Alberto Colotti: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Alberto Colotti
DepartmentInformation Technology and Electrical Engineering

227-0854-00LMentored Work in Didactics of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisites: successful completion of FD I and FD II
2 credits4AA. Colotti
AbstractBy means of a suitable task, theoretical topics from the didactic training are linked with practice-relevant aspects in the mentored work and the results are presented in written form. Experienced teachers supervise the students in their tasks.
ObjectiveThe students can:
- plan a teaching sequence based on module descriptions or thematic specifications
- present content, focus and methods as well as performance assessments based on aspects of didactic analysis and competence-oriented formulation of learning objectives in a scientific report
- develop effective teaching in compliance with the specific requirements.
ContentThe choice of the topic and the determination of the contents takes place in consultation between the students and the mentor.
Possible topics are for example (not exhaustive list):
- Development of a semester plan for a new teaching module at a university of applied science ("Fachhochschule")
- Revision of existing content, considering technological or methodological developments
- Designing eLearning elements for existing teaching
- Development of a teaching unit with special learning methods (e.g. project-oriented, explorative, puzzle, ...).
Lecture notesThe mentored work is based on the previous courses and learning materials of the didactic training.
LiteratureLiterature is topic specific. Students usually procure it by themselves (see learning objectives). In special cases it is provided by the supervisor.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful completion of Subject Didactics I (227-0857-00L) and Subject Didactics II (227-0858-00L) are a prerequisite for the Mentored Work in Didactics.

The Mentored Work in Didactics should be completed before the beginning of the teaching internship (227-0859-10L).
227-0858-00LSubject Didactics II for D-MAVT and D-ITET Restricted registration - show details 4 credits3GQ. Lohmeyer, A. Colotti
AbstractSubject Didactics II addresses the opportunities provided by activating teaching elements and discusses the didactically meaningful use of new digital technologies. Both main topics are deepened in application examples and teaching exercises.
ObjectiveStudents are familiar with various ways of activating learners in class. They can ask questions in a way that encourages learners to think and participate. Students also understand how to use animation and simulation to help build conceptual understanding.
Content- Didactics and digitalisation
- Animation and simulation
- Think-Pair-Share
- Jigsaw method
- Questioning technique
- Practical training
Lecture notesThe lecture slides are provided via Moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is the successful completion of Subject Didactics I.
227-0859-10LTeaching Internship Including Examination Lessons Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Restricted registration - show details
The teaching internship can just be visited if all other courses of TC are completed.
Repetition of the teaching internship is excluded even if the examination lessons are to be repeated.
6 credits13PA. Colotti
AbstractStudents apply the insights, abilities and skills they have acquired within the context of an educational institution. They observe 10 lessons and teach 20 lessons independently. Two of them are as assessed as Examination Lessons.
Objective- Students use their specialist-subject, educational-science and subject-didactics training to draw up concepts for teaching.
- They are able to assess the significance of tuition topics for their subject from different angles (including interdisciplinary angles) and impart these to their pupils.
- They learn the skills of the teaching trade.
- They practise finding the balance between instruction and openness so that pupils can and, indeed, must make their own cognitive contribution.
- They learn to assess pupils' work.
- Together with the teacher in charge of their teacher training, the students constantly evaluate their own performance.
ContentDie Studierenden sammeln Erfahrungen in der Unterrichtsführung, der Auseinandersetzung mit Lernenden, der Klassenbetreuung und der Leistungsbeurteilung. Zu Beginn des Praktikums plant die Praktikumslehrperson gemeinsam mit dem/der Studierenden das Praktikum und die Arbeitsaufträge. Die schriftlich dokumentierten Ergebnisse der Arbeitsaufträge sind Bestandteil des Portfolios der Studierenden. Anlässlich der Hospitationen erläutert die Praktikumslehrperson ihre fachlichen, fachdidaktischen und pädagogischen Überlegungen, auf deren Basis sie den Unterricht geplant hat und tauscht sich mit dem/der Studierenden aus. Die von dem/der Studierenden gehaltenen Lektionen werden vor- und nachbesprochen.
Die Themen für die beiden Prüfungslektionen am Schluss des Praktikums erfahren die Studierenden in der Regel eine Woche vor dem Prüfungstermin. Sie erstellen eine Vorbereitung gemäss Anleitung und reichen sie bis am Vortrag um 12 Uhr den beiden Prüfungsexperten (Fachdidaktiker/-in, Departementsvertreter/-in) ein. Die gehaltenen Lektionen werden kriteriumsbasiert beurteilt. Die Beurteilung umfasst auch die schriftliche Vorbereitung und eine mündliche Reflexion des Kandidaten/der Kandidatin über die gehaltenen Lektionen im Rahmen eines kurzen Kolloquiums.
Lecture notesDokument: schriftliche Vorbereitung für Prüfungslektionen.
LiteratureWird von der Praktikumslehrperson bestimmt.