Learning the Science of Education

Project description

Study programs in the field of educational science aim at the qualification for educational research and practice. With the growing relevance of evidence-based education it is crucial for both undergraduate and graduate student to develop research competence. Such research competence goes beyond the mere reception of scientific knowledge (i.e., research literacy): It also includes comprises the ability to think and work scientifically. The main goal of the present project is the development of a theoretically founded and empirically validated competence model on scientific literacy in the educational sciences for undergraduate and graduate students. This model is the basis for assessing such competencies and their development. Subprojects: 1. „Educational Research Literacy“: The Ability to Understand and Use Research Knowledge as a Facet of Educational Research Competence (Wirtz, Hosenfeld, Leuders & Groß Ophoff) 2. „Science Communication“: Genre Knowledge as a Determinant of Successful Research Communication (Nückles, Watermann, Wittwer, Winter) 3. Understanding the Nature of Science and Epistemological Beliefs as Facets of Educational Research Competence (Leuders, Stahl & Rott) 4. Construct Validation Based on the Analysis of Differential Competence Development Processes (Renkl, Wirtz, Wischgoll) 5. Integration and Methodological Optimization, Analysis of Cross-Project Research Questions, Coordination (Wirtz , Hosenfeld, Nückles, Wittwer, Groß Ophoff, Schladitz)

Project data and contact information

Homepage of the project: http://www.kebu-freiburg.de/projekte.htm
Duration: 01.02.2012 - 31.01.2015
Support code: 01PK11009A
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Markus Wirtz ( markus.wirtz[at]ph-freiburg.de)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Nückles ( matthias.nueckles[at]ezw.uni-freiburg.de)
Sandra Schladitz ( Sandra.schladitz[at]ph-freiburg.de)

Project director

Prof. Dr. Markus Wirtz, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Timo Leuders, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Matthias Nückles, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alexander Renkl, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Elmar Stahl, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg

Cooperation partner

Prof. Dr. Ingmar Hosenfeld, Universität Koblenz-Landau
Prof. Dr. Rainer Watermann, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wittwer, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Staff members

Dr. Jana Groß Ophoff, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Benjamin Rott, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Anke Wischgoll, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Sandra Schladitz, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Alexandra Winter, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg