Further Projects in Educational Research

We collaborate widely, using both inter- and transdisciplinary approaches Internationally, our partners include Roberta Bosisio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy; Samuel Greiff, Université du Luxembourg; Leena Hanpää, Turku Institute for Child and Youth Research, Finland; Bernardo Hernandez, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain; M. Carmen Hidalgo, Universidad de Málaga, Spain; Jan Plass, New York University, USA; Gerhard Sonnert, Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics, USA. In Germany, our partners include Peter Bell, FAU; Markus Bühner, LMU München; Tobias Chilla, FAU; Olaf Köller, IPN Kiel; Johannes Hasselhorn, Musikhochschule Lübeck; Benjamin Joerissen, FAU; Andreas C. Lehmann, Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg; Detlev Leutner, Universität Duisburg-Essen; Manfred Pirner, FAU; Jörn Sparfeldt, Universität des Saarlandes.

We publish our results in national as well as in international, peer-reviewed, journals, including Intelligence, Social Science Computer Review, Metacognition and Learning, Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, Diagnostica, and others.

Many women in Germany are single parents, unemployed and without a well-founded professional qualification. How can their quality of life be improved, and at the same time, their professional integration achieved? How can they get involved in processes of empowerment?
In a design-based research (DBR) project, we are evaluating and accompanying an intervention aimed at this target group, sponsored by the European Social Fund (ESF)...

How do religious or ideological orientations of teachers affect their professional thinking and acting?
There is a serious research deficit regarding this question, especially in Europe and Germany.
Therefore, we follow the question of how the religiosity of teachers affects their professional tasks - whether as a supporting resource or as a problematic disruptive factor.
To pursue this question, we – building up on pilot studies for the development of suitable scales –take an exemplary look on the focus on religiosity and the religious beliefs in a greater invested study with teachers and investigate their connections with professional convictions.

Category: Further Projects, Research

In spite of academic reforms aiming at shorter study periods, there are still students exceeding the specified course duration. Thus, it is of great interest for university managers to know where the causes for exceeding the specified course duration can be found, in order to be able to take appropriate measures.
In a first sub-project, reasons for exceeding the standard period of study were identified and systematized in order to develop questionnaires for the collection of relevant causes.
For this purpose, reasons for long study times emerging from the literature were systematized and categorized. As a further source for the categorization, qualitative data (N = 565) from a student survey...



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