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Pedagogic and Developmental Psychology

Module ED0302

This Module is offered by Department of Educational Sciences.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2013/4

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2014WS 2013/4

Basic Information

ED0302 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Part of the lecture is the basic content of teaching and learning in educational contexts and developmental aspects of children and adolescents. Concepts from the field of general psychology and educational psychology are set in relation to the context of school, the teaching process, and the developmental context. Models and conditions of development, the development of selected functions (intelligence, memory, knowledge, language and speech, motivation, moral thought and action, social and sexual behavior, identity and self-concept), childhood and adolescence, and facilitation of development are further topics of interest.

Learning Outcome

After participation, the student is able to understand influence factors underlying successful learning at school, to create age-appropriate learning environments, and to identify developmental characteristics of children and adolescents.


Bachelor degree

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The contents are conveyed with slides and handouts. Students are encouraged to study the relevant literature in order to develop further understandings of the contents.


The contents are conveyed with slides, handouts, journal articles and instructional videos


Relevant literature will be announced during the lecture.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The assessment will take place in form of a written examination of 60 min. By means of this examination, the students shall demonstrate that they are able to remember, understand and apply the lectures’ content without additional auxiliaries and within a limited amount of time. The examination is designed in such a way that the intended learning outcomes can be assessed adequately. To this end, students will work on single-choice questions and open questions.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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