Tübingen School of Education (TüSE)

Iris Backfisch

Iris Backfisch has been a research scientist at the Tübingen School of Education and the Centre for Digitisation in Teacher Education Tübingen (TüDiLB) since March 2020.  
The position is funded by the the Federal Ministry of Education and Research until 12/2023 as part of the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung”, a joint initiative of the Federal Government and the Länder which aims to improve the quality of teacher training (focus on digitization in teacher training). She is a member of the working group of JProf. Dr. Andreas Lachner.

Contact Information

Tübingen School of Education
Haußerstraße 43
72076 Tübingen
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+49 7071 29-77454
 Iris.backfischspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

since 03/2020
Research scientist at the Tübingen School of Education and at TüDiLB

Digitisation in teacher training Tübingen (TüDiLB). Centre for Research and Transfer. A cooperation between the University of Tübingen and the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM).

12/2019 - 02/2020
Research scientist in the project „Digitale Medien im adaptiven Unterricht der gymnasialen Oberstufe der Gemeinschaftsschule“

since 01/2017

at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Tübingen (Department of Psychology)

11/2016 – 11/2019
Research scientist and doctoral student

in the Multiple Representations working group at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), within the "Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung" (located at the Chair for Teaching and Learning with Digital Media in the Didactics Department of the Tübingen School of Education)

Study of Educational Science - Teaching and Learning at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Master of Arts)

Research assistant at the Institute for Educational Science of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

Department of empirical research on teaching and schools

Studied Educational Planning and Instructional Design as major subject, Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology as minor subject at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Bachelor of Arts)

Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Kognitive und motivationale Voraussetzung von Lehrpersonen für einen elaborierten Einsatz digitaler Medien
  • Professionalisierungsmaßnahmen von Lehrerinnen und Lehrer zum Einsatz digitaler Medien
  • Lehr-Lern-Forschung in Bezug auf die sinnvolle Nutzung digitaler Medien





Backfisch, I., Lachner, A., Hische, C., Loose, F., & Scheiter, K. (2020). Professional knowledge or motivation? Investigating the role of teachers’ expertise on the quality of technology-enhanced lesson plans. Learning and Instruction, 66, 101300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2019.101300

Lachner, A., Backfisch, I., Hoogerheide, V., van Gog, T., & Renkl, A. (in press). Timing matters! Explaining between study phases enhances students’ learning. Journal of Educational Psychology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000396

Lachner, A., Backfisch, I., & Stürmer, K. (2019). A test-based approach of Modeling and Measuring Technological Pedagogical Knowledge. Computers & Education, 142, 103645. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2019.103645

Lachner, A., Backfisch, I., & Nückles, M. (2018). Does the accuracy matter? Accurate concept map feedback helps students improve the cohesion of their explanations. Educational Technology Research and Development, 66, 1051-1067.

Conference contributions