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120009 VK MEd 02: VK Practicum Course (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

All meetings will be held online for the time being; you find links to Zoom Meetings on Moodle ; first meetig 01.03.2021 (17.00 to 20.00)

Monday 01.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Monday 15.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Monday 12.04. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Monday 26.04. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Monday 31.05. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32
Monday 14.06. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal A UniCampus Zugang Hof 2 2F-EG-32


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to assist and support student teachers during their practicum phase with regard to observation techniques, planning tasks, classroom management issues and the evaluation of their observations and teaching experiences. In addition students are introduced to the concept of action research (AR) and will be assisted in carrying out an AR Project during their field experience.

Core Content:

applying theoretical concepts in practice;

subject-specific observation techniques;

planning EFL language teaching activities and lessons and sequences of lessons

professional reflection procedures (individual and collaborative)

principles and procedures of action research


interactive class with student participation in small-group and all-class discussions of topics related to participants' observations, teaching experience and students' action research projects

The main instrument for observation, reflection and discussion is the EPOSTL - European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages - please bring your personal copy along (print or e-version) for all sessions

Assessment and permitted materials

1) Attendance of all blocks is mandatory/in case of a change to distance learning: attendance of online sessions

2) Active participation (in class and) on-line + presentation of assignments, presentation of teaching inquiry project (AR) ;

3) 30-minute debriefing session at an individually arranged date towards the end of the semester; hand-in of the teaching inquiry Project (AR) report;

4) Upload of complete Practicum Documentation Pack

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements ("zwingend vorgeschriebene Leistungen"): You are expected to
1. hand in all written assignments,
2. summarize your reflections on your practicum + present a vignette in the debriefing session;
3. present your Practicum Documentation Pack ;
4. hand-in your teaching inquiry project (AR Project Report) ;
5. presentation of your AR Project.

Credits for the course / requirements:
1. Full and active participation + home assignments (reading etc.)
2. 30-minute debriefing session 20%
3. Brief Presentation of AR Project 15%
4. AR Project Report 50%

Examination topics

Continuous assessment; details will be given in class and on moodle.

Reading list

Texts for reading can be found on Moodle/will be provided in class.

+Handouts (on paper and on moodle).

Association in the course directory

MEd 046 / 507
Modul 2
LI: 12-4820

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:26