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590009 SE Current debates in education (2023W)

PhD Seminar in STEM Learning and Education

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, English



The seminar takes place at the Besprechungsraum Nr. 211, AECC Biology, Porzellangasse 4/2/2, 1090 Wien
Time: Thursday 2 - 5 pm

12.10.2023 (Introduction)
19.10. 2023 (with Univ.-Prof. Judy Lederman)
23.11.2023 (with Univ.-Prof. Gregor Torkar)
14.12.2023 (with Theresa Krause-Wichmann and Univ.-Prof. Dawn Sanders)
11.01.2024 (with Dr. Alex Bergmann-Gehring, Univ.-Prof. Alexander Büssing)
18. 01.2024 (with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bill Boone) !! Attention: The seminar will take place at the Didaktische Werkstatt AECC Biology UZA II Rotunde, Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, 1090 Vienna, Stair H, Room 2H 102C !!


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar offers students working on their PhD thesis the opportunity to present and discuss their projects related to the field of STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engeneerig, Mathematics), Household Economics and Nutrition, as well as Geography. It is also open for those who work on inter- and transdisciplinary research questions related to these subjects, for example: language-sensitive teaching in science education, Climate Change Education, Health Education etc. Topics may also include: Communication (e.g. Knowledge Transfer/Third Mission, Citizen Science) and Informal Learning (e. g. Teaching and Learning in Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Museums, National Parks, Science Centers) etc.

The goal is to jointly conceptually and methodologically analyze ongoing studies (from the proposal phase to the analysis and writing of manuscripts) or give advice for planning new studies. External researchers are planned to be invited for guest lectures. Class will start on October 10th 2023.

Aim of this seminar is to present and discuss ongoing Ph.D. theses. Methodological inputs, group discussions of actual publications and seminars of invited speakers will support the development of research questions, research designs and data analysis of the theses. Other important aims include facilitating the networking between young researchers and fostering interdisciplinary approaches.

Please feel free to contact Prof. Möller if you have any further questions regarding attendance or the suitability of your topic for our seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment: Presence is obligatory; oral presentation, contribution to discussions.
Oral contributions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria: Grading will be based on presentation (80%) and contributions to discussions (20%).

Further Information:
Teaching Manual University of Vienna

Homepage Doctoral School
Work in Progress

Examination topics

* Presentations
* Discussion
* Analysis talks

Reading list

- Lederman, N. G. (Hrsg.) (2023): Handbook of Research on Science Education. Volume III New York, NY : Routledge

- Krüger, Dirk; Parchmann, Ilka; Schecker, Horst (Hrsg.) (2018): Theorien in der naturwissenschaftsdidaktischen Forschung. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

- Krüger, Dirk; Parchmann, Ilka; Schecker, Horst (Hrsg.) (2014): Methoden in der naturwissenschaftsdidaktischen Forschung. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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