Educational science has expanded extraordinarily in recent decades. An overview of subject areas and findings is therefore particularly necessary for the beginning of studies and before examinations. In 12 chapters this proven textbook imparts current basic knowledge in: Structure of educational science, directions, research methods, history of pedagogy, childhood and adolescence, socialisation, education and training, learning, didactics, education, extracurricular fields of work, current challenges. Written in easy-to-understand language, Pädagogisches Grundwissen also contains numerous graphics. Selected reading and work suggestions encourage further study.