Entwicklung eines strukturbildenden Lehrkonzepts im lehrerbildenden Masterstudiengang für das Fach Gesellschaftslehre als Fächerverbund aus Erdkunde, Geschichte, Politik-Wirtschaft an Gesamtschulen

Development of a teaching concept in the teacher-building master programme for the subject of social studies as a joint subject of geography, history, politics at comprehensive schools

Led by:  Prof. Dr. Christiane Meyer, Prof. Dr. Dirk Lange, Prof. Dr. Meik Zülsdorf-Kersting
Team:  Dr. Andreas Eberth, Theresa Bechtel, Friedrich Huneke
Year:  2019
Funding:  Leibniz School of Education (Studienqualitätsmittel)
Duration:  04/2019 - 03/2021


As part of this two-year project, lecturers in geography education, history education and political education work together to develop, evaluate and implement a training program at Leibniz Universität Hannover for the joint subject of social studies at comprehensive schools.

Project description

The project aims at closing a desideratum regarding the subject “Gesellschaftslehre” (social studies) in academic teacher training. At Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH), prospective secondary school teachers of geography, history and politics are trained in the respective disciplines and didactics. However, comprehensive schools also offer a secondary school education. There, instead of individual subjects, the competences of the respective disciplines are taught as part of an interdisciplinary subject called Gesellschaftslehre (GL) – the core curriculum therefore differs considerably from that of the Gymnasium. Due to the separation of subjects at universities, GL has not yet been adequately considered in academic education. Therefore, within the framework of this project a teaching concept will be developed, tested, evaluated and subsequently sustained which integrates the three disciplinary perspectives and adequately prepares prospective teachers for a possible future career at comprehensive schools already in the first phase of teacher training.