The Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen is now offering the second doctoral course on the Anthropological Theory of Didactics with special emphasis on institutional, technological, and epistemic aspects of math and science didactics.
Developed in a mathematics education context, the theoretical notions from the ATD framework have proven to be strong tools for both analysis and design in subjects such as biology and physics, and even music. ATD is based on the fundamental constructivist premise that learners cannot passively receive knowledge that is transmitted from a teacher, but must re-construct that knowledge actively for themselves. Acknowledging that designing and understanding teaching situations in various disciplines cannot be undertaken with a one-method-fits-all approach, ATD provides the tools to tailor an analytic or design course to specific needs.
The course will centre on a three-day session in October (29th – 31st) taught by our guest lecturers M. Bosch and Y. Chevallard, together with the course organizers (M. Achiam and C. Winsløw). Before this main session (by October 15th), the participants submit a five page description of their project to be discussed at the main session. After the main session (by December 15th), participants revise and elaborate their text to a 10 page paper; individual supervision on text writing will be available from the course organisers before both submission deadlines.
The course load is 5 ECTS corresponding to about 150 work hours for the participants. The course will be evaluated based on the 10 page paper elaborated by each participant as explained above.
Course participation is free of charge and lunch is included; participants are required to arrange their own travel, lodging and remaining meals. Please go to http://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/PhD_Courses/atd2/ for further information and registration.