Research projects

COLD

The joint project COLD (Competencies of school teachers and adult educators in teaching German as a second language in linguistically diverse classrooms) is headed by the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE). The project is funded within the framework of the Cooperative Excellence Programme with funds from the Leibniz Competition 2019.

The content of the project is the assessment of the professional competences of teachers in schools and adult education in teaching German as a second language in linguistically heterogeneous learning groups. It also addresses the challenges in teaching and didactics that have arisen across educational sectors as a result of the immigration of children, young people and adults. The addressed research interests are examined in a real teaching context with teachers in integration courses and preparation classes.

Further information can be found under COLD and in the press release (PDF, 195 KB).

  • Duration: April 2019 – March 2022
  • Project Management: Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader (DIE)
  • Coordination: PD Dr. Hannes Schröter (DIE), Dr. Stefanie Bredthauer (University of Cologne)
  • Cooperation partners: Prof. Dr. Michael Becker-Mrotzek (University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Roth (University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme (DIPF), Prof. Dr. Uta Klusmann (IPN, Kiel University), Prof. Dr. Fani Lauermann (TU Dortmund University), Prof. Dr. Irit Bar-Kochva (University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Johannes König (University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich)
  • Research assistants/doctoral students: Moritz Sahlender (DIE), Anastasia Knaus (University of Cologne), Zarah Leonie Weiss (University of Tübingen)

TALIS Video Study

Various countries and regions participate in the OECD study TALIS-Video. In addition to Germany, Japan, Shanghai, England, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the Madrid region are also involved. The aim of the study is to investigate the connection between teaching processes and learning success as well as the motivational characteristics of pupils. The study is led by an international consortium. In addition to the DIPF, this consortium includes the two US organisations ETS and RAND.

Further information can be found under TALIS Video Study.

  • Duration: 2016 - 2020 
  • Interational consortium: Prof. Dr. Darleen Opfer (RAND), Prof. Dr. Brian Stecher (RAND), Dr. Courtney Bell (ETS), Dr. Dan McCaffrey (ETS), Dr. Tom van Essen (ETS), Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme (DIPF), Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich; associate scientist of the DIPF)

TALIS Video Study for Germany

The TALIS Video Study for Germany is a project of the Leibniz Association, which follows the international video study Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS-Video) and is being processed by the DIPF within the framework of a research network. The study is expected to accompany 85 mathematics classes at secondary level 1 on the topic of "quadratic equations". The teaching units conducted on this topic will be recorded on video and evaluated with regard to different quality dimensions of teaching. In addition, performance tests as well as student and teacher surveys will be used. The aim of the study is to take a closer look at teaching processes and to relate them to the learning success of pupils.

Further information can be found under TALIS-Video Study for Germany.

  • Duration: 2017 - 2019
  • Project management: Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme (DIPF), Dr. Juliane Grünkorn (DIPF), Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich)
  • Project team: Patrick Schreyer (DIPF), Julia Käfer (DIPF), Benjamin Herbert (DIPF)

Leibniz network on instructional research

The network supported by the Leibniz Association is an interdisciplinary circle of teaching researchers. They work together on current challenges in teaching research. The network members are researchers with a doctorate from various institutions and disciplines such as educational science, educational psychology, mathematical didactics and psychometry.

Further information can be found under Leibniz network on instructional research.

  • Scientific Coordination: Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme (DIPF), Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich), Dr. Juliane Grünkorn (DIPF)

Triangulation Instruction (Tri-U)

The project "Triangulation Instruction (Tri-U)" approaches teaching processes in German mathematics teaching on the topic of "quadratic equations" with different methodological approaches. In three classes in Berlin, quantitative and qualitative methods of video analysis are brought together. In the quantitative approach, the teaching is assessed with regard to different quality dimensions by means of highly inferential ratings. In the qualitative approach, the pedagogical-phenomenological videography is evaluated. The results from the different methodological approaches are related to each other and compared with each other with regard to cognitive activation in the classroom.

Further information can be found under Triangulation Instruction (Tri-U).

  • Duration: 2018 - 2019
  • Project management: Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich), Prof. Dr. Malte Brinkmann (HU Berlin)
  • Project team: Wida Rogh (University of Zurich), Johannes Türstig (HU Berlin), Martin Weber-Spanknebel (HU Berlin)

Development of a subject-independent instrument for a video-based classification of metacognitive-discursive instructional quality

The aim of the project is to develop a coding and rating instrument for recording metacognitive-discursive teaching quality. In particular, the instrument not only records the teacher's metacognitive stimuli, but also the discursive quality of teaching and the learners' metacognitive activities.

Further information can be found under MeDUQua.

  • Duration: 2015 - 2017
  • Project management: Prof. Dr. Frank Lipowsky (University of Kassel), Prof. Dr. Elmar Cohors-Fresenborg (Osnabrück University), Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich), Dr. Edyta Nowinska (Osnabrück University), Prof. Dr. Martina Blasberg-Kuhnke (Osnabrück University), Prof. Dr. Meik Zülsdorf-Kersting (University of Oldenburg)

Observation-based evaluation of teaching quality

The project was launched on behalf of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Externe Evaluation von Schulen" (argev) and comprises the development and piloting of a set of instruments for the observation-based evaluation of teaching quality as well as the subsequent development of a qualification offer for evaluation experts. The instruments to be developed are geared towards external school evaluation and competence-oriented teaching according to curriculum 21.

Further information can be found at argev.

  • Duration: 2018 - 2020
  • Project management: Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Praetorius (University of Zurich), Wida Rogh (University of Zurich)
  • Project team: Leonie Gossner (University of Zurich), Fabienne Wehrli (University of Zurich)