Completed research projects

Project Tempus - Continuing Training and Education for Educators and Education Managers in Diversity

Universities of several EU states (Hildesheim, Bremen, Vienna, Helsinki, Rome), Russia, Ukraine and Belarus participated in this international EU project. The main objective of the Tempus project was to enforce cross-border networking and the international orientation of education and training courses in the areas of diversity education and diversity management to bring together best practice examples from educational institutions.

ContactUniv.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Eva Vetter
Project duration December 2013 - November 2016       

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Website Tempus

FAME - Facilitating autonomy and motivation through using e-tandems in foreign language teaching at school (Sparkling Science Project)

FAME allows pupils to work in e-tandems in foreign language lessons, develop exercises themselves in teams, document them and reflect on their feedback behaviour together with their tandem partners. The aim of this project is to achieve greater autonomy and motivation among learners.

ContactUniv.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Eva Vetter
Project duration October 2014 - September 2016        

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Website FAME

Cross Age Peer Tutoring in Physics

Older students explain recent physics concepts: Previous research has shown that tutors benefit from cross-age peer tutoring in the fields of electricity and optics. This project examines whether this finding applies to other learning areas and other age groups as well.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Hopf

Mag. Thomas Plotz

Project durationJanuary 2013 - August 2015

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Website AECC Physik

Mascil: Mathematics and Science for Life

Mascil is an international project that has received funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU and brings together 18 partners in 13 countries. These partners include experts in STEM education, general education, and e-learning, as well as journalists.

The project aims to promote research-based learning in primary and secondary schools. In particular, it aims at linking education in the STEM subjects with the world of work.

ContactAss.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Suzanne Kapelari, MA
Project duration 2013 - 2016

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Website Mascil

PARRISE: Promoting Attainment of Responsible Research & Innovation in Science Education

PARRISE ist ein mulitdisziplinäres Konsortium, an dem sich 18 Institute aus 11 Ländern beteiligen. Die Mitglieder des Konsortiums verfügen über Expertenwissen im Kontext von Inquiry-Based Science Education (BSE) sowie Socio-Scientific Issues (SSI). Im Fokus steht eine EU-Zielsetzung: BürgerInnen sollen dazu befähigt werden an Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprozessen teilzuhaben. PARRISE setzt in der Schulbildung an und verbindet zwei in europäischen Schulen verbreitete Ansätze miteinander zu einem neuen integrativen Konzept: Socio-Scientific Inquiry-Based Learning (SSIBL). Dafür werden bereits bestehende Good-Practice-Beispiele gesammelt und ausgetauscht, um neue Materalien zu entwickeln, die im Unterricht eingesetzt werden können. Ziel ist es LehrerInnen und LehrerInnenbildnerInnen bei der Integration von gesellschaftsrelevanten Problemstellungen in das Forschende Lernen zu unterstützen und deren Netzwerkaktivitäten zu fördern. 

KontaktMag. Christine Heidinger
Projektzeitraum 2013 - 2017

TEMI: Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated

TEMI is an international teacher education project involving 13 institutions from 11 countries. The project develops research-based training programmes for teachers in which they learn how to teach content based on mysterious and emotionally engaging phenomena and research-based learning. Through so-called "mysteries", teachers should foster a deep motivation to learn about science. TEMI sets out to gradually push students toward becoming confident enquirers.

ContactDr. Simone Abels
Project duration February 2013 - August 2016    

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Website TEMI