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490050 PS Lifeworlds (2021W)

Inclusive Citizenship Education in the school context

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 49 - Lehrer*innenbildung
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. 22 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 15, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 23.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 15, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 30.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 15, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 07.12. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 15, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 18.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Seminarraum 15, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01


Aims, contents and method of the course

What is citizenship? Why does citizenship matter in teaching and education?
Citizenship Education is a cross-curricular subject that is concerned with topics and didactical principles that are relevant to all disciplines. These include diversity, heterogeneity, inclusion and exclusion dynamics.
The course will focus on how to address controversial topics and citizenship-related issues that concern students and society more broadly.
Besides the theoretical input given in the first lessons, the seminar will reflect on teachers’ roles, methods, and teaching approaches. It will present project-based learning, the use of short films and focusing on real-life issues when teaching.
Students are expected to become familiar with the principles and core ideas of Citizenship Education and its didactics.
They are furthermore expected to develop/strengthen teaching abilities, including:
• Communication skills: ability to convey evidence-based ideas in discussions, capacity to convey one’s point of view in a discussion, adapt the most appropriate communication means for a given context.
• Methodological skills: providing multiple perspectives and reflecting a plurality of interests in teaching; how to use (short) films as pedagogical tools.
This course is designed on active education and student-centred methodologies. Therefore, students’ active participation is required.
The course will involve activities around (short) films, communication exercises, presentations, group discussions and work.

N.B. More information about the online/face-to-face format will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student is expected to contribute to classroom discussions and activities, to give a group presentation about a lesson plan and to write a paper as part of the final grade. The topic will be elective amongst a suggested list.
Active participation and presence (2 absences allowed). This means that:
- Students can be absent for one lesson (3hrs)
- Students can be absent twice for 1hr30min (which will equal to 3hrs)

The final grade is based on three components: active participation (30%), a presentation about a lesson plan (30%) and a paper (40%).
To pass the course, a positive grade in each component is required.
A tool for plagiarism check might be used to assess the paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar will be taught in English, therefore a minimum level of B2 is required. If you are unsure about the language requirements, feel free to write an e-mail.
The full list of readings will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Examination topics

The topic of the presentation and the paper will be elective from those studied during the course.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 27.09.2021 16:49