Prof. Dr. Kathleen Stürmer



Academic Profile:

Kathleen Stürmer started on 01.04.2016 her professorship for Educational Effectiveness/ Educational Trajectories at the Faculty for Economic- and Social Sciences (Department for Social Sciences), at the University of Tübingen.

Since January 2008 Kathleen Stürmer is working as a Research Assistant in the project “Observe“, a DFG-founded study about the pedagogical psychological competencies of (future) teachers. She joined Tina Seidel’s research team at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and followed her to the TU München at the beginning of 2010. Before working with Tina Seidel as a Research Assistant, she studied Educational Science, Sociology and Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. During her study she accentuated her research focus “vocational education” in her Master’s thesis as well. Above that, she used to be a Student Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.Kathleen Stürmers research focuses on the assessment of candidate teachers’ professional development during educational programs. From this perspective, she takes students´ different individual prerequisites into account. In her PhD research she investigates the effects of cognitive and motivational characteristics on the development of teacher expertise. Furthermore she asks for supporting conditions within educational programs for the professional development.

Research Interests:

  • Diagnostic of Competencies
  • Teacher Expertise
  • Professionalization Processes
  • Self-Direction of Learning Processes

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