Theory and Background

The area of Educational Innovation combines academic learning with action, e.g. in project-oriented forms of teaching and learning. Find out more about the two pillars of our theoretical background – campus-community partnerships and service-learning.

Campus-Community Partnerships

At the University of Mannheim, we speak of campus-community partnerships when a collaboration with practice partners in service-learning formats has become permanent.


Service-learning is a project-oriented form of teaching and learning that combines academic learning with community-oriented action (“service”).

Julia Derkau

Julia Derkau

Ansprechpartnerin Campus-Community-Partnership
University of Mannheim
Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Bildungsinnovation
Schloss – Room EO 084
68161 Mannheim