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bio100 - Introduction into Didactics of Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Introduction into Didactics of Biology
Module code bio100
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Hößle, Corinna (Module responsibility)
Rathje, Wiebke (Module counselling)
Hößle, Corinna (Authorized examiners)
Rathje, Wiebke (Authorized examiners)
Kuhlemann, Bianca (Authorized examiners)
Maurer, Michaela (Authorized examiners)
Winkler, Holger (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Skills taught by this module:
The students will be introduced to the basics of didactics of biology. In the beginning the focus will lie on the standards of education and school-curriculums. Afterwards scientific methods, different methods of education, media, social forms and the culture of problem solving in biological classes will be reflected and realized by concrete examples out of everydays practice (micro-teaching). During the second half of the module the students will be able to conceive and reflect own concepts of teaching. Furthermore the possibilities of studying in out-of-school-facilities will be fathomed, excursions planned, realized and reflected.

Importance of this module during the studies:
Teaching skills for all fields of study (compulsory subject for following degrees: teaching post in primary school (Grundschule), extended elementary school (Hauptschule) and secondary school (Realschule)).
Module contents
3. semester: seminar
Introduction to curricular standards, media, methods, social forms, concepts of pupils, instruments of diagnosis, natural scientific methods, culture of exercises in biological classes. Construction of teaching that considers social matters and the environment of the pupils.

4. semester: seminar and excursions
Forms and places for teaching biology, methods and media for teaching biological contents in different spheres of activity (scientific museums, botanical and zoological gardens, regional environmental centers, the Wadden Sea national park).
Reader's advisory
Eschenhagen/Kattmann/Rodi: Fachdidaktik Biologie, Aulis, 2007.
Spörhase-Eichmann, Ruppert (Hrsg.): Biologie Didaktik. Praxishandbuch für die Sekundarstufe I und II. Cornelsen Verlag Scriptor GmbH & Co. KG., Berlin (2004).
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Papers have to be presented or handed in: one week after the end of the course
1 Presentation (50%), 1 oral exam (50%)
Course type Seminar
Workload attendance 56 h