Forschung
Division for school pedagogy with the focus on teaching and learning research

Division for school pedagogy with the focus on teaching and learning research

OUR RESEARCH

The main areas of research in the field of school pedagogy with the focus on teaching and learning research are (1) research on professionalization and teacher research and (2) teaching and learning research.

(1) In the field of research on professionalization and teacher research, we are interested in the competencies of student teachers and the learning opportunities offered to them in the course of their studies. We also deal with questions of teacher health and health education.

Particular focus is placed on the school internships integrated into the study programme. We examine, for example, the structural and organisational learning environment in the context of the internships or the learning support provided by the teachers acting as mentors and analyse how students' competences develop in relation to the learning environment and learning support. In the analysis of classroom reflection and perception, new techniques of classroom videography, especially mobile eye tracking, are used.

The reform towards an inclusive school poses great challenges for (prospective) teachers at different levels. In this context, we explore what internal and external resources are available to teachers in coping with these challenges.

(2) In the field of teaching and learning research, we focus on the conditions of teaching and learning at school. Of particular importance, here is how characteristics of heterogeneity influence the learning outcomes of students. The focus is on the conditional factors of socio-cultural background and special educational needs. With regard to the multidimensional goals of teaching, we are interested in the effects on both cognitive and non-cognitive learning outcomes.

In the empirical treatment of the various interests and research questions, we work within the framework of (quasi-) experimental designs or secondary data analyses (e.g. from international large-scale assessment such as PISA) with different, primarily standardised survey and evaluation methods.

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