University of Koblenz, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Institute for Primary School Pedagogy/Aesthetic Education


At University of Koblenz, vignettes are used in particular for the field of professionalization in primary education and aesthetic education. The work with vignettes is a subject of teaching in the educational sciences and opens up an experience-oriented approach to learning and teaching for the students. The abundance, complexity, and dynamics of experience in aesthetic education processes require a reflection instrument that, on the one hand, does justice to the perspectivity, the engagement with openness, and the turning away from preconceived meanings, and, on the other hand, can also make the personal experiences, which often cannot be grasped with standardized procedures, perceptible. Aesthetic processes of cognition and education arise from the experience of being moved, irritated, or amazed, and of paying attention. Vignettes are able to condense these moments of lived experience and make them available for further reflection. 

Since 2018 Agnes Bube (since April 2023 at Institute for Primary School Pedagogy, Faculty of Educational Sciences, previously at Institute for Design Practice and Art History, Leibniz University Hannover) and Evi Agostini (University of Vienna) are cooperating on the project "Oriented towards the Phenomenon: Art Education 'Close to the Work' and Vignette Research. Potentials of Research on Aesthetic Education in  Perceptual Access".

From November 2020 to November 2022 Agnes Bube was part of the EU project ProLernen, in which a handout based on the vignette methodology was developed for the purpose of professionalizing future educators and pedagogical leaders.