Tübingen School of Education (TüSE)

Dr. Vanessa Nagel nee Pfeiffer

Vanessa Nagel 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
Keplerstraße 2
72074 Tübingen
Room 157

+49 7071-29-75645
vanessa.nagelspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Schmeck, A., Mayer, R. E., Opfermann, M., Pfeiffer, V. & Leutner, D. (2014). 
Drawing pictures during learning from scientific text: Testing the generative drawing principle and the prognostic drawing principle. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 39, 275-286.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Scheiter, K. &. Gemballa, S. (2012). Comparing and combining traditional teaching approaches and the use of video clips for learning how to identify species in an aquarium. Journal of Biological Education 46 (3), 140-148.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Scheiter, K., T. Kuehl &. Gemballa, S. (2011). Learning How to Identify Species in a Situated Learning Scenario: Using Dynamic-Static Visualizations to Prepare Students for Their Visit to The Aquarium. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 7 (2), 135-147.

Gerjets, P., Imhof, B., Kühl, T., Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Scheiter, K. & Gemballa, S. (2010). Using Static and Dynamic Visualizations to Support the Comprehension of Complex Dynamic Phenomena in the Natural Sciences. In L. Verschaffel, E. De Corte, T. de Jong, & J. Elen (Eds.), Use of external representations in reasoning and problem solving: Analysis and improvement. Routledge.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Gemballa, S., Jarodzka, H., Scheiter, K. & Gerjets, P. (2009).
Situated Learning in the Mobile Age: Mobile Devices on a Field Trip to the Sea Enhance 
Knowledge on Fish Biodiversity. Association for Learning Technology Journal 17 (3), 187-199.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Gemballa, S., Bizer, B., Jarodzka, H., Imhof, B., Scheiter, K. & Gerjets, P. (2008). Enhancing students’ knowledge of biodiversity in a situated mobile learning scenario: Using static and dynamic visualizations in field trips. In P. A. Kirschner, F. Prins, V. Jonker, & G. Kanselaar (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences – ICLS 2008 (Vol. 2, International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. (ISLS).

Teaching and student materials

Pfeiffer, V. D. I. (2013). Gespräch mit einem Vogel. In Bayrhuber, H. & Hammann, M. 
(Hrsg.) Linder Biologie – Abi-Aufgabentrainer – Wissen anwenden und Kompetenzen einüben. Schrödel Verlag.

Pfeiffer, V. D. I. (2013). Amphibien verändern ihre Hautfarbe. In Bayrhuber, H. & Hammann, M. (Hrsg.) Linder Biologie – Abi-Aufgabentrainer – Wissen anwenden und Kompetenzen einüben. Schrödel Verlag.

Pfeiffer, V. D. I. (2013). In einem Land vor unserer Zeit. In Bayrhuber, H. & Hammann, M. (Hrsg.) Linder Biologie – Abi-Aufgabentrainer – Wissen anwenden und Kompetenzen einüben. Schrödel Verlag.

Pfeiffer, V. D. I. (2013). Schrumpfende Pferde. In Bayrhuber, H. & Hammann, M.
(Hrsg.) Linder Biologie – Abi-Aufgabentrainer – Wissen anwenden und Kompetenzen 
einüben. Schrödel Verlag.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Glöggler, C., Hahn, S. & Gemballa, S. (2011). Wie DNA helfen kann, die Verwandtschaft der Menschenaffen zu verstehen. In D. Dreesmann, D. Graf, & K. Witte (Eds.), Evolutionsbiologie – Moderne Themen für den Unterricht. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.

Gemballa, S. & Pfeiffer, V.D.I. (2009). Wer ist der nächste Verwandte des Menschen?
MNU - Der mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche Unterricht, 62, 4, 236-243.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Jarodzka, H., Imhof, B. & Gemballa, S. (2008). Diversität von Rifffischen – Schüler arbeiten im Aquarium. Praxis der Naturwissenschaften – Biologie in der Schule. 1/57: 21-28.

Conference presentations

Schachtschneider, Y., Pfeiffer, V., Wenning, S. & Sandmann, A. (2015).
Measuring Biological Knowledge and Personal Traits of Pre-service Biology Teachers. 2015

Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science

Teaching (NARST).
Chicago, USA.

Schachtschneider, Y., Pfeiffer, V., Wenning, S. & Sandmann, A. (2014).
Assessment of students´ biological knowledge and personal traits when beginning to study 
life sciences at university – Instrument development and first results. Tenth conference of European Researchers in didactics of biology (ERIDOB). Haifa, Israel.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Koelbach, E., Sumfleth, E. & Sandmann, A. (2013). Subject as Context Level in Biology and Chemistry Courses. 85th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Rio Grande, PuertoRico.

Schmeck, A., Opfermann, M., Pfeiffer, V., Sandmann, A. & Leutner, D. (2012).
Fostering generative learning activities during reading: An experimental test of the 
generative drawing principle and the prognostic drawing principle. AERA ConferenceVancouver, Canada.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Scheiter, K., Sandmann, A. & Gemballa, S. (2011). Hands- on activities and the use of video clips for learning how to identify fish species in an aquarium.
84th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science 
Teaching (NARST). Florida, USA.

Haugwitz, M., Fechner, S., Pfeiffer, V. D. I. & Sandmann, A. (2010). The influence of context-oriented learning in biology education. 83rd Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Philadelphia, USA.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Gemballa, S., Nothdurft, M., Kühl, T., Scheiter, K. & Gerjets, P. (2008). Novel ways towards knowledge acquisition in biodiversity: Dynamic visualizations on mobile devices vs. traditional learning with preserved specimens. Third Practice-based and Practitioner Research Conference on Learning and Instruction.
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (Earli).
Bergen, Norway.

Pfeiffer, V.D.I., Gemballa, S., Bizer, B., Jarodzka, H., Imhof, B., Scheiter, K. & Gerjets, P. (2008). Enhancing students’ knowledge of biodiversity in a situated mobile learning scenario: Using static and dynamic visualizations in field trips.
International 
Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. International Conference for the Learning Sciences – International Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Gerjets, P., Scheiter, K., Imhof, B., Kühl, T., Pfeiffer, V. & Gemballa, S. (2008).
Adaptive design of visualizations for supporting the comprehension of complex dynamics 
in the natural sciences. Workshop "Use of (external) representations in mathematical and scientific reasoning and problem solving: Analysis and improvement" des FWO Networks „Developing critical and flexible thinking”. Leuven, Belgium.