Katharina Maag Merki

Katharina Maag Merki, Prof. Dr.

Professorin für Theorie und Empirie schulischer Bildungsprozesse / Professor of Theory and Empirical Research on Educational Processes in Schools

Phone: +41 44 634 27 80

Telfax: +41 44 634 28 88

Address: Freiestrasse 36, 8032 Zürich

Room number: FRE G23

kmaag@ife.uzh.ch

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Main research areas and interests

Educational governance research, competency development, research on school quality and school development

Academic biography

Present

2017-                 

    

Chairwoman of the University Council at the University of Education Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

2013-  

Member of the National Research Council for the field‚ Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaften‘ (Educational Sciences) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

2013-  

Vice Dean for Academic Career at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich

2009-  

Full Professor of Education at the University of Zurich with a focus on the Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Educational Processes in Schools

2000-  

Teaching and advisory work in further education, educational administration, and educational policy on the topics of educational research, school quality, school development, and school governance

Previously

   
2012-2013   Programme director at the Institute of Education, University of Zurich

2010-2013

 

University Council at the University of Education Heidelberg, Germany

2009-2012

 

President of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE)

2009-2012  

Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board 109 “Educational Sciences” with a focus on “General and Subject-Specific Research on Teaching, Learning, and Qualification”

2008  

Offered the position of Full Professor of Education, with a special focus on school development research at the University of Hamburg, Germany (declined)

2006-2008  

Vice President of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE)

2006-2008

 

Full Professor of Education, with a focus on school development and empirical research on schools and teaching at the University of Education Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

2005-2006

 

Junior Professor of Empirical Educational Research on Schools at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and at the German Institute for International Educational Research in Frankfurt am Main (DIPF)

2003-2012  

Member of the Board of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE)

2001-2005  

Head of the FS&S Research Unit on School Quality and School Development at the University of Zurich and research associate under Prof. Helmut Fend

2000  

Doctoral degree at the University of Zurich on the topic of “Cross-curricular Competencies” (Peter Lang, Bern, 2001; together with Dr. Urs Grob)

1998-2000

 

Instruction of courses in teacher training, educational psychology, and didactics at various teacher training institutions in Switzerland

1993-1998

 

Master degree in Education, Psychology and Didactics at the University of Zurich

   

Completion of primary-level teacher training (first to sixth grade) followed by six years of teaching at a primary school in the Canton of Zurich

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

Katharina Maag Merki's research paper 'Conducting intervention studies on school improvement: An analysis of possibilities and constraints based on an intervention study of teacher cooperation' has been awarded as Highly Commended by the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Paper Awards for Excellence.
Free download of the article from Emerald Insight.