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240501 PR Anthropology of Education in Austria (P1) (2019W)

Negotiation processes, fields of application and socio-critical perspectives

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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

Die LV kann nur gemeinsam mit dem Methodenseminar besucht werden!
The course has to be combined with the Methodseminar!

Monday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Monday 04.11. 08:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 08:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 06.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 07.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 08.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the Feldpraktikum it is to empirically explore (both theoretically and methodically) basic and current concepts of educational anthropology.
Following an input based on an on-going Erasmus + project (TRANSCA, see below), the Feldpraktikum offers a framework for students to design the concrete empirical access to the field of educational anthropology and to develop their projects with the help of the course instructors. The Feldpraktikum will imply both entry-points/sites to the field (teacher training colleges, schools, other educational institutions, communities, individual education biographies, etc.) proposed by the course instructors as well as ideas put forward by students.
The focus on "educational anthropology" has the advantage of a clear theoretical starting point in empirical research, as well as the opportunity to conduct rich and up-to-date "anthropology at home" field research. The current crisis in the educational system in terms of integration, multilingualism and forced migration has made education systems and facilities controversial places in the public sphere (e.g. debates on „Islamic" kindergardens or so-called "focal point schools“/Brennpunktschulen) and offers numerous fields for urgently needed socio-critical educational anthropological research and interventions.
The course is available for English-speaking students (inputs in English, presentations in German and English).

The course instructors are the coordinators of the Erasmus + project TRANSCA - Translating Socio-Cultural Anthropology into Education (https://transca.univie.ac.at) and can thus offer the students to participate in this ongoing research project in terms of investigating and deepening the results and outputs of TRANSCA (and potentially a follow-up project).

As part of the Feldpraktikum, the students will carry out participant observations, interviews and group discussions, but also explore structural dimensions of the education system. By linking up with a current research project, the students will also experience the interplay of research and project work.

The Feldpraktikum is offered in combination with a method seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Conceptialization and Research Design
Conducting the Research
Presentation of research results
Written paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Compulsory attendance
Positive evaluation of the requested compulsory tasks

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). From winter term 2019/20 the plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.

Examination topics

min. 5 references in the written paper
compulsory readings

Reading list

Will be provided in the course

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21