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Institute of Educational Science

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Institute of Educational Science

The Institute of Educational Science is made up of the following departments: (1) Department of Vocational Education focused on Teaching Technology, (2) Department of Vocational, Economical and Technical Education, (3) Department of Education and (4) Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems. The institute holds responsibility for teacher education (upper secondary and vocational schools) and degrees in vocational and technical education.

 

Department of Vocational Education focused on Teaching Technology (BPT)

The Department of Vocational Education focused on Teaching Technology (BPT) offers classes for the students in Technical and Vocational Education programs and supervises students with the study goal science and technology (NwT). The research work covers a broad spectrum of activities, from teaching and learning research, competence research as well as intervention research in technical and scientific domains to virtual reality and augmented reality in Education.

Department of Vocational, Economical and Technical Education (BWT)

The Department of Vocational, Economical and Technical Education (BWT) offers classes in educational science for students enrolled in Technical and Vocational Education programs. Research covers a wide range of areas such as general teaching and learning processes, effects of classroom interventions, approaches to competence modelling, and questions of didactics of vocational education.

Department of Education

The Department of Education offers classes in educational science for all students preparing for teaching in upper secondary schools. Subject-specific courses are provided by the respective subject areas. Research in the department is aimed at exploring quality of teacher education, special challenges for future teachers, and the use of large-scale assessment results at school and classroom level.

Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems

The Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems offers classes in didactics of computer science and educational science, with particular focus on teaching and learning with digital media and AI-based systems. Research in the department targets the development of intelligent educational technologies and deals with topics such as cognitive load assessment, adaptive learning, distraction and attention control, individual differences in technology use, and education for sustainable development.

More information is available on the German website of the institute and websites of the individual departments.

German website of the Institute

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