Will an Online Based Development Centre Optimize Teacher Graduation in Germany
Susanne Günther, University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany ; Rudolf Kammerl, University Erlangen Nuremberg / University Passau, Germany
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In Germany, for nearly 40 years the first stage of the teacher training program has basically been offered at universities and colleges. Students' graduation for the teaching profession is a public examination conducted by the state examination authorities or boards of the "Länder". In compliance with the "Bologna-process" (i.e. new European standards for tertiary education) the structures of the teacher training programs will also be adapted to the structures of the bachelor- and master study courses. Changes in methodical implementation and content areas are required. A topical position paper of the Ministries of Education frames this process (KMK, 2004): The requirements for teachers' tertiary education are (1) teaching, (2) evaluation, (3) innovation, (4) counselling and (5) education. With regard to this position paper the German University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is designing a new tool meant to modify and optimize teacher training in German universities.
Günther, S. & Kammerl, R. (2007). Will an Online Based Development Centre Optimize Teacher Graduation in Germany. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 71-76). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).