Research on professions
This area of research looks into the importance of the professional competence of teachers on the quality of history and citizenship education lessons, for progress in learning and the personal development of students. More over, aside from the existing methods available to teachers, the structural contingencies of the teaching profession and schooling institution will be focussed upon. At the fore is the generation and extension of knowledge that aids the training and further education of teachers.
Belief of Teachers about Citizenship Education – BKS
Based on previous findings on the understanding of Citizenship Education and relevant didactic principles by teachers, the Center for Citizenship and History Education will produce six teaching units for Swiss lower secondary schools. These units, which will cover a broad field of topics, will be made accessible to teachers on the website politischebildung.ch. According to their conception of Citizenship Education and relevant didactic principles, teachers can choose suitable units for their own lessons, as well as broaden their understanding of the subject by dwelling on material with previously unknown content and didactic principles.
project leader: Béatrice Zigler
project collaborator: Patrik Zamora
further information (project database FHNW; in German)