Philosophy in the Master of Education course deals with fundamental questions of reality, the world, life as well as acting and knowing. The students get an overview of central terms, arguments, theories, approaches and school traditions in different specialist areas of philosophy. These include topics such as theoretical / practical philosophy, history of philosophy, logic and epistemology as well as metaphysics and philosophy of religion. Current fields of application of philosophy such as bioethics are also part of the course.
While the focus of the Bachelor’s program is on the two specialist subjects, the Master of Education’s focus is more on educational sciences and subject didactics. The students acquire knowledge of various subject didactic approaches and learn methods for the conception and implementation of philosophy lessons. Graduates are able to relate subject-philosophical thought patterns to lifeworld question horizons and thus use the reflective potential of philosophy for meaningful and value-oriented teaching.
Two subjects are studied in the teaching post for grammar schools and comprehensive schools. In addition to philosophy, the students also take a second subject and educational sciences. The practical semester is a central component of the course.
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