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Course: Children discover the world in front of the school

Testing of practical learning opportunities in schools with a focus on research-based learning

Admission requirements

STEOP, at least 100 ECTS-CP

Semester: 7

Practical pedagogical studies (PPS)


Encounters with nature


After completing this course, students are able to plan and design research-led learning opportunities and to test them in the pedagogical–practical studies. One focus is on the exemplary investigation of natural phenomena and the practice of scientific working methods and approaches to children’s exploratory learning in general studies.

  • Teaching project on research-based learning (teaching practice)
  • Planning and implementation of project lessons (practical project) on selected scientific-technical topics (teaching practice)
  • Exemplary experimental investigation of natural phenomena and practice of scientific working methods and approaches to children’s explorative–discovering learning in general studies (teaching practice)
  • Selection of suitable media, taking into account heterogeneity and individualisation (teaching practice)
  • Theory-based reflection of scientific learning programmes
  • Opportunities, limits, and necessity of science education processes in childhood
  • Opportunities and limits of science learning in childhood from a pre-disciplinary, domain-specific, and interdisciplinary perspective
  • Research-based learning as a method of science and phenomenon-oriented general studies

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