Universität Wien

300044 PP Interdisciplinary Project Practical for teacher candidates (bees) (2024S)

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



Jeweils Mittwoch, 13:30 - 16:30
Vorbesprechung und erste Einheit: Mi 06.03.2023, 13:30 - 16:30 Uhr im Lehr-Lern-Labor des AECC Biologie (UZA 2, Rotunde)

Inklusive eigenem Unterricht mit Schulklassen auf dem Bee.Ed Gelände an drei Vormittagen (voraussichtlich im Mai, Termine werden bei der Einführungsveranstaltung am 6. März fixiert)

1) Theorie im Lehr-Lern-Labor des AECC Biologie (UZA 2, Rotunde)
2) Unterrichtspraxis mit Schulklassen sowie Imkerpraxis/Schulgarten am Bee.Ed Gelände (UZA 2, neben Sportplatz, Stiege Y)

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Anmeldung!


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 more about:
- the fascinating biology of honey bees as well as wild bees, which important role they play for us and our environment 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 Sekundarstufe 1
- how to establish honey bee colonies ot wild bees at your future school, how to found a bee club or project workshop, and how to be active with your pupils in bee conservation
- how natural beekeeping works and how you can harvest your own honey :-)

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 teaching of selected 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

We are looking forward to your participation!

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 beekeeping theory and practice (15%)
*Active participation in practical work at the Bee.Ed bee site (beekeeping activities, bee garden) (25%)
* Planning and teaching one selected lesson module at one school class (sek 1) on the Bee.Ed bee site at the Spittelau (UZA 2), 2x teaching shadowing with criterion-guided peer feedback (30%)
* Reflection on own teaching unit through a revised lesson plan (10%)

All partial credits must be completed positively.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The number of one absence must not be exceeded.
All partial credits must be completed positively.

Examination topics

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

Reading list

For an Introduction:
Möller A., Kranz J., Pasch N. (2021): Entdecke die Biene! Münster: Natur und Tier Verlag.
Aufleger, M. & Möller, A. (2020): Faszination Honigbien(en). Die erstaunlichen Leistungen von Apis mellifera. Unterricht Biologie 44/453: 2-9.

Further Literature will be announced on March 6st in class and in Moodle.

Association in the course directory

UF BU 09

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