Competence-Oriented Teaching: Combining Theory and Practice in a Future-Oriented Teacher Education

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Linking theory and practice in university teacher education is a necessary condition for the development of didactic competence. With this in mind, we developed a seminar to promote competence-oriented teaching through a continuous exchange of practical expertise with current teachers. As a result, all of the participants (students and teachers) should acquire greater pedagogical knowledge as a central element of their teaching expertise. In order to examine the impact of the seminar, we measured the development of the competence-oriented didactic knowledge of 57 participating students and 6 accompanying teachers. To do so, we used a pre–post design with different control groups. The results show a significant increase in didactic knowledge. But they also show that diagnostic competences need significant further development. Hence, in the future, the seminar will be supplemented by video-based learning elements, which in particular address the difficulty of teaching competences in classrooms with a wide variety of pupils.
Translated title of the contributionKompetenzorientierte Lehre: Verbindung von Theorie und Praxis in einer zukunftsorientierten Lehrkräfteausbildung
Original languageEnglish
JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 11.2019

    Research areas

  • Educational science - Theory and practice, Teacher education, competency-based learning, Video-based learning, School–University partnerships