Action Area 1: Cooperation Between Subjects and Subject-Specific Didactics
Head: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Höttecke
Team Action Area 1: Cooperation Between Subjects and Subjects-Specific Didactics
The focus of the Action Area Cooperation Between Subjects and Subject-Specific Didactics is on linking subject and subject-specific didactic knowledge in teacher education. Promoting cooperation between the specific subjects and subject-specific didactics is especially relevant for teacher education in Hamburg because of the unique joint placement of subject-specific didactics in the Faculty of Education (Hamburg Model for teaching degree programs).
Aims of joint research work
Work in Action Area 1 is designed to strengthen cooperation between subjects and subject-specific didactics. It has three aims:
- Improved networking of subject and subject-specific didactic training content and structures.
- Consolidation of content-based and methodological cooperation between experts in subject didactics and in the subject itself.
- Development and consolidation of innovative course concepts in which, for example, subject content is examined in terms of acquisition and conveyance.
Two areas of focus have been identified for strengthening networking between subjects and subject-specific didactics. Firstly, measures to establish cooperative partnerships and strengthen communication between subjects and subject-specific didactics are being implemented on an organizational-structural level. These include:
- establishment of communication structures
- individual discussions with course instructors who teach classes in the teacher training degree program
- participation in committees
Secondly, we are focusing on concrete courses in order to further develop teaching degree programs on the conceptual level. Class concepts for linking specific subjects and subject-specific didactics are being developed for selected subject modules with a clear connection to teacher training as well as for subject-specific didactic modules, and modules with a connection to school practice in the educational science degree component. The work includes:
- courses with team teaching of instructors in subject and subject-specific didactics
- supplementary classes to augment existing specialist classes, taking teacher training students into particular account
These classes will examine how cognitive and affective-motivational components of professional skills with emphasis on subject-based learning can be established step-by-step during the course of the bachelor’s degree program.
Individual research projects
- Nicole Masanek: To develop networked thinking - to test and research literary-scientific and literary-dactical approaches to an object within the framework of cooperation seminars (supervisor: Thomas Zabka) (additional information)
- Markus S. Feser: Pre-service Teachers' Sense of Belonging to Science (additional information)
- Markus S. Feser: LEngS – Längsschnittliche Evaluation des natur- und gesellschaftswissenschaftlichen Sachunter-richtsstudiums der Universität Hamburg (additional information)
- Wilko Reichwein: Didactics of commercial-technical teacher training (supervisor: Werner Kuhlmeier) (additional information)
- Former employee until 09/2018:
- Peter Stender: Mathematics didactics (supervisor: Gabriele Kaiser) (additional information)
- Former employee until 08/2018:
- Jenna Koenen: Chemistry didactics (supervisor: Dietmar Höttecke) (additional information)
Chemistry didactics: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Höttecke, former employee: Dr. Jenna Koenen, former employee: PD Dr. Maike Busker
German didactics: Prof. Dr. Thomas Zabka, Dr. Nicole Masanek
Geography didactics: Prof. Dr. Sandra Sprenger, Nina Scholten
Didactics of commercial-technical teacher training: Prof. Dr. Werner Kuhlmeier, Dr. Wilko Reichwein
Mathematics didactics: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kaiser, former employee: Dr. Peter Stender
Physics didactics: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Höttecke, Carina Wöhlke, Dr. Katrin Buth