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Werte und Normen im Masterstudiengang Lehramt an Gymnasien

Values and Norms as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools

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Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Unrestricted admission

Short Description

The subject  Values and Norms is offered as one of two subjects within the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

The subject Values and Norms is a secular alternative to denominational religious studies in Lower Saxony that students take as a combination of three related disciplines: at the Bachelor’s stage, emphasis is placed on Study of Religion; at the Master’s stage, students focus on Philosophy, in addition to compulsory elective courses from the field of Sociology. The interdisciplinary degree programme seeks to enable students to put individual orientations into social, religious/ideological and idea-historical contexts in the classroom, and to analyse these orientations critically.

Following on from the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme, students on the Master’s Teacher Training Course continue studying the two subjects taken at the Bachelor’s stage. As such, students can take Values and Norms as their first or second subject. Students may also select Values and Norms as an additional subject within a supplementary programme leading to a certificate. The aim of the degree programme is for students to learn how subject-specific content can be taught in a neutral, up-to-date, vivid and interesting manner in Values and Norms lessons. As such, the degree programme contains elements of subject discipline, teaching methodology and education science. Students must also complete practical training.

Further information on the website of the programme Values and Norms

Areas of Focus

  • Practical philosophy: ethics as well as political, social and legal philosophy
  • Study of Religion
  • Sociology and education science
  • Teaching methodology and professional practice
  • Theoretical philosophy: logic, epistemology and the philosophy of science
Course Content

Taken as their first subject, students gain an overview of theoretical and practical philosophy, as well as completing supervised practical training and a reading course in classic philosophical texts. As a second subject, students additionally gain an introduction to foundations of practical philosophy, and take two Study of Religion seminars and a compulsory elective area from the field of sociology. Students also complete practical training at a school, accompanying the seminar. The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis.

Values and Norms as first subject:

Semester1234
Pflichtmodule
Übersichtsmodul zur Theoretischen Philosophie und Praktischen Philosophie (8 LP)Klassische Texte der Philosophie (5 LP)Fachpraktikum 5 Wochen + begleitendes Seminar (7 LP)Masterarbeit + Masterkolloquium (25 LP)
Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Bildungssysteme und Sozialisationsprozesse
    oder
  • Weltgesellschaft und Kulturvergleich (10 LP)

 

 

 

Values and Norms as second subject:

Semester1234
Pflichtmodule
  • Grundlagen der Praktischen Philosophie (10 LP)
  • Religionswissenschaft (10 LP)
  • Übersichtsmodul zur Theoretischen Philosophie und Praktischen Philosophie (8 LP)
  • Fachpraktikum 5 Wochen + begleitendes Seminar (7 LP)
Wahlpflichtmodule
  • Bildungssysteme und Sozialisationsprozesse
    oder
  • Weltgesellschaft und Kulturvergleich (10 LP)
Recommended Abilities
  • An interest in the subject and teaching methodology
  • Ability to engage with people, strong social skills
  • Mental stability and self-control
Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree programme (Master in Education) mainly qualifies graduates to take on a teaching post at a grammar school (lower and upper secondary level) and is the requirement for entry to the preparatory phase of teacher training.

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30167 Hannover
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