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Institute of Education

Petra Breitenmoser

Petra Breitenmoser, Dr. phil. nat.

  • Postdoktorandin / Postdoc
+41 44 634 66 18
Kantonsschulstrasse 3, 8001 Zürich
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Petra Breitenmoser works as a PostDoc at University of Zurich and as a senior lecturer at Zurich University of Teacher Education. She teaches courses in General Studies, Science Education, and Social Studies Education. Her scholarly interests and contributions are located within the field of Teacher Education, Geography, Science, Climate Change Education, and Sustainability. Her current scholarly projects are on climate literacy and sustainability competencies.


Professional Career

since 04.2021 Postdoc researcher, University of Zürich
since 01.2020 Lecturer, Zürich University of Teacher Education
11.2013-12.2019 Head of Division for Nature, Humans, Society / Ethics, Religious Studies Communities, Zurich University of Teacher Education
08.2001-08.2003 Primary school teacher, Hittnau


03.2017-10.2017 CAS St. Gallen Leadership-Certificate, University of St. Gallen
02.2013 PhD of Science in Climate Sciences (Dr. phil.-nat.), University of Berne

Bachelor & Master of Geography, Glaciology and Atmosphere/Climate,
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

07.2007-08.2008 Bachelor of Antarctic Studies with Honours, University of Tasmania, Australia
09.1998-07.2001 Teaching diploma for primary level, Primary teacher training college of the Canton of Zurich