Comparing Teaching at Primary vs. Secondary Level

Course content

Those of you who are teaching  EFL to adults know that some methods and games developed for primary FL are greatly appreciated by the adults who do not consider that too childish or un-cognitive.  Teenagers who play digital strategy games know that often, their younger brothers (and sometimes sisters) stare at the monitor with a fascinated gaze. Where are true differences in teaching and learning when teenagers and children are compared? Are there strict separations in EFL didactics for different age groups? If not any longer – why not? Jerome Bruner stated that anything can be taught to anyone if it is done in an appropriate way. What is a child-oriented approach, what is a good  approach for the teenage brain? The term paper can be a review of some background literature from psychology or EFL pedagogy, or more practically oriented. Literature: a bibliography will be made available.

Course information

Code 4412519
Degree programme Teacher Training Course: Haupt- und Realschulen
Lecturer(s) and contact person Prof. Dr. Angelika Kubanek
Type of course Seminar
Semester Winter semester
Language of instruction English
Level of study Master
ECTS credits Please contact the lecturer