Biology didactics generally deals with learning and teaching of biological topics. For this reason, the Didactics of Biology at the Technische Universität Dortmund teaches students on one hand school-relevant biological skills, with a focus on plants, animals and humans. On the other hand, the students are professionalized for teaching biological contents to pupils.
Biology didactics has a diverse stock of biological teaching media, e.g. animal and plant models or microscopes, which are used in the various courses. In internships, students learn how to use them independently and reflect on possible applications in school. Seminars in the university's open-air research area and biological excursions build a bridge between theory and practice.
Most of the courses are aimed at students of the subject "Sachunterricht". Here, tandem courses with teachers from other subjects also show interdisciplinary perspectives.