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Information for Schools Abroad

Welcome to the Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Teacher Training Center) of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany.

We are very grateful for your interest and readiness to engage in the training of our student teachers by offering them internships at your school.

You are enabling them to gain valuable practical experiences as well as granting them an insight into a foreign school system. They can thereby gain a level of international perspective and can further develop their intercultural competences to successfully meet the challenges of a diverse and multicultural classroom back home.

In return, you can benefit from our trainees who have been thoroughly prepared for their subject-related internship (a module called PraxisLab or SPS II) in terms of technical, didactic and pedagogical knowledge.

They are highly motivated to pursue and test modern methodological and didactic approaches. They can thus share new ideas with your own teachers and students.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen What are the students' prerequisites?What are the students' prerequisites?

    The interns study to become teachers of upper secondary level teaching (equivalent to grammar schools) with students ranging from 10-18 years of age. The interns study two subjects (with both a technical and didactic component) and school pedagogics. The standard period of studies is 9 semesters.

    They have already completed the first half of their studies (equivalent to a B.A.-Level), including a first practical placement when entering their didactic internships.

    The students who enroll for PraxisLab/SPS II have been thoroughly prepared for their internships through a whole-semester preparatory course.

Internship standards

The dictactic internship is currently undertaken in only one subject.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen PraxisLab internship standardsPraxisLab internship standards

    • at least an 8 week full-time school internship (a minimum 25 hours per week),
    • as documentary proof a portfolio has to be created by the intern,
    • as many class hours as possible (both sitting in on lessons and supervised teaching), sitting in on lessons in their other subject, if possible, too,
    • participation in all fields of school life if their attendance is in compliance with school regulations, e.g. conferences, excursions, field trips, parents' evenings, extra-curricular activities etc.,
    • at least one lesson has to be documented by the students in their internship portfolio,
    • the students are to do further exploratory and reflective tasks, assigned by their lecturers.
  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen SPS II internship standardsSPS II internship standards

    • at least 50 hours of attendance at school
    • as documentary proof a portfolio has to be created by the intern,
    • numerous class hours (both sitting in on lessons and supervised teaching) in accordance with school capacities
    • participation in other fields of school life, e.g. school conferences,  pedagogical training, etc.
    • at least one lesson has to be documented by the students in their internship portfolio,
    • the students are to do further exploratory and reflective tasks, assigned by their lecturers.

 Prerequisites for Schools Abroad

A first contact partner at your school to take on various communication tasks will be essential in order to ensure a successful course of internship.

We kindly ask this contact partner to give feedback on possible problems, such as absence, illness, organizational difficulties, etc.

We would also like to ask him/her to give feedback on the performance of the intern. A final reflection on the internship as a whole together with the intern would be most desirable, too.

Apart from giving initial support for integration into the running of the school, interns will need to be placed with prospective mentors of the respective subjects. They would need to be willing to give some time to reflect on lessons, and to give advice on lesson plans and running classes.

We would like to thank you very much for your interest and we look forward to a successful collaboration together!

Contact

Laura Hartmann
Internationalization in teacher training
Zentrum für Lehrerbildung
E-Mail:
Tel.:  +49-(0)6421-28-26649

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