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Educational Science
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NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0240-17LDesigning Learning Environments for School: Educational Foundations (EW2 TC)
- Prerequisite: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
- Addresses to students enrolled in "Teaching Certificate in a non-college Discipline (TC)".
- The simultaneous enrolment in course 851-0240-25 Designing Learning Environments for School: Vocational Education (EW2 TC)" is recommended, but not a mandatory prerequisite.
O2 credits1VP. Edelsbrunner, U. Markwalder, E. Stern
AbstractTeaching is also a craft. In this lecture, students get to know and, wherever possible, also practice practical aspects of the teaching profession within the framework of relevant theories rom the Learning Sciences.
ObjectiveStudents acquire basic knowledge and skills needed for planning, preparing, and implementing effective instruction. They can reflect and adapt these skills based on knowledge about findings from research in the learning sciences.
ContentWe discuss characteristics of successful lessons and how to design such lessons by using curricula and lesson plans, teaching goals, classroom management, and a variety of teaching methods.
Lecture notesThe lecture comprises interactive parts where the participants elaborate and extend their knowledge and skills. Thus, there is no comprehensive written documentation of the lecture. The participants can download presentation slides, learning materials, and templates from "Moodle".
LiteratureThe necessary literature can be downloaded from "Moodle".
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture EW2 can only be attended by students who already successfully completed the lecture Human Learning (EW1).
There will be two independent lectures for different groups of students. You will get further information in an email at the beginning of the semester.
851-0240-25LDesigning Learning Environments for School: Vocational Education (EW2 TC)
- Prerequisite: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
- Addresses to students enrolled in "Teaching Certificate in a non-college Discipline (TC)".
- The simultaneous enrolment in course 851-0240-17L Designing Learning Environments for School: Educational Foundations (EW2 DZ)" is recommended, but not a mandatory prerequisite.
O2 credits1VG. Kaufmann
AbstractParticipants acquire knowledge in vocational training system and in theory and practice of vocational education. They get to know characteristics of functions, tasks and roles in the professional world. They deduce consequences for the planning and execution of learner-tailored and effective learning in vocational education taking into account the theory and practice of vocational education.
ObjectiveParticipants would be able to structure and execute learner-tailored and effective learning in vocational education taking into account the theory and practice of vocational education.
851-0242-03LIntroduction to General Pedagogy Restricted registration - show details
Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate.

Prerequisite: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
W2 credits2GL. Haag
AbstractThe basics of educational science and the field of activity of the school are conveyed in as much as they are of relevance to the field of activity of the teachers. Basic knowledge is taught methodically by the lecturers which is further deepened by the reading of selected texts and corresponding work assignments in individual and small groups.
Objective1. Basics of educational science
1.1 Historical survey of education and school
1.2 Fundamental educational terms
- Education as field of activity of the school
- Education at school
- Socialization
2. Field of activity of the school
2.1 Theory of school
- Theory of school
- Curriculum theory
- School development
2.2 Theory of instruction
- Didactic analysis
- Principles of learning
- Handling of heterogeneity
851-0242-06LCognitively Activating Instructions in MINT Subjects Restricted registration - show details
Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate (excluding Teaching Diploma Sport).

This course unit can only be enroled after successful participation in, or during enrolment in the course 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW 1)".
W2 credits2SR. Schumacher
AbstractThis seminar focuses on teaching units in chemistry, physics and mathematics that have been developed at the MINT Learning Center of the ETH Zurich. In the first meeting, the mission of the MINT Learning Center will be communicated. Furthermore, in groups of two, the students will intensively work on, refine and optimize a teaching unit following a goal set in advance.
Objective- Get to know cognitively activating instructions in MINT subjects
- Get information about recent literature on learning and instruction
Prerequisites / NoticeFür eine reibungslose Semesterplanung wird um frühe Anmeldung und persönliches Erscheinen zum ersten Lehrveranstaltungstermin ersucht.
851-0242-07LHuman Intelligence Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate (excluding Teaching Diploma Sport).

This course unit can only be enroled after successful participation in, or imultaneous enrolment in the course 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW 1)" .
W1 credit1SE. Stern
AbstractThe focus will be on the book "Intelligenz: Grosse Unterschiede und ihre Folgen" by Stern and Neubauer. Participation at the first meeting is obligatory. It is required that all participants read the complete book. Furthermore, in two meetings of 90 minutes, concept papers developed in small groups (5 - 10 students) will be discussed.
Objective- Understanding of research methods used in the empirical human sciences
- Getting to know intelligence tests
- Understanding findings relevant for education
851-0242-08LResearch Methods in Educational Science Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

This course unit can only be enroled after successful participation in, or imultaneous enrolment in the course 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW 1)" .
W1 credit2SP. Edelsbrunner, T. Braas, C. M. Thurn
AbstractLiterature from learning sciences will be read and discussed. Research methods will be in focus.
At the first meeting all participants will be allocated to working groups and two further meetings will be set up with the groups.
In the small groups students will write critical short essays about the read literature. The essays will be presented and discussed in the plenum at the third meeting.
Objective- Understand research methods used in the empirical educational sciences
- Understand and critically examine information from scientific journals and media
- Understand pedagogically relevant findings from the empirical educational sciences
851-0242-11LGender Issues In Education and STEM Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.

Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate (excluding Teaching Diploma Sport).

Prerequisite: students should be taking the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1) in parallel, or to have successfully completed it.
W2 credits2SM. Berkowitz Biran, T. Braas, C. M. Thurn
AbstractIn this seminar, we introduce some of the major gender-related issues in the context of education and science learning, such as the under-representation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Different perspectives, controversies and empirical evidence will be discussed.
Objective- To familiarize students with gender issues in the educational and STEM contexts and with controversies regarding these issues.
- To develop a critical view on existing perspectives.
- To integrate this knowledge with teacher's work.
ContentWhy do fewer women than men specialize in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? Are girls better in language and boys better in math? These and other questions about gender differences relevant to education and STEM learning have been occupying researchers for decades. In this seminar, students will learn about major gender issues in the educational context and the different perspectives for understanding them.

Students will read and critically discuss selected publications on these topics and their implications for the classroom context. There will be weekly (or bi-weekly) assignments as well as a final project in which students will integrate and elaborate on the topics learned in the seminar.
Prerequisites / NoticeRecommended: Completion of the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1).

Active participation in the seminar.
Subject Didactics and Professional Training
Important: You can only enrol in the courses of this category if you have not more than 12 CP left for possible additional requirements.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-1079-00LTeaching Internship Including Examination Lessons Mechanical and Process Engineering Restricted registration - show details
The teaching internship can just be visited if all other courses of TC have been completed.
Repetition of the teaching internship is not possible, also if the examination lessons have to be repeated.
W6 credits13PQ. Lohmeyer
AbstractThe teaching internship offers students the opportunity to put the knowledge gained during their didactic education into practice at a Fachhochschule or a Berufsfachschule. The internship comprises a total of 30 lessons, of which 10 lessons are observed and 20 lessons are taught.
ObjectiveStudents can evaluate the teaching of others with regard to general didactic aspects and communicate their observations. They can also fully prepare and conduct their own lessons. Students are able to guide learners through their lessons and actively involve them in the lessons.
ContentThe teaching internship is led by an internship teacher who is assigned to the student by the lecturer of the subject didactics. In regard to the observations, the internship teacher explains his or her professional and didactic considerations, on the basis of which he or she has planned the lessons, and exchanges experiences and observations with the student during the internship. The internship teacher must attend all lessons given by the student and discuss them with the student before and after the lessons. Two lessons at the end of the internship are held as examination lessons, which are jointly assessed by the subject didactics teacher and a subject representative.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is the successful completion of Subject Didactics I, Subject Didactics II and the Mentored Work.
Further Subject Didactics
For students enrolled from HS 2019: The courses offered here are credited under the category «Subject Didactics and Professional Training».
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
227-0858-00LSubject Didactics II for D-MAVT and D-ITET Restricted registration - show details O4 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.
151-1072-00LMentored Work in Didactics of Mechanical and Process Engineering Restricted registration - show details O2 credits4AQ. Lohmeyer
AbstractThe Mentored Work aims at teaching students to combine theoretical topics from their didactic education with practical aspects and to articulate the results in written form. The choice of the topic and the definition of the content is made in agreement between the students and the lecturer.
ObjectiveThe topic of the thesis should be chosen in such a way that at least one of the following teaching objectives can be achieved:
- Students are able to reflect on their own or others teaching in terms of accepted criteria of learning effective teaching.
- Students learn to plan and conduct lessons based on a topic from their subject area.
- Students learn to deal with technical or didactic topics in depth from a pedagogical point of view.
ContentThe content of the work will be discussed individually in a preliminary meeting. In addition to the thematic frame, the methodical and didactical focus of the work is defined.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is the successful completion of Subject Didactics I and Subject Didactics II.
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