LEVEL (Networked Development of Teacher Training) - Autonomy in Social Science Teaching
Philipp McLean (Project Leader)
Studies and First State Examination in Teaching (History, Philosophy and Ethics) for grammar
school level, Marburg. Politics and Economics studies in Frankfurt am Main. Second State
Examination and teaching activities in Frankfurt.
Since September 2015 research fellow at the Department of History Didactics in the
framework of the LEVEL project (Networked Development of Teacher Training).
“LEVEL – Networked Development of Teacher Training” is a project approved within the
framework of the Teacher Training Quality Initiative and implemented by several teacher
training institutions at Goethe University Frankfurt. In the social science-related subjects, the
goal is to network teacher training in politics, history and geography. Engaged in this process
are the Department of Human Geography, the Department of History Didactics and the
Institute of Political Science. The objective is to identify, analyse and interpret the key
characteristics of autonomy, as the main objective of social science and history education, in
the first two phases of teacher training by means of video-based classroom observation in
order to draw both content-related as well as didactical and methodological conclusions for
teaching practices. As an interdisciplinary and established educational objective, the core
topic of “Autonomy” currently being treated by the social science-related subjects should
additionally facilitate opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in the educational
sciences and other subject-specific didactics.
- McLean, Philipp: Förderung der »historischen Mündigkeit« durch ideologiekritische Überlegungen. In: Danker, Uwe (Ed.): Geschichtsunterricht - Geschichtsschulbücher - Geschichtskultur. Aktuelle geschichtsdidaktische Forschungen des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für Geschichtsdidaktik, Vol. 015. Göttingen, Niedersachsen, 2017, P. 65–83.
- Nina Kaup, Maria Theresa Meßner, Lisa-Marie Schröder, Philipp McLean, May Jehle, Christian Dorsch and Oliver Wolff: „Was wird aus der alten Schule in Hausen?“ – Ein Planspiel zur Förderung von Mündigkeit im fächerübergreifenden Unterricht. In: GW-Unterricht. (forthcoming)
Professor Tim Engartner, Professor Gerhard Henke-Bockschatz and Professor Detlef
Project team: May Jehle, Maria Theresa Meßner, Philipp McLean
Duration: July 2015 – December 2018
Funding authority: Federal Ministry of Education and Research