Nachhaltig handeln – MINT4all
Duration: 10/22 – 09/25
Aims and background:
The project pursues the goal of developing the competencies described in the Orientation Framework for Global Development in an interdisciplinary manner. Real-world societal problems are so complex that an additive and subject-specific approach can only open up the problem to a limited extent for learners, and networking can only take place with difficulty. This project will develop solutions for the strongest possible integration of subject perspectives without abandoning the organizational framework of a subject-separated STEM program, which is often difficult for schools to change. It will be investigated which effect a subject-integrating teaching approach shows in comparison to conventional subject-separated teaching with regard to subject-related and cross-subject knowledge and competence development, to what extent the developed learning environment is suitable from the teachers' point of view to be used in regular teaching, and which types of obstacles can be reconstructed.
In order to answer the posed questions or to test the hypotheses, a pre-post intervention study will be conducted for which both - a cross-curricular and a subject-separated learning environment - will be designed.
Established scales will be merged and adapted to answer the question about the effect of both learning environments with regard to subject-related and cross-curricular knowledge and skill development. In addition, the degree of interconnectedness of knowledge will be reconstructed with the help of concept maps. Furthermore, the teachers' perspective will be assessed by standardized short questionnaires after each lesson. Afterwards, the perspective of the participating teachers will be evaluated by guided interviews at different points in time.