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Research linesResearch Line Professional Competencies of Preschool and School Teachers
DepartmentsIPN Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Mathematics Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education
FundingLeibniz-Gemeinschaft (1/1/20116/30/2014)
IPN researchersProf. Dr. Ute Harms (Project lead), Prof. Dr. Aiso Heinze (Project lead), Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller (Project lead), Prof. Dr. Knut Neumann (Project lead), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ilka Parchmann (Project lead)
Members of the research alliance

IPN Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik (Lead), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Funded by the Leibniz Association

Teachers' professional knowledge includes content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge and helping teachers to acquire this knowledge is a key target of initial teacher education. However, only little is known about the development of preservice teachers' professional knowledge, and about the individual and institutional conditions behind its development. In order to address these issues, tests are needed that assess preservice teachers' professional knowledge. Therefore, the project KiL aims to construct tests that examine the content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge of prospective science and mathematics teachers.

People and working groups involved

Educational Science, IPN
Olaf Köller
Thilo Kleickmann

Chemistry Education, IPN
Ilka Parchmann
Stefanie Herzog
Vahide Taskin

Mathematics Education, IPN
Aiso Heinze
Carolin Loch
Stefanie Rach

Biology Education, IPN
Ute Harms
Jörg Großschedl
Daniela Mahler

Physics Education, IPN
Manfred Euler
Knut Neumann
Stefan Petersen
Jochen Kröger

Institute of Psychology, CAU Kiel
Jens Möller
Friederike Hohenstein
Friederike Zimmermann