LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Joseph Ferdinand, M.Sc.

The focus of my research is the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in education both as a learning tool (for teaching and learning) and as a research instrument (facilitating the reproduction and the manipulation of different aspects of teaching). My overall goal is to use the full potential of VR to examine under what conditions students learn most effectively and study how different settings and didactic approaches facilitate learning.

This academic research topic goes hand in hand with LEAD’s mission: to foster interdisciplinary cooperation, to support high quality empirical research – through its PhD Training Program and its large organisational resources - and to contribute to national and international education policy through publications of empirical evidence regarding “the best” approaches in education.

Curriculum Vitae

since 04/2018
Research Assistant

Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

2015 - 2018
Psychosocial Counselor

Die Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e. V.

2014 - 2018
M. Sc. Psychology

Leipzig University

2012 - 2013
Academic Assistant

Department of Social Psychology, Heidelberg University

2005 - 2010
Foundation Studies in Human and Social Sciences and basic studies in Psychology

State University of Haiti