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Prof. Dr. Rico Behrens

is the holder of the Chair of Political Education.



April 2019

Holder of the Chair of Political Education


Temporary Chair of Political Science III - Political Education at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt


Head of project: “Starke Lehrer - Starke Schüler” (Strong teachers - strong pupils). Pilot project for the promotion of educational concepts when dealing with antidemocratic beliefs at vocational schools carried out at the Technische Universität Dresden  


Doctoral degree obtained at the Phillipps-Universität Marburg

Dissertation titled: “Solange die sich anständig benehmen. Subjektive Theorien und Handlungsstrategien sächsischer Politiklehrerinnen und -lehrer zum Phänomen rechtsextremer Jugendkultur

Study program for working professionals at the Institute Advanced Studies at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in the field of Supervision and Advice  
Employee at the Professorship of Teaching Methodology of Political Education/Social Studies at the Technische Universität Dresden

Teaching degree program at the Technische Universität Dresden: First State Examination for the teaching degree in the subjects social studies and history.

Advisory activities and scientific board activity

  • Member of the section “Political science and political education” within the German Political Science Association (DVPW)
  • Advisory and expert activity, e.g. for the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (BPB)
  • Junior spokesperson for the German Society for Civic Education Didactics and Civic Youth Adult Education (GPJE), 2010-2012

Educational practice

I was able to gather educational experience in different contexts, among them for example:

  • In a school setting as a teacher at the Neue Produktionsschule Moritzburg/Sachsen, where I taught adolescents and young adults in the subjects of history and social sciences.
  • In an extracurricular environment, when I worked as a voluntary workshop trainer for young adults in the association JFC Deutschland. 
  • Within the area of university teaching methodology, e.g. as co-head for a university teaching methodology project on research-based learning which was carried out together with employees and students of the Institute of Political Science at TU Dresden, the University of Leipzig and the TU Chemnitz. 
  • In the area of adult education by implementing different workshops with multipliers in the area of extracurricular political education on a national and international level 


Please click here for a current overview of publications by Prof. Dr. Rico Behrens. 


Name: Prof. Dr. Rico Behrens
Anschrift: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Universitätsallee 1
85072 Eichstätt
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Raum: 111
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