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Name of the tool

Curriculum for pedagogy

Links to the keystones
skills, attitudes, awareness, knowledge

Aim of tool/ Brief overall description

    • Getting knowledge of a competence based curriculum in pedagogy 
    • Getting an overview about standards, issues and methods in developing intercultural competence in the context of a pedagogic course
    • The target group develops its intercultural competence based on experience and developed in the process.

Main methods

    • Diagnostic tools
    • Self-reflection/ biography work
    • Interview/ questionnaire
    • Interactive games
    • Learning on role models
    • School visits/ field work learning
    • Video film and video analysis
    • Integration of expert knowledge from the intercultural field
    • Cooperative learning
    • Intervision



Description of the process and the possible stepping stones
The concept is based on developing competences and on the systemic- constructivist theory. The education of the teacher trainees is based on principles like process orientation, need orientation, orientation of experience, resource orientation and own responsibility.
Contents of the education standards are not processed according to the curriculum alone. They arise from the needs of the teacher trainees and the process itself. The trainees have to learn to articulate their interests as well as their personal fields of development. Example: An entrance questionnaire performed in a personal interview makes the trainee aware of his/her competences and the fields of development necessary, to become an intercultural competent teacher. The self reflection is used during the current training.  

    Because the curriculum is related to the practice that the trainees must have the possibility to make experiences at school (in the classroom, working with parents …). Therefore  cooperation with schools and other institutions is necessary





Eva Woelki
Mira Koch
Bernd Schüssele
Rose Bauer
Irene Litterst-Lehmann



Staatliches Seminar für Didaktik und Lehrerbildung (GHS) Offenburg, Germany