Semester: Sommersemester 2016

3.02.195 S Doing Research in Didactics


  • Di., 14.06.2016, 10:00 - 14:00
  • Di., 24.05.2016, 10:00 - 14:00
  • Di., 31.05.2016, 10:00 - 14:00
  • Mo., 06.06.2016, 12:30 - 14:30
  • Mo., 13.06.2016, 12:30 - 14:30
  • Mo., 20.06.2016, 12:30 - 14:30
  • Mo., 30.05.2016, 12:30 - 14:30


According to the educational standards laid down by the KMK, language teachers-in-training need to develop the ability to embed scientific research in their classroom teaching.
In practical terms this means that teachers-in-training learn how to:
a. critically evaluate studies conducted in the field;
b. test own hypotheses and answer own research questions through systematic empirical practice;
c. recognize various classroom implications of research and include them in the planning, organization and evaluation of their own
The seminar explores the mechanisms of empirical research and prepares students for conducting their own empirical investigations. The
seminar aims to develop and practice the above-mentioned skills through a mix of theoretical discussions and empirical projects.
Upon the completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• perform a critical literature review
• formulate research questions/hypotheses
• outline and discuss criteria for workable research questions and hypotheses
•discuss the advantages/disadvantages of various data elicitation, collection and analysis methods
• discuss various types of data
•discuss various ways of documenting research results
•discuss the structure of a scientific paper
•choose an appropriate methodological approach for the intents and purposes of own study
•collect and analyze data for own study
•recognize and critically discuss classroom implications of research



  • ang619 Contexts of Language Teaching and Learning


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