News

October 2019

Anna-Katharina Praetorius on maternity leave

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius is expected to be on maternity leave until the middle of March 2020. Please contact Dr. Rita Stebler (stebler@ife.uzh.ch) for matters concerning teaching and exams. For administrative matters, please contact Christina Hartmann (chhart@ife.uzh.ch).

An exciting guest lecture in October

On Wednesday, 30th of October 2019, we are pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Veronika Job from the TU Dresden. At 4:15 pm she will give an exciting guest lecture on Subjektive Theorien über Willenskraft: Effekte, Mechanismen und Antezedenzien. More detailed information can be found under Guest lectures.

September 2019

Have a good start into the Fall Semester!

We hope that you had a good start into the Fall Semester 2019 and are already looking forward to many exciting seminars and courses, just like we are.

Publications

Vanda Siebers new exciting journal article has been published:

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Francis, Z., Sieber, V. & Job, V. (2019). You seem tired, but so am I: Willpower theories and intention to provide support in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1–20. doi:10.1177/0265407519877238

Rita Stebler's interesting journal article has been published as well:

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung

 

Vasarik Staub, K., Galle, M., Stebler, R. & Reusser, K. (2019). Qualitätssicherung bei qualitativ inhaltsanalytischen Verfahren in großen Forschungsgruppen: Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten in der Forschungspraxis am Beispiel der perLen-Studie. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 20(3), Art. 33. doi:10.17169/fqs-20.3.3391

July 2019

Writing retreat of the chair in the monastery in Hertenstein

In the second week of July, the chair spent four days at Lake Lucerne in the Bildungshaus Stella Matutina Hertenstein, which is part of the Baldegg Monastery. The aim of the stay there was the undisturbed writing of papers or dissertations. The noise-free, rural atmosphere was used productively and in a team-friendly way.

Publications

Another interesting publication of Vanda Sieber has been published online:

Psychological Research

Wolff, W., Sieber, V., Bieleke, M. & Englert, C. (2019). Task Duration and Task Order do not Matter: No Effect on Self-Control Performance. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-019-01230-1

June 2019

Successful Tri-U-Workshop in Berlin

On the 14th of June, the workshop "Triangulation Unterricht" based on the research project with the same name took place at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. The workshop was organized by the two participating research teams from Berlin (consisting of Malte Brinkmann and Martin Weber-Spanknebel) and Zurich (consisting of Anna-Katharina Praetorius and Wida Rogh). The other invited representatives were Nicole Balzer (Münster), Jörg Dinkelaker (Halle/Saale), Thilo Kleickmann (Kiel), Eckhard Klieme (Frankfurt), Robert Kreitz (Chemnitz), Christine Pauli (Fribourg) and Kurt Reusser (Zurich).

The project "Triangulation Unterricht (Tri-U)" deals with the topic "Teaching Processes in German Mathematics Teaching" with different methodological approaches. These methodological questions are focused with a special emphasis on the topic of "cognitive activation".

The workshop was very productive, much discussion took place and new methodological approaches could be developed on the basis of the video material.

May 2019

Thrilling guest lecture

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Fauth of the University of Tübingen gave an interesting presentation on the 15th of May with the title Zum Verhältnis von Unterrichtsqualität und professioneller Kompetenz: Gute Lehrkraft = guter Unterricht?. More information can be found under Guest Lectures.

Vanda Sieber is back!

We are happy that our Senior Research Assistant Vanda Sieber is back after five months of maternity leave. During her absence a congress contribution (see GEBF conference in February 2019) as well as an exciting paper of her were published:

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Sieber, V., Flückiger, L., Mata, J., Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2019). Autonomous Goal Striving Promotes a Nonlimited Theory About Willpower. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1–13. doi:10.1177/0146167218820921

Publications

Rita Stebler's interesting chapter an edited book has been published:

Grundschulpädagogik zwischen Wissenschaft und Transfer

Galle, M., Stebler, R. & Reusser, K. (2019). Vom Einzelkämpfer zum Teamplayer: Ko-konstruktive Kooperation in Grundschulen mit personalisierten Lernkonzepten. In C. Donie, F. Foerster, M. Obermayr, A. Deckwerth, G. Kammermeyer, G. Lenske, M. Leuchter & A. Wildemann (Hrsg.), Grundschulpädagogik zwischen Wissenschaft und Transfer (S. 194–199). Wiesbaden: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-26231-0_24

April 2019

Well attended inaugural lecture

On Monday, 29th of April 2019, Anna-Katharina Praetorius gave her inaugural lecture on "Es wäre ja so einfach, wenn es einfach wäre" – Herausforderungen bei der Erforschung von Unterricht. During 45 minutes she presented her research interests to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Klaus Jonas, the Prorector, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert, and numerous colleagues and guests. The subsequent aperitif in the Lichthof was a great opportunity for further discussion.

We are now a part of the Center for Reproducible Science!

The Chair for Research on Learning, Instruction and Didactics became a member of the Center for Reproducible Science (CRS) at the University of Zurich. The goal of the CRS is the improvement of the reproducibility of empirical research at the University of Zurich and the promotion of research in replication studies and methodology related to reproducibility.

The project COLD has been started!

The joint project COLD under the leadership of the DIE officially started on the 1st of April. Anna-Katharina Praetorius participates as a responsible cooperation partner.

Further information about the project can be found under Research.

Ayşenur Alp Christ receives scholarship

We are pleased that our doctoral student, Ayşenur Alp Christ, has received the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for her dissertation. We therefore cordially welcome her as a new member of our team.

Publications

Another exciting publication by Anna-Katharina Praetorius has been published online:

Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability.

Fischer, J., Praetorius, A.-K. & Klieme, E. (2019). The impact of linguistic similarity on cross-cultural comparabilityof students’ perceptions of teaching quality. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability. Published online: 15. April 2019. doi:10.1007/s1092-019-09295-7

March 2019

Interesting guest lecture

Dr. Katriina Vasarik Staub gave a thrilling lecture on the 20th of March about Die unterschätzte Bedeutung der Beziehung zwischen Schule und Eltern. Further information can be found under Guest lectures.

Publications

A new book chapter by Anna-Katharina Praetorius has been published:

Diagnostik und Förderung von Motivation und Volition

 

Praetorius, A.-K. & Südkamp, A. (2019). Diagnostische Kompetenz von Lehrpersonen hinsichtlich motivationaler Merkmale von Schülerinnen und Schülern. In H. Gaspard, U. Trautwein & M. Hasselhorn (Hrsg.), Diagnostik und Förderung von Motivation und Volition (= Tests und Trends in der pädagogisch-psychologischen Diagnostik, Bd. 17) (S. 35–49). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

February 2019

Good start of the semester!

We hope, you had a good start of the new semester. We are looking forward to many exciting courses.

Inaugural lecture of Anna-Katharina Praetorius

We are delighted to announce, that Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius is going to hold her inaugural lecture with the title "Es wäre ja so einfach, wenn es einfach wäre" – Herausforderungen bei der Erforschung von Unterricht on Monday, 29th April 2019, at 5:00 pm. The presentation is going to take place in the assembly hall of the University of Zurich at the Rämistrasse 71. Afterwards there will be an aperitif in the Lichthof.

If you are interested, you are very welcome to contact Christina Hartmann (chhart@ife.uzh.ch) until 31th March 2019 to enrol yourself for the lecture.

GEBF 2019

At this year's GEBF conference in Cologne our student assistant Leonie Gossner presented her poster Merkmale von Unterrichtsqualität: Reden wir alle vom Gleichen?. Anna-Katharina Praetorius made multiple contributions to the conference, among other things about teaching quality in subject lessons and teaching ability. Our Senior Research Assistant Vanda Sieber, who is currently absent due to maternity leave, was represented by Anna-Katharina Praetorius at her presentation Eine Untersuchung zum Verlauf von Aufmerksamkeit im Unterricht. Further information can be found in the conference programme.

January 2019

Happy new year!

Our team wishes you a wonderful and successful year 2019!

Publications

An interesting article of Anna-Katharina Praetorius was published:

European Journal of Psychology of Education

Holzberger, D., Praetorius, A.-K., Seidel, T., & Kunter, M. (2019). Identifying effective teachers: The relation between teaching profiles and students’ development in achievement and enjoyment. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1–23. doi:10.1007/s10212-018-00410-8

Our team is growing!

We are excited to welcome Désirée Thommen as a Research Associate in our team. Désirée is going to be part of our research and teaching. Furthermore, she is going to attain a doctorate at our chair.

In addition, we delightedly welcome Ann-Catherine Amiet and Cynthia Schaeffer as semester assistants at our chair. Both of them will assist us in the courses „Entwicklung und Lernen“ (BKM7) as well as „Standardisierte Verfahren der Datenerhebung“ (BKM2B) in the upcoming semester.