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Didactics and Educational Methodology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Didactics and Educational Methodology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PdK-402
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination: graded

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PdK-402 (P322-0136) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 4, mandatory course
PdK-402 (P322-0136) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 127.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Iris Ruppin
Prof. Dr. Iris Ruppin

[updated 12.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to systematically promote the educational processes of children according to the age and gender of the children, without anticipating the normative development. They will have basic theoretical knowledge about didactic-methodical concepts, especially in the elementary school phase. They will be able to design learning processes and implement various forms of learning.

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Module content:
_ Basics of didactic models (e.g. education theoretical didactics, constructivist didactics and didactic communication)
_ Forms of stimulating, supporting and promoting holistic development and education processes
_ Designing the setting and general conditions (e.g. room concepts, material)
_ Curricular frameworks in Germany
_ European and international approaches to didactics and methodology
Gerstberger, Günter (2008): Frühpädagogik Studieren - ein Orientierungsrahmen für Hochschulen. Stuttgart: Robert Bosch Stiftung, pp. 70-73.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
-Work in small groups
-Independent study

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Recommended literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.

[updated 01.10.2020]
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