Our Research Profile

Research guidelines

Our teaching-learning research focuses on different learners in school and out-of-school contexts: Children, adolescents and adults. Research is conducted on cognitive aspects, but also on interests, motivations, attitudes and value orientations, emotions, psychomotor and metacognitive skills.
Our research programme aims to investigate teaching-learning processes in order to develop innovative learning cultures and improve teaching and learning.

Our programme includes empirical research assignments and relates to subject didactic and interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks for the acquisition and transmission of knowledge. We use a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data collection and evaluation methods, which are selected according to their appropriateness for the research question.

Our empirical research tasks in detail

  • Capturing learner perspectives: eliciting and structuring learner knowledge that is particularly relevant to learning success

  • Subject clarification: critical analysis of subject knowledge, combined with the search for ways to relate it to learners' lives

  • Investigate mediation processes: empirical analysis of learners' engagement with different learning opportunities with reference to learners' prior knowledge

  • Promoting self-directed learning: describing and testing supportive measures for learning methods with a high student-centred component

  • Evaluation research: examination of the conception, implementation and effect of teaching and learning offers in different contexts