As the science of subject-specific teaching and learning, subject-specific didactics focuses on learning locations inside and outside school. The establishment and development of subject-specific didactics as independent academic disciplines is therefore a key prerequisite for good teacher training and effective teaching.
swissuniversities works with the EDK to establish subject-specific didactics at universities of teacher education and other teacher training institutions.
As part of these activities, swissuniversities promotes dialogue between the higher education institutions in question and in particular coordinates a programme that helps them to develop academic skills in subject-specific didactics. The programme also enables the further planning and development of the master’s degrees in subject-specific didactics, which are offered by cross-higher-education-institution networks. An additional programme provides the framework for the establishment of cooperation-based PhD programmes in the field of subject-specific didactics.