Think – The Use of Digital Media in the compilation of education-psychological knowledge of teachers from variable fields of education

What defines a good teacher? Not only is this the topic of the study but it is also a frequent matter of public debate. As of yet educational research lacks a clear theoretical concept and an instrument derived therefrom which renders educational psychological knowledge empirically accessible.

This is the starting point of the ThinK research program which, devided into three sub-projects, pursues the following questions:

  • How can educational psychological knowledge be conceptualized?
  • How can it be captured reliably, validly and economically with the help of digital media?
  • How significant is this knowledge for educational success?
  • How do individual groups of teachers (i.e. teachers of varying educational contexts and subjects) differ?

In cooperation with:

  • German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)
  • Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB)

Project management: Prof. Dr Thamar Voss (HIB)

Contact: Prof. Dr Thamar Voss (HIB) (Thamar.Voss[at]

Funding: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, WissenschaftsCampus Tübingen

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