Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Educational Science for Teaching Diploma and TC Information
These are the general course offerings of the programmes Teaching Diploma (TD) - categories Educational Science and Compulsory Elective Courses - and Teaching Certificate (TC) - category Educational Science.
Compulsory Elective Courses Teaching Diploma
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0240-16LColloquium on the Science of Learning and Instruction Information W1 credit1KE. Stern, P. Greutmann, further lecturers
AbstractIn the colloquium we discuss scientific projects concerning the teaching in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (STEM). The colloquium is conducted by the professorships participating in the Competence Center EducETH (ETH) and in the Institute for Educational Sciences (UZH).
ObjectiveParticipants are exemplarily introduced to different research methods used in research on learning and instruction and learn to weigh advantages and disadvantages of these approaches.
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 enrolled after successful participation in, or during enrollment in the course "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
Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate (excluding Teaching Diploma Sport).
Number of participants limited to 30.
This course unit can only be enrolled after successful participation in, or during enrollment in the course "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 enrolled after successful participation in, or during enrollment in the course "Human Learning (EW 1)".
W1 credit2SP. Edelsbrunner, T. Braas, C. M. Thurn
AbstractLiterature from the learning sciences is critically discussed with a focus on research methods.
At the first meeting, working groups will be assembled and meetings with those will be set up.
In the small groups students will write critical essays about the read literature. At the third meeting, we will discuss the essays and develop research questions in group work.
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
Does not take place this semester.
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 credits2S
AbstractIn this seminar, we will 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). Common perspectives, controversies and empirical evidence will be discussed.
Objective- To familiarize students with gender issues in the educational and STEM context 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 papers in the field, and their implications for the classroom context. In a final project, students will integrate and elaborate on the topics learned in the seminar and will present their work in class.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Successful participation in the course 851-0240-00L Human Learning (EW1).
851-0240-27LSupervising and Assessing Matura Theses Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.

Prerequisites: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
W1 credit1VJ. Maue
AbstractThis course prepares prospective teachers to supervising and assessing scientific projects at upper secondary school level, particularly Matura theses in STEM subjects at Gymnasium.
Objective1. Assessing the adequacy of Matura thesis topics and defining the scope of a project.
2. Determining and promoting a successful work process.
3. Devising and applying criteria for assessing process, product and presentation of a Matura thesis.
Prerequisites / NoticeFocus on STEM subjects (biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics) with no explicit discussion of geography or physical education.
851-0252-12LThe Science of Learning From Failure Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 60.
W2 credits2SM. Kapur, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler
AbstractWe can learn from failure. But, what does “failure” mean? And, what, how, and why do we learn from failure? This course covers research from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences that addresses the role of failure in human learning. Students will critically examine how failure affects thinking, knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, and motivation.
ObjectiveStudents will:
- Critically read and analyze articles on research that addresses failure in learning
- Participate in in-class problem-solving activities around research in failure
- Discuss and reflect upon topics in both online and face-to-face formats
- Engage in activities through the online platform
- Complete a final paper on a subtopic related to failure in learning

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role that failure plays in learning
- Discuss how and why failure can benefit learning
- Discuss how and why failure does not facilitate learning
- Apply understanding to a related sub-topic
ContentWe learn from our mistakes, or rather, we hope that we do. Another way to say this is that we can learn from failure. But, what does “failure” mean? What, how, and why do we learn from failure? This course covers research from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences that addresses the role of failure in human learning. Students will critically examine how failure affects development of knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, and general thinking and learning. More specifically, they will have the opportunity to question and evaluate the potential relationships between the facets around failure within individual, interactional, cultural, societal, and global contexts through seminal readings and problem-solving activities. Students from any discipline are welcome to this course to learn more about how failure can be harnessed to improve our knowledge, capabilities, innovations, teamwork, and contribute to the larger global world.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis seminar is an interactive course, thus attendance and classroom participation are required. Processing of online tasks is a requirement for obtaining credit points.

The course is held as 2 separate courses with each a maximum of 30 students: one course in German and one course in English.
860-0023-00LInternational Environmental Politics
Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-USYS
W3 credits2VT. Bernauer
AbstractThis course focuses on the conditions under which cooperation in international environmental politics emerges and the conditions under which such cooperation and the respective public policies are effective and/or efficient.
ObjectiveThe objectives of this course are to (1) gain an overview of relevant questions in the area of international environmental politics from a social sciences viewpoint; (2) learn how to identify interesting/innovative questions concerning this policy area and how to answer them in a methodologically sophisticated way; (3) gain an overview of important global and regional environmental problems and how they could be solved.
ContentThis course deals with how and why international cooperation in environmental politics emerges, and under what circumstances such cooperation is effective and efficient. Based on theories of international political economy and theories of government regulation various examples of international environmental politics are discussed: the management of international water resources, political responses to global warming, the protection of the stratospheric ozone layer, the reduction of long-range transboundary air pollution in Europe, protection of biodiversity, how to deal with plastic waste, the prevention of pollution of the oceans, etc.

The course is open to all ETH students. Participation does not require previous coursework in the social sciences.

After passing an end-of-semester test (requirement: grade 4.0 or higher) students will receive 3 ECTS credit points. The workload is around 90 hours (meetings, reading assignments, preparation of test).

Visiting students (e.g., from the University of Zurich) are subject to the same conditions. Registration of visiting students in the web-based system of ETH is compulsory.

*** DUE TO COVID-RELATED ETH RESTRICTIONS, THIS COURSE WILL BE TOUGHT FULLY ONLINE VIA ZOOM. REGISTERED STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE ACCESS INFORMATION A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS.
Lecture notesAssigned reading materials and slides will be available via Moodle. In view of COVID-19 related restrictions this course will take place fully online. For each unit of the course there will be three components:

1. A pre-recorded lecture by Prof. Bernauer, available via Moodle

2. Reading assignments, available via Moodle

3. Online meetings (via Zoom) at regular intervals (Mondays, 17:15 – 18:15) where we discuss your questions concerning the lecture and the reading assignments. The pre-recorded lectures will be available a few days ahead of the online meetings (ca. Thursday for the online meeting on the following Monday). You must watch the lecture and complete the reading assignment for the respective unit ahead of the online meeting on the following Monday. This online meeting will NOT be recorded in order to protect the privacy of the participating students and the professor and allow for open and frank discussion.

REGISTERED STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE ACCESS INFORMATION A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS.
LiteratureIn view of COVID-19 related restrictions this course will take place fully online. For each unit of the course there will be three components:

1. A pre-recorded lecture by Prof. Bernauer, available via Moodle

2. Reading assignments, available via Moodle

3. Online meetings (via Zoom) at regular intervals (Mondays, 17:15 – 18:15) where we discuss your questions concerning the lecture and the reading assignments. The pre-recorded lectures will be available a few days ahead of the online meetings (ca. Thursday for the online meeting on the following Monday). You must watch the lecture and complete the reading assignment for the respective unit ahead of the online meeting on the following Monday. This online meeting will NOT be recorded in order to protect the privacy of the participating students and the professor and allow for open and frank discussion.
Prerequisites / NoticeNone

In view of COVID-19 related restrictions this course will take place fully online. For each unit of the course there will be three components:

1. A pre-recorded lecture by Prof. Bernauer, available via Moodle

2. Reading assignments, available via Moodle

3. Online meetings (via Zoom) at regular intervals (Mondays, 17:15 – 18:15) where we discuss your questions concerning the lecture and the reading assignments. The pre-recorded lectures will be available a few days ahead of the online meetings (ca. Thursday for the online meeting on the following Monday). You must watch the lecture and complete the reading assignment for the respective unit ahead of the online meeting on the following Monday. This online meeting will NOT be recorded in order to protect the privacy of the participating students and the professor and allow for open and frank discussion.
851-0200-00LGerman as a Foreign Language (Language Course) Restricted registration - show details
This course requires approval of the Fachdidaktiker(in) and the study coordinator of the Teacher Training. Enrollments only through the study coordination of the Teacher Training.
W2 creditsexternal organisers
AbstractLanguage course in German as a foreign language (Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich)
ObjectiveUsing German language (written and spoken) in a clear and effective way for teaching at secondary schools
ContentIm Bereich Wahlpflicht können unter bestimmten Umständen Sprachkurse in Deutsch als Fremdsprache aus dem Angebot des Sprachenzentrum der UZH und der ETH Zürich belegt werden. Zu den Mindestvoraussetzungen gehören (Liste nicht abschliessend): Muttersprache nicht deutsch, Kursniveau weit fortgeschritten, Kursfokus mit Bezug zum Unterrichten, Kursumfang mind. 2 ECTS-Punkte.
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