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190010 SE Ethic Challenges in Education (2021S)

Evidence-based education policy and human capital theory: The example of the OECD.

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Das Seminar findet online statt.

Tuesday 02.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 22.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 29.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Today, we face a new wave of nationalism throughout the world. Based on contemporary theories on nationalism this seminar will focus on the role schools are playing in producing and reproducing ‘nationalist literacies’ in the new generations, making the perceptible for both, everyday ‘banal’ nationalism and, in extreme conditions, militant nationalism. Based on selected historical sources (among others the German ultra-nationalist Fichte) and more recent research literature the seminar aims to understand the interrelation between schooling, curriculum and nationalism. People with only limited skills in English are welcomed. Translation help in the discussion will be provided.

Assessment and permitted materials

The well prepared and active participation is mandatory. A written test (5 to 6 questions) at the end of the semester will provide the basis for the final grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

55% of the possible points (20) are requisite to pass the class.

Examination topics

Texts discussed during the course.

Reading list

Mandatory reading before coming to the seminar (uploaded on moodle):
Billig, M. (1995): Banal Nationalism. Los Angeles, CA: Sage (pp. 1-59)

Association in the course directory


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