Ffunt@OWL – Concept of a Certificate Course for Out-of-field Teachers in Mathematics

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Ffunt@OWL – Concept of a Certificate Course for Out-of-field Teachers in Mathematics

The German school system has a shortage of maths teachers in all of its school types. It is for this reason that teaching across specialisations is common practice in Germany even for secondary schools. Several district governments of North Rhine-Westphalia offer certificate courses for up-skilling teachers in teaching mathematics. 
The DZLM at the university of Paderborn cooperates with the district government of Detmold to develop and implement such a certificate course. The first common certificate course begins in school year 2014/2015. Twenty teachers of different secondary school types participate in this course which is held at the university of Paderborn every Wednesday. Its focus is on training in content and pedagogical knowledge in combination with reflection of classroom situations to change the view on teaching mathematics. The participants have to keep a portfolio containing reflection about several teaching situations and other work for preparation and follow-up processing of specific maths lessons. To measure the impact of this course, the DZLM is planning to collect data about the beliefs of the participants.

 



Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective Symposium, (Porto)
Portugal

out-of-field teaching, fachfremd, Fortbildung
30.08.2014