LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Leonie Jacob, M.Sc.

Research Interest

I am interested in analyzing new teaching and learning methods with the aim to support students to acquire knowledge and to promote individual learning. In my research project, I focus on the instructional method “Learning by explaining”. Explaining learned material should support the learning process. I investigate the effect of different modalities of explanations on students’ comprehension. I empirically analyze this topic in a practical-orientated context.

Working together with LEAD enables me to get in contact with schools in Baden-Württemberg and supports my practice-orientated research. Additionally, LEAD offers me the opportunity to meet researches who share my research interests so that new ideas can be developed and current issues can be discussed.

Intersection 1: Learning Processes and Outcomes

Supervisors: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Lachner, Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter

Curriculum Vitae

since 2017

Associated with the Tübingen School of Education (TüSE) and with the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, Tübingen

since 2017

PhD candidate at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen


Master of Science in empirical educational research and psychology, University of Tübingen


Student research assistant at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen


Semester abroad, Science of education, University Córdoba, Spain


Bachelor of Arts in psychology and science of education, University of Erfurt