Teacher Competencies

Well prepared for the Classroom

Cognitive characteristics, motivation, and self-concept – these and other factors make the competence of a teacher. Using secondary analyses, the project investigates the interplay between the various characteristics and determines which factors have a positive impact in the classroom. The results provide important insights for improving teacher education in the future.


Duration: 2019 – 2022
Funding: BMBF & KMK
Subsidy: 136 500 Euro
Principal Investigator: Prof. Doris Holzberger

Scientific Publications

*Hartl, A., & Holzberger, D. (2022). Identifying teachers’ motivational profiles and their change from teacher education into practice: A longitudinal study. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 25, 427–451. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11618-022-01093-0

*Hartl, A., Holzberger, D., Hugo, J., Wolf, K., & Kunter, M. (2022). Promoting student teachers’ well-being: A multi-study investigating the longitudinal relationship between emotional exhaustion, emotional support, and the intentions of dropping out of university. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 230(3), 241-252. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000495