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190047 SE Anthropology and Education (2021S)

The educationalized human being and the educationalization of the world

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.

(Raumkapazität SR 1 im SS 21: 9 Personen)

Wednesday 03.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Over the last two centuries, social (economical, ecological, or political) events, processes, or developments that have been perceived as challenges or problems have more and more been interpreted as educational problem and therefore assigned to education in order to solve them. Based on selected historical sources and more recent research literature the seminar aims to understand this cultural development of the educationalization of social problems.

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 be the basis of the grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Well-prepared and active participation is mandatory and accounts for 20% of the points that can be earned in the course. A written test (5 questions) at the end of the semester is the basis for 80% of the grade (max. 20 points).
Total points: 25; minimum 56%, 14 points
23-25 = 1
20-22 = 2
17-19 = 3
14-16 = 4
0 - 13 = 5

Examination topics

Texts discussed during the course. The texts will be uploaded on moodle before the semester starts.

Reading list

Downloadable on Moodle:
Daniel Tröhler (2016): Educationalization of Social Problems and the Educationalization of the Modern World. In M. A. Peters (ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_8-1.

Daniel Tröhler (20201): Die Pädagogisierung des Selbst und die Pädagogisierung der Welt. In D. Miller & J. Oelkers (eds.), „Selbstgesteuertes Lernen“: Interdisziplinäre Kritik eines suggestiven Konzepts. Weinheim: BeltzJuventa.

Association in the course directory


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