Knowledge Transfer

The Department of Subject-Related Knowledge Transfer was established at the IPN on January 1st, 2021. The department is located in Berlin at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and home to the German Centre for Mathematics Teacher Education (DZLM), which was initiated and funded by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung from 2011 to 2021. It is now being continued in collaboration with the DZLM network.

Gruppenfoto FET (12_10_23)

The department is concerned with 

  • the research-based transfer of scientifically sound results of subject-related didactic research into mathematics and science education practice from kindergarten to the Abitur and with cross-subject and subject-related development and research on the conditions for success, processes and effects of subject-related knowledge transfer.
  • the science-based, subject-related professionalisation of educational specialists in day-care centres and teachers in primary, lower and upper secondary schools, especially through multipliers qualified for this purpose. One focus of the department is to develop and research subject-related qualifications for multipliers.

The department aims to develop comprehensive models of successful professionalization as well as subject-related programs for their concretization and to investigate their long-term effectiveness on mathematics and science teaching and learning processes. Further training and qualification measures developed will be examined with regard to their suitability for widespread use.


Department Head


Monika Manthey

IPN - Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der
Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Abteilung Fachbezogener Erkenntnistransfer /
Deutsches Zentrum für Lehrkräftebildung
Mathematik (DZLM)
Hausvogteiplatz 5–7
10117 Berlin