Among the challenges that language teacher education faces is the question of how to create meaningful opportunities to showcase how the theoretical and empirical knowledge generated through research can be made useful for the language classroom. The Project “Language Learning Materials for a Sustainable Future: The ELE Teaching-Learning-Lab” aims to bridgethis so-called theory-practice gap through the Teaching-Learning-Lab (Lehr-Lern-Labor, Rehfeldt et al., 2018; Klempin, 2019), by providing B.Ed. students with the opportunity to develop language learning materials and use them with language learners within the scope of a theory-guided practical seminar. The theoretical focus of the LLL-Seminar lies in task-based learning and communicative competences, whereas the thematic focus is Education for Sustainable Development, which offers a wide range of topics to explore with learners and lends to innovative and creative teaching scenarios. Through the integration of ESD in the LLL-Seminar format, the Project will contribute to fostering teacher candidates’ competences in materials development, reflection, and classroom interaction in novel ways.
- Prof. Dr. Britta Freitag-Hild, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Didaktik des Englischen
- Ceren Kocaman, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Didaktik des Englischen