In their new article "Teacher self-efficacy and self-reported cognitive activation and classroom management: A multilevel perspective on the role of school characteristics", Doris Holzberger and Elisabeth Prestele examine the interplay of individual teacher self-efficacy with school-level efficacy and more external school characteristics.

For her publication on the topic of digital media, Delia Hillmayr, member of our working group "Forschungssynthesen am ZIB", has been awarded the publication prize for doctoral students of the Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF).

Doris Holzberger and Anja Schiepe-Tiska have investigated the extent to which schools differ in their teaching quality.

We are very happy to welcome Yvonne Holzmeier to the Professorship for Learning and Instruction! Mrs. Holzmeier will be responsible for the communication or our scientific research output. We are really looking forward to working with her!

In collaboration with the Clearing House Unterricht, a short review entitled "Digital tools in the classroom: What types are there and how are they used effectively?" was written. It summarizes the results of a meta-analysis by Hillmayr, Ziernwald, Reinhold, Hofer, and Reiss (2020) and prepares it for use in the classroom. This and many other short reviews on different topics can be found here.

We would like to thank Leonie Gossner (University of Zurich) for her work at our professorship. We wish her all the best for the future!

The study of Doris Holzberger and colleagues explores how various teacher characteristics (knowledge, beliefs, self-efficacy, and self-regulation) co-occur at the end of pre-service teacher education. The authors could identify three profiles. The findings emphasize that teacher candidates differ qualitatively in their "starting competence" when entering the teaching profession: (1) highly knowledgable and engaged…

A new study named “Connecting Judgment Process and Accuracy of Student Teachers: Differences in Observation and Student Engagement Cues to Assess Student Characteristics” was published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Education. The study investigated via eye-tracking how student teachers with high and low judgment accuracy differ with regard to their eye movements as a behavioral and utilization of student…

From now on the Professorship for Research on Learning and Instruction will be guided by the slogan understanding & shaping education together. A large part of our work consists of combining research results, e.g. in the form of research syntheses, plus to communicate them in the educational practice. We would like to thank Dr. Annette Spiekermann for the outstanding facilitation of finding our vision and her use of…

Dr. Sog Yee Mok of the University of Zurich completes a four-week research stay at the Professorship for Research on Learning and Instruction. We are looking forward to a lively exchange and good cooperation!