Research projects

At the Institute of Educational Science, we investigate conditions, processes, and outcomes of teaching and learning within and outside educational institutions from an educational psychology and developmental psychology perspective.

To gain basic insights into issues of teaching and learning, we conduct experimental and quasi-experimental laboratory and field studies with teachers and learners in preschool, school, and university settings. In addition, we arrive at application-oriented findings by developing interventions to promote learning, the effectiveness of which we test in randomized controlled trials.

Learning support can only be effective if it is diagnosis-based. Therefore, we are also developing instruments to objectively measure the competencies of teachers and learners.

With our research findings, we want to contribute to an evidence-based approach in the analysis and promotion of people’s learning.