EF Pädagogik/Psychologie (Englisch)

Are you interested in questions of human life and behaviour? Would you like to know better how people think, act and feel in certain situations? Then your questions will be answered in Pedagogy/Psychology. We shall deal with the following topics:

Basic Questions of Education
What is education? Is education necessary? Which educational aims, methods and styles exist and which effects do they have?

History and Education
Which historical perspectives are there in education?

Exemplary Questions in Education
E.g. Education and media, aggression and violence, family, gender roles, generation gap.
What influence does televison have on children? How do computer games influence youth violence? How have families changed in the last century? Which role do women/men take?

Basic Questions of Psychology
What are tasks, aims and methods in psychological research? What psychological models exist?

Which laws of social perception are there? Why do people have prejudices?

Social Psychology
Why do people want to belong to groups? Why are there outsiders? Does a group need a leader?

Learning Psychology
How is human behaviour and experience learned and changed?

Developmental Psychology
How do human beings develop? How do cognitive abilites, intelligence, language develop?

Communication and Conflicts
Why are there misunderstandings? How can we solve conflicts?

Exemplary Questions in Psychology
Why are motivation and emotions important for human behaviour? What disorders are there and what therapeutic measures can help to sustain mental health?

Another aim of this course is to gain a critical distance to personal theories through extensive research and reading in Pedagogy/Psychology.

The opportunity to participate in group discussions and to develop problem solving abilities is offered. Projects (observations, surveys, interviews) are included. A genuine interest in reading and discussing in English is an absolute must.

Anwendungen der Mathematik | Bildnerisches Gestalten | Biologie | Chemie | Geografie | Geschichte | Geschichte (Französisch) | Informatik | Musik | Pädagogik/Psychologie | Pädagogik/Psychologie (Englisch) | Philosophie | Physik | Religionslehre | Sport | Wirtschaft und Recht (Englisch/Deutsch)