fokus Raumplanung - Spatial Planning Ambassadors for Schools
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • reflect on their own experience in choosing their academic program, on the contents and working methods in their studies,
  • prepare and communicate spatial planning as a discipline and study program as well as current topics in an understandable way for students,
  • apply and moderate different mediation and workshop formats,
  • prepare and employ information and working materials suitable for the target group,
  • understand and reflect on different forms of communicating spatial planning topics.

Subject of course

As spatial planning ambassadors, students will go back to their former school (or a school of their choice) to introduce spatial planning as a societal task, discipline and study program to children and young people.This involves reflecting on their own first encounters with spatial planning and their choice of study program, as well as developing their own concepts for conveying spatial planning in schools and implementing those concepts in schools. The school type and grade as well as the formats can be chosen freely. The contents and materials (such as folders, quizzes, short videos, models or games) should be prepared for specific target groups and ages. The aim is to inspire interest in spatial planning among students (and teachers) and to raise awareness of current topics and problems in spatial planning.

These are the questions we want to address during the seminar:

  • Why am I studying spatial planning?
  • What changes do we want to make through spatial planning?
  • In which ways is spatial planning reflected in the everyday lives of children and young people?
  • What should children and young people know about spatial planning? Which topics are of interest to them?
  • Where can good spatial planning be observed?
  • How has spatial planning contributed to the awareness of responsible use of our living space?

Teaching methods

  • Discussions, workshops
  • Design and implementation of educational formats for schools
  • Written documentation and reflection of the school visits
  • Exchange of experiences in group reflection rounds
  • Working method: Individual or group work, plenary sessions

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is eligible for credit as a supplementary course in elective modules 3 and 5.


The lecture will take place in presence mode. Please note the current regulations of TU Wien.

Subject to change due to coronavirus pandemic.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri13:00 - 14:0006.10.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Kick-Off: Lehrziele, Inhalte, Organisation
Fri15:00 - 18:0013.10.2023Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Workshop I: Das Thema "Raumplanung" an Österreichs Schulen (Lehrpläne, eigene Erfahrungen und Ansprüche)
Mon15:00 - 18:0023.10.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Workshop II: Didaktische Grundlagen (Entwicklung von Lehrinhalten und -formaten, Erfahrungen von ehemaligen RP-Botschafter:innen)
Mon15:00 - 18:0004.12.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Workshop III: Zwischenpräsentation (Vorstellung der Lehrkonzepte, Feedback)
Mon16:00 - 17:0015.01.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Vorbereitung Abschlusspräsentation
Mon15:00 - 18:0022.01.2024Seminarraum EB EG-1 - RPL Workshop IV: Endpräsentation (Erfahrungen aus den Schulen, Lessons Learned, Ausblick)
Mon15:00 - 18:0022.01.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Workshop IV: Endpräsentation (Erfahrungen aus den Schulen, Lessons Learned, Ausblick)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Implementation, documentation (in text and pictures) and reflection of school visits
  • Preparation of presentable materials
  • Attendance and active participation in plenary sessions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.09.2023 10:00 15.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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