Teaching

I am prepared to teach basic courses such as “Introduction to Education Research” or “Sociology of Education” as well as basic and advanced courses on social stratification and inequality, parenting and the family, childhood studies, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. My expertise also includes teaching specialized courses such as Bourdieusian theory of society and the reproduction of inequality. With regard to teaching methods, my teaching emphasizes the use of different media and learning approaches such as simulation games and role play to help students transfer scientific and scholarly ideas to policy issues or use their newly gained knowledge to reflect on how to solve current problems in society. In addition to traditional reading assignments and student presentations I have moved towards empowering students to build their own educational content in my classes, either by producing digital content such as podcasts, sharing knowledge on web platforms or by working with pen and paper. By this I aim to facilitate more peer-driven learning, thus encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning.

Seminars on sociology of education and childhood

Lecture series on education across the life course: two sessions on childhood research held at Goethe University Frankfurt in the spring of 2017.

Social class-sensitive education in kindergarten, school, and university contexts. Seminar held in the fall semester 2016/2017 at Goethe University.

Introduction to theories and methods in childhood research. Seminar held in the spring semester 2013 at Goethe University.

 

 

Seminars on research methodology

Advanced course on qualitative social research using QDA-software, fall semesters 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, Justus Liebig University Gießen.

The role of education research in public discourse. An introduction to qualitative discourse research, held together with Markus Riefling in the spring of 2013, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.