Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology focuses on the individual, social and institutional determinants of learning processes.

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Due to the protective measures that are currently in place to fend off the rising numbers of corona-infections, an increased number of our staff members are working from home and can’t be reliably reached by telephone. We therefore ask you to preferably contact them by email. Thank you for your understanding.  



Maja Flaig receives the young talent award of the dghd

Her dissertation, in which she examined in three studies how prior knowledge, knowledge acquisition...

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Jacobs Foundation

Research Fellowship awarded to Kou Murayama

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CANCELLED: LEAD Lecture Christopher Rhoads

Cancelled due to the corona virus outbreak

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3-year doctoral student position (m/f/d)

This position is situated in teacher education with foci on online teacher professional development,...

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Doctoral Candidates’ Convention

February 19-21, 2020

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New Open Access Publication

Analyzing high school science teachers’ engagement on Twitter

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Open Access

Hübner, N., Wagner, W., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (2019).  Putting all students in one basket does not produce equality: Gender-specific effects of curricular intensification in upper secondary school on achievement and motivation. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 30(3), 261-285. doi:10.1080/09243453.2018.1504801