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300044 PP Interdisciplinary Project Practical for teacher candidates (bees) (2022S)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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. 15 participants
Language: German



Mittwoch, jeweils 14 - 17:30 Uhr (mit Ausnahme der Schulklassenbesuche - sind am Vormittag!)
In Präsenz (wenn nicht anders angegeben)
Ort: Lehr-Lern-Labor des AECC Biologie, Rotunde (UZA II, Spange H) und am Bee.Ed Lehrbienenstand
Termine: 02.03., 09.03., 23.03. (online), 30.03. (online), 06.04., 27.04., 04.05., 11.05., 18.05., 25.05. (vormittags), 02.06. (Donnerstag vormittags), 08.06., 22.06., (29.06. - Ersatztermin)


Aims, contents and method of the course

In the context of the Interdisziplinären Projektpraktikums "Sustainable environmental education with (school) bees", students are given the opportunity to apply and deepen their already acquired Biology Education knowledge in concrete teaching situations in the subject area of environmental education/education for sustainable development (ESD)". They gain insights into the great potentials of working with bees in ESD.

You will learn:
- the "superorganism" honey bee as well as wild bees, which important role they play for us and our environment (e.g. biodiversity conservation, crops) as well as their current global endangered status
- how you can use bees in the thematic field of environmental education/BNE within the school curriculum of secondary school level 1 in a learning goal-oriented way
- how natural beekeeping works
- how to establish bee colonies at your future school, how to found and lead a bee club or project workshop, and how to be active in bee conservation.

The course is divided into different theory and practical parts:
1. interactive lectures on the biology of honey bees and wild bees
2. insights into bee threats and bee protection
3. insights into beekeeping theory and practice
4. insights into keeping bees at school and school apiculture
5. insights into the potentials of a didactic implementation of the topic "bee" at school, embedded in the thematic field of environmental education/BNE (17 Sustainable Development Goals)
6. independent planning and implementation of teaching modules with school classes on the Bee.Ed bee site (incl. criterion-guided peer and lecturer feedback)
7. practical work at the Bee.Ed research and teaching bee site of the AECC Biology (beekeeping, bee garden)
8. talks and discussions with experts from school, research and/or beekeeping practice

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Assessment and permitted materials

The following "Teilleistungen" (partial credits) must be completed and will be weighted as follows:
* Interactive lecture on a selected topic in bee biology (20%)
* Completion of self-study units on bee biology and beekeeping theory and practice (with quiz) (10%)
* Conducting teaching modules at three school classes on the Bee.Ed bee site, 1x teaching shadowing with criterion-guided peer feedback (20%)
*Active participation in practical work at the Bee.Ed bee site (beekeeping activities, bee garden) (10%)
* Portfolio (40%)

All partial credits must be completed positively.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The number of 2 absences must not be exceeded.
All partial credits must be completed positively.

Examination topics

All content covered in the course, as well as presentation and reflection on own teaching and learning progress.

Reading list

Will be announced in class and in Moodle.

Association in the course directory

UF BU 09

Last modified: Th 03.03.2022 13:49