LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

David Bräuning, M.Sc.

Research Interest

My PhD project focuses on mathematical-numerical competencies – an area that is closely related to educational contexts and very important in our society. I am interested in the structure of early mathematical-numerical skills of children before school entry and the development of these skills throughout primary school. Thereby, I aim to investigate typical as well as atypical developments by evaluating the long-term effects of early deficits in specific mathematical-numerical skills on later mathematical and educational achievement. For my research, I am using longitudinal data from large scale assessments that cover a broad range of cognitive and ability measures from kindergarten up to secondary school.

Since this project combines theoretical and practical ideas from cognitive developmental psychology with educational psychology, it fits well into the interdisciplinary profile of LEAD. While the structured program offers me the opportunity to broaden my methodological skills, I appreciate the exchange with peers and other researchers from different fields.

Intersection 2: Educational Neuroscience

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Korbinian Moeller, Prof. Dr. Benjamin Nagengast

Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2017

PhD Candidate at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

10/2015-09/2017

M.Sc. Psychology, University of Tübingen

07/2015-09/2017

Student Research Assistant, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (Neuro-cognitive plasticity lab)

10/2014-03/2015

Internship at Psychologische Beratungsstelle Esslingen (psychological counseling)

02/2014-09/2014

Student Research Assistant, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (Knowledge-construction lab)

10/2011-09/2015

B.Sc. Psychology, University of Tübingen

Conference contributions

  • Braeuning, D., Lambert, K., Hirsch, S., & Moeller, K. (2017, November). Diskriminante Validität basisnumerischer Kompetenzen zur Vorhersage späterer mathematischer Fähigkeiten. IDeA Winter School. Rodgau, Germany. [Poster]
  • Braeuning, D., Hornung, C., Hoffmann, D., Lambert, K., Ugen, S., Fischbach, A., Schiltz, C., Huebner, N., Nagengast, B., & Moeller, K. (2018, September). Differential association of symbolic and non-symbolic numerical abilities in children with and without MLD – Evidence from large-scale assessment data. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Special Interest Group (SIG) 15: Special Educational Needs Conference. Potsdam, Germany. [Poster]
  • Braeuning, D., Hornung, C., Hoffmann, D., Lambert, K., Ugen, S., Fischbach, A., Schiltz, C., Huebner, N., Nagengast, B., & Moeller, K. (2018, September). Differential association of symbolic and non-symbolic numerical abilities in children with and without MLD – Evidence from large-scale assessment data. Workshop on Integrating Educational and Cognitive Perspectives on Mathematics. Tübingen, Germany. [Poster]
  • Braeuning, D., Lambert, K., Hirsch, S., Schils, T., Borghans, L., Nagengast, B., & Moeller, K. (2019, February). Diagnose von Rechenschwäche bei Grundschulkindern - Evaluation gängiger Kriterien und Vorgehensweisen. 7. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF). Köln, Germany. [Talk]