Universität Wien

490105 PS School Worlds (2023S)

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. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2, Lacknergasse 89
Thursday 30.03. 12:30 - 17:30 Seminarraum 2, Lacknergasse 89
Thursday 27.04. 12:30 - 17:30 Seminarraum 2, Lacknergasse 89
Thursday 11.05. 12:30 - 17:30 Seminarraum 2, Lacknergasse 89
Thursday 01.06. 12:30 - 17:30 Seminarraum 2, Lacknergasse 89
Thursday 15.06. 12:30 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2, Lacknergasse 89


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students are introduced to the basic ways of thinking in School Effectiveness and Improvement Research (SEIR) and gain insights into its scientific working methods. They also deepen practically relevant discourses and get to know instruments with which they can improve their teaching competence and contribute to the effectiveness of schools.

current international research findings on school effectiveness and school improvement, effective in-service training and effective teaching
Various models and instruments of school quality development at the macro, meso and micro levels in Austria (international studies, iKM Plus, QMS, quality framework for schools, school development counselling, models of teaching quality, etc.).
Evidence-based approaches and research engagement
Internationally successful school improvement initiatives, school turn-around, quality development in schools with large proportions of disadvanteged students, equality of opportunities, character education and social-emotional learning
Models of personal development for (prospective) teachers
effective teaching in times of distance teaching and online classrooms

In the course, the question will be asked on which levels and by which ways the development of quality in schools can be facilitated and in which ways teachers can contribute to a conscious and systematic development of individual schools.

Lecture, discussion, reading, group work, students' presentations, Proseminar paper

Assessment and permitted materials

Quantity and quality of students' contributions in the sessions
Proseminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance and quantity and quality of the students' contributions in the sessions (25%).
Presentation (25%)
Proseminar paper (10-12 pages) (50%)

Positive proseminar paper is a prerequisite for a positive assessment of the course.

Examination topics

Ongoing evaluation

Reading list

BMBWF: Der Qualitätsrahmen für Schulen. Wien 2021. Online unter: https://www.qms.at/images/Qualitaetsrahmen_fuer_Schulen.pdf
Creemers, Bert P.M./ Kyriakides, Leonidas: Improving quality in education: Dynamic approaches to school improvement. London, UK: Routledge 2012.
Hattie, John: Lernen sichtbar machen für Lehrpersonen. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider-Verl. Hohengehren 2014.
McAleavy, Tony/ Elwick, Alex: School improvement in London: a global perspective. Education Development Trust. Reading UK 2016. Online: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED565743.pdf
Rolff, Hans-Günter (Hg): Handbuch Unterrichtsentwicklung. Beltz: Weinheim und Basel 2015.
Steffens, Ulrich/ Bargel, Tino (Hg.): Schulqualität – Bilanz und Perspektiven. Grundlagen der Qualität von Schule 1. Münster/New York: Waxmann 2016.

Association in the course directory

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