Amount of work:
|Credit points||Frequency||Duration||Amount of work||Language of instruction|
|3 CP||1-4. Semester every year||8 days||90 h work load||English|
|Study Credits||Contact time||Self study||Credits points|
- Synchronous conferences
- Reflection and evaluation
|Work placement reports|
|Total||65.5 h||24.5 h||3 CP|
- Work placements are used to gain knowledge by experiencing and reflecting on different areas of the work.
- Each work placement is linked to a subject module. Priorities among the different module themes and content will be determined by the students themselves.
- Firstly, work placements are based around general key issues which were defined for all modules (see point 3, Learning objectives); on the other hand, the work placements are oriented towards specific key issues in each specific module. They are developed by the trainees before the start of the work placement and are discussed in the work placement report.
- The general and module-specific key questions are a benchmark of the work placement reports. The reports include a comparison of experience gained across different work placements if several have been completed.
- get to know typical characteristics and features of the respective organisation, in particular with regard to management
- establish references to personal experience if necessary
- make differentiated and plausibly justified assessments
- draw and substantiate conclusions for their own professional actions
The students should
- determine and organise the orientation of work placement content;
- develop module-specific key questions which are oriented towards the work placement
- make different areas of management the subject of experience and reflection
- prepare a work placement report which is oriented towards general and module-specific key questions, and discuss these
- Make a comparative analysis of the experiences from the two work placements.
Usually two one-week work placements (each 5 days of 8 hours) within the context of the studies are completed outside of class time, namely
- in commerce (companies, including educational publishers) and/or
- in the field of education (particularly ministries, school supervision bodies, universities, state institutes, schools)
The work placement, in the context of a study module, must be coordinated time-wise in such a way that the work placement report is due before the final study module examination.
- The work placement report is evaluated as “passed” or “failed”.
- The report should be no more than 10 – 15 pages.
Prerequisite for the awarding of credit points
- The credit points are awarded if the work placement report is evaluated as “passed”.
Importance of the individual grades in the overall grade
- For the calculation of the overall grade, the relevant module grades and the grade for the Master’s thesis are weighted with the associated credit points.
See relevant study module.
Responsibility for content management is taken on by the lecturer/s of the respective study module. An online seminar for students intending to complete a work placement is held before the start of the study module. During the online seminar the points of learning and qualification objectives are dealt with, and module-specific key issues of the practical course are discussed.
Work placements can be announced by the coordination office of the study course. Organisational support is provided through the coordination office.