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We have four teachers in
Productive Learning.
Mr. Jahn is class teachers in
class nine, Mr. Hersch is class
teacher in a mixed class with
pupils of class nine and pupils
of class ten and Mr. Habryka is
class teacher in class ten.
Mr Hersch is our
Maths teacher. He
also teaches in his
class Communication
and Ethics.
He is a fantastic
teacher because he
can help us with any
questions we have.
Mr Jahn is our
English teacher.
He also teaches in
his class
Communication and
To learn English is
not so difficult
because he explains
you every task as
often as you need it.
Mr Habryka
teaches Learning
Fields. He also
teaches in his
and Ethics. He is a
good teacher
because he is
strict with us that
we do our tasks.
Mrs Ott is our German
teacher. She also teaches
in her class
Communication and
She is very nice and
friendly but unfortunately
ill since the beginning of
this school year.
Our teachers want all the
best for us that we get a
good degree.
Hufeland School is an
Integrated Secondary School
with about 300 students.
Hufeland School has one
main building and one extra
building for Productive
In our school are currently
three classes of Productive
Learning. We are 33
students. In each class are
about 10 to 12 students.
In Productive Learning
we have 7 rooms.
One room for each
class, a staff room, a
computer room and a
room for individual
learning. And we have a
small kitchen where we
can make something to
eat or a cup of tea.
In order to be accepted here, we had to apply first. Every
student has a personal talk with the teachers. The students
must write an application and a Curriculum Vitae (CV).
We all came from different schools. Most of the students
had problems in their old schools because there wasn’t
enough help, when someone needed help because the
classes were too big. Most of us had difficulties to attend
After they accepted us, there were six weeks of
“orientation phase” where we could try the method of
Productive Learning and decide to stay or to go back
to our schools.
During the “orientation phase” we did different
activities like climbing, working together or presenting
Most of the time we had fun together.
But we are all
ordinary students.
Most of the students
have normal
hobbies like playing
football, swimming
or going out with
We have three days work a
week at a Practical
Placement from Monday till
We work every day six hours
We find our practical
placements by ourselves.
The school and the boss at
the practical placement sign
our contract that we can
work there legally. We can
work in any job like car
mechanic, waitress, educator
shop assistant, carpenter ….
We have to work 6 hours a
day and have thirty minutes
break. Our teachers visit us
regularly at our Practical
Placement to help us with
our tasks. We learn to be on
time, to be more
independent and reliable.
This is important for our
professional orientation. We
have the chance to find an
apprenticeship at our
practical placement.
On Thursday and Friday we have school.
Thursdays we have 7 lessons and Fridays
we have 6 lessons.
The first lesson on Thursday is
communication group. There we talk
about our week at the Practical
Placement or daily news. We have three
lessons of Communication a week.
We have two lessons Math, German,
English and Ethics. In Ethics we talk e.g.
about immigration, love, religion and
other topics.
In Learning Fields we have a different
topic in each trimester. One must be
technical or scientific, next trimester
political or economical, and the third a
historical or cultural one.
One of the main differences
to ordinary school is the
relationship between the
students and the teachers.
They are companions,
counsellors and of course
teachers at the same time.
During the lessons we often
can decide by ourselves
what we learn and how long
we work on a topic.
The topics are all of
importance for our future.
We don’t learn what we
won’t need in our future.
And we can tell the teachers
what topics we want to learn.
Our school year is divided into
three trimesters. In each
trimester we have to make a
documentation folder about
what we have learned at our
Practical Placements.
For the documentation folder we
have about 2 months time.
We can work for this in school or
at home.
We write everything at the PC. It
is better for the design.
We get the information for the
folder from school, the Practical
Placement and the internet.
Our teachers and mentors help
us with the folder. Of course we
get more help from the teachers
in the 9th class.
Every student has to do two
individual tasks. We find the
tasks by ourselves according to
our interests. The tasks are on
topics which are of interest for
us and connected to the
Practical Placement. We
present one of the individual
tasks to our fellow students at
the end of the trimester.
The folder has e.g. a German part with a day report, week
report, description of an action.
We have to solve individual tasks which we choose ourselves.
One part is English with a day report, wordlist and a report
about our Practical Placement.
And one part is Maths where we develop a Mind-Map, solve an
individual task and a special task from our Maths-teacher
which differs every trimester.
In the 9th class we get a plan for the trimester from our
teacher. There it is written when we should do which task. In
the 10th class we make up this plan ourselves according to
our individual working habits.
learning plan
opening up the Practical
Placement for learning
Documentation about individual
German the process of learning
Content of the documentation folder
application and Curriculum Vitae
expectations on the Practical Placement
Mind Map
10 questions and answers about the Practical Placement
1 individual task
2 individual task
exploration of the Practical Placement
week report
activity list
special terms
bibliographical references
job profile
day report
description of an action
day report in English
report about the Practical Placement
English-German wordlist
Mind Map "Maths at the Practical Placement"
individual task in Maths
special task in Maths
We get no marks but points.
The maximum you can get
in one year is 90 points, for
a success you need 45 or
more. You can get the same
degrees as in other German
After each trimester we get
an educational report and a
trimester report. At the end
of the school year we get a
report and / or a school
leaving certificate as all
students in all schools.
These are the people who worked on this presentation:
Ricardo, Max, Antonia, Mr. Jahn, Reneé, Michelle and Peter.

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