Head of the Centre


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Dr. phil. habil Manfred Prenzel

Leiter Zentrum für LehrerInnenbildung (ab 1.4.2018)

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On 1 April 2018, Manfred Prenzel was appointed as professor of "Empirical Educational Research Related to Teacher Education". Before that, he was Professor of Empirical Educational Research at the Technical University of Munich, from 2014 to 2017 Chairman of the German Council of Sciences and Humanities, and from 2009 to 2014 Dean of the TUM School of Education. From 2000 to 2009, Prenzel was managing director of the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) at Kiel University, and from 1997 to 2009 Director of the Department of Educational Research at the Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) with a professorship of Education at the CAU Kiel. He was a member of the Executive Committee of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) and President of the Society for Empirical Educational Research. In 2017, he received an honorary doctorate from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF). His research interests include educational monitoring, international school performance comparisons, educational research, professionalisation and quality development in the education system, as well as learning in non-school learning settings.


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Lutz-Helmut Schön

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lutz-Helmut Schön

Head of the Centre for Teacher Education (until 31 March 2018)

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From 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2018, Lutz-Helmut Schön (press release media portal) held the professorship for "Didactics of the Natural Sciences". Before that, he was Professor of Didactics of Physics at the Humboldt University in Berlin since 1996. His research interests include the phenomenological approaches to physics using the example of optics, learning with the Internet, learning in non-school learning settings and learning difficulties as a result of language problems. In addition to numerous other functions, Lutz-Helmut Schön was co-founder and, from 2007 to 2011, chairman of the Gesellschaft für Fachdidaktik (GFD), the umbrella organisation for specialised didactic societies in Germany.

Eva Vetter

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Eva Vetter

Depuity Head (until 31.3.2018)