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There are different perspectives. We research collaboratively.

The Competence Network for Empirical Educational Research (KeBU) thrives on the collaboration between researchers at the University of Freiburg and the University of Education Freiburg. KEBU members contribute their expertise from integrating subject-specific teaching and learning research with the natural, cultural and social sciences, the arts and physical education, as well as educational science, psychology and sociology. Freiburg’s particular strength lies in general and subject-specific research on learning and teaching, classroom research and research on professionalization. Here you will find an overview of ongoing and completed research projects of our members in graduate schools and other projects.

Graduate schools

Our doctoral programs are more than just an instrument for the structured training of young researchers. They are research programs in which scientists from the University of Freiburg and the University of Education Freiburg work together on interdisciplinary research questions.

Didactics of digital teaching: Digitally supported teaching and learning environments for cognitive activation.

University of Education Freiburg and University of Freiburg

2021 – 2024

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Diagnostic competencies of teachers: influences, structure and training

University of Education Freiburg and University of Education Heidelberg

2017-2020 (1st funding phase), 2020-2023 (2nd funding phase)

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Heterogeneity: effective learning settings and professionalism in schools

University of Education Freiburg

2019 – 2022

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Visualizations in German and mathematics lessons

University of Education Freiburg

2013-2016 (1st funding phase), 2016-2019 (2nd funding phase)

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Evidence-based teacher education for the training of subject-specific and interdisciplinary competences: curriculum, instruction and learning process

University of Education Freiburg and University of Freiburg

2015 – 2018

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Professionalization in the teaching profession

Universities of Education of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Freiburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Ludwigsburg and Weingarten

2014 – 2017

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Pedagogical professionalism in mathematics and the natural sciences

University of Education Freiburg and University of Freiburg

2011 – 2014

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Experimentation in mathematics and science lessons

Universities of Education of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Freiburg, Heidelberg, Ludwigsburg and Weingarten

2008 – 2011

Projects

The members of our competence network successfully apply for BMBF and DFG funding to work together on research projects.

“Researching mathematics teachers: Research notebooks as an instrument for self-reflective subject-specific and subject-didactic professionalization of mathematics teachers (FORMAT)

Promoting “skill” and “will” argumentative thinking in dealing with fragile and conflicting positions.

Computer-supported adaptive assessment of student competencies in heuristic work with representations of functional relationships (HEUREKO-CAT)

Research competence in educational science courses – Learning the Science of Education (LeScEd)

Fostering systemic thinking in contexts relevant to sustainability as a goal of ESD – System Thinking in Ecological and Multidimensional Areas (SysThema)

Evaluation of Gemeinschaftsschulen (community schools) in Baden-Württemberg (WissGem)