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.

Contact to staff members

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.  



Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: In a digital children's world

Richard Göllner about online lessons for children

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Successful defense

Congratulations to Ömer Sümer!

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Successful defense

Congratulations to Katerina Tsarava!

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Katerina Tsarava receives funding award for programming course

„Computational Thinking als kognitive Grundlage des Programmierens“

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Research grant success

Aisla: An intelligent assistant for English language acquisition in authentic contexts

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Successful Defense

Congratulations to Tobias Appel!

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Open Access

  • Goldberg, P., Schwerter, J., Seidel, T., Müller, K., & Stürmer, K. (2021). How does learners’ behavior attract preservice teachers’ attention during teaching? Teaching and Teacher Education, 97, Article 103213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103213 
  • Fischer, C., Fishman, B., & Schoenebeck, S. (2019). New contexts for professional learning: Analyzing high school science teachers’ engagement on Twitter. AERA Open, 5(4), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858419894252