As teachers, we like students who readily participate and are able to acquire knowledge independently and tackle complex problems. Writing can be a very useful instrument for these educational aims. Our courses use writing as a means to learning that leads students to a meaningful and intellectually stimulating course of study. This is achieved through writing exercises and other tasks, which, on the one hand, guide students, whilst leaving them enough freedom and flexibility to work autonomously and with enthusiasm.
Bielefeld University encourages and supports such measures to integrate writing practice more fully into academic teaching with the LitKom projekt amongst others. The Writing Centre offers teaching staff one-to-one advice on writing and teaching using its concept Writing in Academic Subjects, and a forum for exchanging ideas at regular meetings on the theme of intensifying writing in courses as well as the possibility of further qualification in the training programme "Research - Writing - Teaching".