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The general aim is to create a stimulating learning environment for the students, so that as many of them as possible will be able to understand the subject content of work and labour studies and to classify it didactically at the end of the first training phase.


Conceptual foundations

Project-oriented view of the discipline
The aim of work and labour studies is an education of 'head, heart and hand' and is intended to impart basic knowledge and insights into economics, technology, household and occupation. This interdisciplinarity can be taken into account through theoretical-reflexive and practical-action learning in the project.

Competence-oriented view of the learners
This view focuses on the individual learning processes of the learners. With a competence orientation, it is no longer about the pure acquisition of knowledge alone, but about being able to process concrete, authentic requirement situations with the acquired knowledge. Individual solution strategies are not interpreted as a deficit but as a difference to one's own expectations.

Subject-oriented view of learning
Work and labour studies offers the experiential connection of acquisition and application and frees the learner from the receptive role of the listener. Good teaching of work and labour studies is characterized by active learning processes. It is based on the prior knowledge and abilities of the learning subject and changes the student-teacher relationship into a relationship of consultation and information.


At the end of their studies, graduates should have acquired basic subject-specific competencies for the relevant fields of study (economics, technology, socioecology, work science) and didactic competencies.

With the proclamation of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, it was internationally recognized that the teaching of competencies for sustainable development is a relevant educational task and a component of general education. If one looks at the contents of work and labour studies, such as ecology, economy, use of technology and consumer behavior or social division of labor, it can be seen that essential issues of sustainability are already implicitly or explicitly dealt with in work and labour studies namely in the private, professional and general social spheres

The fundamental goal is therefore the consistent orientation of the unit of work and labour studies towards education for sustainable development.

You can find the current course offer here.


In this didactics seminar, you will learn how to plan, implement and reflect on work-based learning lessons in a skills-oriented manner.

The school-based module consists of the weekly seminar and the practical phase at the school.

During the seminar (always on Thursday afternoons/evenings), the didactic basics are refreshed, expanded and placed in a practical teaching context so that you become aware of the subject of work-based learning and its basic principles through practical examples.

At the same time, you will accompany a learning group in the subject of work-based learning at a school and also take on teaching responsibilities in order to apply the knowledge you have learned in a classroom context, taking into account the didactic and methodological principles of the subject.

The timing of these lessons depends on the respective learning group and unfortunately cannot be communicated in advance.

You will receive all important module information as well as the allocation to the internship schools in advance during the preparatory seminar. The dates of these kick-off events can be found below.



In order to attend the seminar, the internship semester must be completed in full. This also implies the complete collective certificate.


Study and examination performance:

Module 6 is deemed to have been passed if you have regularly and actively participated in the seminar events and lessons, have carried out at least two teaching experiments according to subject-specific didactic and methodological principles, including a reflective discussion, and have submitted a written, academic assignment that addresses the required content.


Registration takes place in advance (previous semesters) via HisPos. All important information can be found on the website of the Department of Practical School Studies.


If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Rink.