Beyond Fragmentation: Didactics, Learning and Teaching in Europe

All European countries have different ways to teach learning and to learn teaching. In most European countries - except for the English-speaking countries - didactics is a university discipline. Though there are national and local differences in the practice of learning and teaching, this book negotiates through the disparities, finding common ground and creating new angles. In trying to move towards a more widely-shared approach to didactics in Europe, different European traditions are explored from the bottom up, by taking a closer look at various teacher education models and their empirical bases. The book analyzes whether there is an examplary shift from teaching to learning, and from research on teaching to research on learning. The importance attributed to subject matter didactics and lesson planning in teacher education - as well as the impact of information and communication technology on didactic design - are also discussed.