LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Leonie Jacob, M.Sc.

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.

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

2015-2017
Master of Science

in empirical educational research and psychology, University of Tübingen

2015-2017
Student Research Assistant

at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen

2014-2015
Semester abroad, Science of education

University Córdoba, Spain

2012-2015
Bachelor of Arts in psychology and science of education

University of Erfurt

Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

  • Jacob, L., Lachner, A., & Scheiter, K. (2019, August). Is generating oral explanations more effective than writing explanations? Text difficulty matters. 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Aachen, Germany. [Talk]
  • Jacob, L., Lachner, A., & Scheiter, K. (2019, September). Lernen durch Erklären: Die Schwierigkeit des Lernmaterials moderiert den Effekt des mündlichen und schriftlichen Erklärens. Gemeinsame Tagung der Fachgruppen Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (PaePsy) 2019. Leipzig, Deutschland. [Vortrag]
  • Lachner, A., Richter, J., Jacob, L., Bilgenroth, F., & Scheiter, K. (2019, August). Detrimental effects of constructive learning activities on students’ learning. 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Aachen, Germany. [Talk]
  • Jacob, L., Lachner, A. & Scheiter, K. (2018, August). Oral explaining holds lead over written explaining? Task difficulty matters. European Association for Research on Learning an Instruction (EARLI). Special Interest Group (SIG) 6 & 7: Instructional Design and Technology for 21st Century Learning: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Directions. Bonn. [Talk]