|Master of Education|
Standard Period of Study
The Master of Education programme for teacher training in Geography in higher secondary schools (Gymnasien/Oberschulen or Sekundarstufe I and II) builds upon the Bachelor for teacher training in Geography. Within the Master of Education programme specialist training in Geography is continued and teaching methodology is developed by becoming accustomed with and reflecting upon teaching practices (particularly in the second/practical semester). Furthermore, cooperation with the subjects Political Science and History through the Centre for Didactic Education in Social Sciences (ZeDiS) makes interdisciplinary training possible to meet the requirements of modern school education. A particular training focus lies upon the concept of learning through research and discovery (Bremer Stadtforscher). The empirical analysis of the issues surrounding didactical methods in the field of Geography under consideration of school praxis are an integral part of the Master of Education programme in Geography.
In general, Geography can be divided into two disciplines: Physical and Human Geography. Research in Physical Geography focuses on a qualitative and quantitative analysis of system complexes in the geosphere by employing scientific methods through empirical field work and analytical methodology. Human Geography analyses people in their sociocultural environments, as well as related socioeconomic structures, with concepts and methodology from social sciences. Examples for existing geographical research bodies at the University of Bremen are studies on landscape ecology, global climate research and urban development.