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Thinking Academically and Presenting Reasoned Arguments

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Thinking Academically and Presenting Reasoned Arguments
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: PdK-101
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+1U (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: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Course work: passed/failed

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

PdK-101 (P322-0187) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 1, mandatory course
PdK-101 (P322-0187) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 1, 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:
Professor/innen des Studiengangs
Lecturer: Professor/innen des Studiengangs

[updated 02.09.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will:
-be able to describe the university as an environment and organization.
-be able to name and identify basic epistemological approaches and paradigms, as well as types of (empirical) research.
-be able to distinguish between and classify theory, empiricism and practice, as well as their rationalities and different forms of knowledge.
-be able to differentiate between scientific and non-scientific texts according to specific criteria.
-have developed a general understanding of scientific work, thinking and reasoning.
In addition, students will:
-be able to work with relevant scientific literature (literature research, citing correctly, bibliographies and references, terminology, etc.).
-be able to describe the process and techniques involved in scientific work (from the formulating a problem to creating and presenting texts).
-be able to apply the basics of scientific writing and write their first scientific texts.
-be able to incorporate the prinicples of scientific work into their presentations.

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Module content:
-Universities in the educational and scientific system
-Science and life, forms of knowledge
-Theory, empiricism, practice
-Discipline and profession
-Paradigms and theoretical traditions
-Epistemology and the philosophy of science
-Types of research
-Philosophy and the structure of the study program
-Principles, methods and techniques of scientific work
-Structuring your studies (e.g. time management)
-Literature research (databases, library), creating a bibliography, excerpting
-Organizing, analyzing and creating texts (outlines, questions, exposés, summaries, theses)
-References and bibliographies
-Speeches using media/presentation methods.

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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.

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