NwT events

You are studying NwT, that is science and technology for a teaching profession? Then you can find information about our courses in this area here. We will show you how digital elements find their way into your (future) teaching, how to use them and what you can show with them.

These courses are explicitly only offered for teacher training in science and technology.

Further information is also available from the Center for Teacher Education (ZLB) and the Institute for Vocational Education and General Pedagogy.

Contact person at the ZML
Daniel Weichsel
Phone: +49 721 608-48207
E-mail: daniel weichsel∂kit edu

Andreas Sexauer
Phone: +49 721 608-48215
e-mail: andreas sexauer∂kit edu

Didactics of Science and Technology

Prof. Dr. Gerd Gidion; Stefan Burgemeister

The course addresses - on the basis of the reception of a selected spectrum of specialized literature - essential aspects of the didactics for a general (NW)technology education. Topics considered from a scientific perspective will be linked to various examples of application. Principle goals of the subject area in the school setting are addressed as well as the determination and consideration of learning objectives of individual instructional topics and instructional situations. The technology-related content is chosen with regard to its relevance to schools and its immediate usability in the subject didactics seminar.

Design of teaching and learning processes in science and technology classes

Prof. Dr. Gerd Gidion; Dipl.-Biol., M. Eng., M.A. Daniel Weichsel

In this blended learning seminar, the participants learn to design teaching units for the subject 'science and technology' on the basis of the subject-specific educational standards and technology didactic principles. The focus here is on the project method: students deal with the basics of project management, working with groups of students and the assessment of project-type work, and discuss associated challenges. During the semester, students develop their own teaching units.

Measuring, controlling, regulating with the microcontroller

Prof. Dr. Gerd Gidion; Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Sexauer

The participants learn how to practically implement basic control tasks with a microcontroller. This will give them an introduction to digital electronics. The basics of electronic circuits and components are deepened and the programming of the microcontroller is learned. At the same time, this course serves to give students a methodical insight into the design of blended learning events and project-oriented teaching.

Media Competence in the Teaching Profession - Digital Tools in Science and Technology Teaching

Prof. Dr. Gerd Gidion; Dipl.-Biol. M.Eng. M.A. Daniel Weichsel, M.A. Alexander Hock

In this course the participants develop an understanding of media competence and media didactics, they get to know different scenarios of use (stand-alone media product vs. educational service) and are encouraged to critically coordinate the use of media with the teaching objective. In a project team, students can then apply this knowledge in the production of their own learning medium (explainer video, H5P element, VR course). Since the seminar follows a constructionist approach (Seymour Papert), the programs used are all free of charge (in the case of VR and browser-based software, possibly "only" in a slimmed-down basic version). Self-hosted open source solutions are presented for the use of the products in class. Thus, the acquired knowledge can also be further developed and used outside the seminar.