Within the framework of the courses accompanying the internship in pedagogical-psychological fields of action (PppH), the seminar on pedagogical interaction in school and lessons (PIUS), and the lecture on the introduction to inclusive education, students of the teaching profession for secondary education at the University of Potsdam are introduced to a concept of explorative learning. This concept supports the professionalization of the students in two ways.
The basic for "ProfInk2" was a pilot project that operationalized a first set of central areas of professionalization for teachers in the field of inclusive education. With reference to the Te4I model (Teacher Education for Inclusion) developed by the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education (2012), an initial instrument profile was compiled as part of the pilot project, which also forms the basis for "ProfInk2".
The expansion of the ProfInk project within the framework of ProfInk2 proceeds with the integration of another seminar, which began in the winter semester 2019/2020. This means that further factors influencing the development of pedagogical professionalism will be researched. It is expected that the expansion of the project to other teaching formats will enable valuable synergy effects for the quality of teaching in all participating formats.
Through the ongoing monitoring of competence acquisition, both sustainable competence development of students and evidence-based design of teaching will be possible in the future as well.
The procedure of ProfInk2 addresses students of the courses:
If you are taking at least one of the above courses, we will ask you for your personal perception at three points during the semester:
You will receive an email with the link to the questionnaire and your individual registration code at all three measurement dates.
If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at profinkuni-potsdamde!
The Inclusion and Organizational Development (IOE) team would like to thank all students participating in ProfInk2.
If you are interested, you can contact us to write your thesis on a topic related to ProfInk2 in our department.