Digital teaching-learning scenarios for accident prevention in school sports - a prevention project for the development of PE teacher training

Project No. FF-FP 0450


completed 03/2023


The aim of the project was to design a technology-supported teaching-learning environment as an instrument for school-related accident prevention in the initial, in-service and further training of teachers teaching physical education (PE). The development included nationwide empirical findings on student accidents in PE and school sports as well as already existing materials and strategies for school accident prevention. The study took the pedagogical-didactic and health-psychological perspectives into account. The project also focused on developing a procedural model for the accident insurance institutions to ensure a high level of system usability and content usability in blended learning scenarios for knowledge. This was done with the aim to reduce accidents and injuries in school sports, regardless of time and place. The main focus was the technology-supported transfer of safety pedagogical knowledge and rules of conduct in school sports as well as the sustainable and long-term integration of related measures in the training and further education of teachers. The target groups were primarily the prospective and PE-teachers as well as decision makers in schools and universities.


The project followed an integrative interdisciplinary approach characterized by a mixed-method design. The basis of the web-based self-study course is a systematic document analysis on the question of what knowledge is already available in digital form on the part of the accident insurance institutions and how this knowledge is prepared and communicated in the initial, in-service and further training of sports teachers in the federal states of Germany. Based on this, the contents of the analyzed educational offerings were to be digitally processed, taking into account human-centered procedural models, and integrated into a web-based self-learning course with a focus on accident prevention in school sports. This was linked to appropriate evaluation heuristics to ensure sustainability and transferability to teacher training. This process was accompanied by a formative evaluation. The development work here followed the intended process model for human-centered design of digital teaching/learning systems.


The project was able to generate the following central results:

  • didactic style guide (didactic, technical and visual guidelines and recommendations for the creation of multimedia learning content for physical education)
  • web-based self-learning course for accident prevention in the movement fields of PE to convey safety pedagogical knowledge (most frequent injuries, causes of injuries, preventive measures) in order to avoid accidents. This course contains summarizing videos and the created laying videos and additionally serves as a practice validation for the developed procedure model (didactic style guide). Depending on previous experience and learning objectives, different learning paths can be chosen through the self-study course. All rights of use and distribution remain with the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
  • knowledge of the content catalogs of university study regulations with regard to central accident hazards, the relevant accident insurance regulations, and the teaching of suitable prevention measures.

Last Update:

18 Aug 2023


Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Universität Potsdam

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

qualification/basic and further training


accident prevention, qualification, education, didactics etc.

Description, key words:

Digital teaching-learning scenarios, school sports, PE teacher training