Tübingen School of Education (TüSE)

Class 6b

Analyses and reconstructions of pedagogical and instructional action from the perspective of educational science and subject didactics.

Brief Description

A frequent problem of empirical research is that the complexity and everyday reality of the pedagogical and instructional activities of teachers are not sufficiently represented. If this complexity is successfully captured, the research results obtained are more likely to be oriented towards the needs of teachers, of schools and, not least, of teaching students.

Based on these preliminary considerations, the project “Class 6b” involves following the everyday school and classroom life at the upper secondary stage with two cameras for one week. The videotaped classroom lessons are then viewed in interdisciplinary teams, each consisting of a subject didactician, a school pedagog and an educational scientist. Using a case jointly generated from the recordings, classroom action is reconstructed and analyzed from multiple perspectives.

The first innovative aspect of the project is that different subjects and disciplines, and thus also perspectives, focus on a case together and approach it from multiple perspectives. Secondly, for the first time it is possible to accompany a class over a school week in almost all subjects and thus to gain insights into subjects that are otherwise rarely the focus of empirical studies. The results of the project will be published in a joint research volume in the Open Access series of the Tübingen School of Education.


Funds of Tübingen University, Tübingen School of Education 


2019 - 2020


Management team: Dr. Marcus Syring, Institute of Education; Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bohl and Dr. Nina Beck, Tübingen School of Education; Prof. Dr. Bernd Tesch, Subject Didactics Romance Studies


marcus.syringspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de