Data base

Find out more about our research activities: Our data base provides you with a variety of research projects and different results.

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Teams of university-based (PH) lecturers and field-based lecturers

Collaboration between university-based (PH) lecturers and field-based lecturers enables a very close connection to be established between the two separate learning locations (school and university), thereby further developing and strengthening teacher vocational training.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Samuel Krattenmacher
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The professional skills required of physical education teachers

Physical education is central to promoting sporting abilities and exercise. To ensure the high quality and further development of PE teaching, we need more knowledge on the conditions required for, and the effects of, good PE teaching.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler
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«Tell me about the environment»

The Storytelling project combines the telling of stories with early scientific education for pupils from grades 1 to 3. Central to the concept are the experiences of the literary figures in the stories.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
Prof. Dr. Florian Rietz
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The use and the prognostic value of test results in the context of vocational training (NuPrA)

The project is divided into two phases: a preliminary study and a main study (to begin in 2019). The project’s goals are (a) to analyse how test results and Jobskills profiles are used by pupils, and in some cases by teachers and training institutions, when making decisions on suitable vocational training options; (b) to examine the predictive power of test results and of their correlation with Jobskills profiles in terms of promoting pupils’ successful entry into and performance during foundational vocational training; and (c) to develop a model for using test results in practice.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Institute for Educational Assessment
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Anja Gebhardt
Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber
Fachstelle für Berufsspezifische Sprachkompetenzen von Sprachenlehrpersonen
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Centre for Teachers’ Language Competences

The specialist unit provides research, development, consulting and training services in the field of occupation-specific language skills (in both foreign languages and the respective language of schooling) for teachers. Its activities pick up on preliminary projects financed by the Federal Office of Culture that sought to develop occupation-specific language skills profiles for foreign language teachers.

Institut
Institute for Language Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Lukas Bleichenbacher
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Class teams

This project looks at pupils’ attention and work-related behaviour in various subjects. It examines whether the length of time spent actively learning differs from subject to subject. Do pupils spend more time actively learning in craft, design and technology lessons than they do in German or English lessons, for example? 
Because these subjects tend to be taught by different teachers, the project seeks to find out to what extent the different teachers collaborate and discuss their pupils’ progress and behaviour.

Institut
Institute for Research into Teaching and Learning
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt
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Context-Based Learning and Transfer in Science Education

Out-of-school learning places (OSLePs) for the sciences allow pupils from primary through to upper secondary school to experience laboratory work and make use of different learning materials.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
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Didactics for support-oriented aptitude diagnostics (F3K)

Providing pupils with individualised support is becoming increasingly important. F3K seeks to create the didactic basis for using aptitude diagnostics data to provide pupils with targeted support.

Institut
Institute for Educational Assessment
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber
Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler
Projekt MEXISTE PHSG
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MEXISTE

PHSG students on programmes of a scientific nature complete two laboratory classes during their first year.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
Prof. Dr. Robbert Smit
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Profession-specific didactics in Switzerland – development of scientific skills

The overall objective of this project is to establish a competence centre for profession-specific didactics. The objective of the “Skill acquisition in vocational training locations” sub-project is to define issues on which the three vocational training locations can work in concert to promote the acquisition of skills, abilities and attitudes. It also aims to demonstrate how students can use KOMPRA to first acquire the skills they need, then apply these skills to solve problems and tasks.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Samuel Krattenmacher
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Active in-class learning and learning success for all (evaluation ALLE) 

Educational research has shown that all pupils benefit greatly from high-quality teaching and lessons designed to facilitate effective learning.

Institut
Institute for Educational Assessment
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler
Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber
ACCOMPAGNA PHSG
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ACCOMPAGNA

Within the ACCOMPAGNA project, students of the PHSG provide training and support to children who have had to flee their own countries.

Institut
Institute for Education and Society
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Sonja Bischoff
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Berzelius

The «Berzelius – high-tech for upper secondary schools» project helps teaching staff at Swiss grammar schools to show where the fields of teaching and professional research connect.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
ESCEAS PHSG
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Development of language-independent curricular elements for the training of language teachers for lower secondary school level (ESCEAS)

This project is dedicated to developing a language-independent teacher training concept for language teaching at lower secondary school level. 

Institut
Institute for Language Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Martin Annen
Kooperative Praxis von Assistenzpersonen und Lehrpersonen im Unterricht der Regelschule (KoPrAss) PHSG
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How teaching assistants and teachers cooperate with each other during lessons (KoPrAss)

The use of teaching assistants is becoming increasingly common in schools. However, most teaching assistants do not have any educational training. Their role is to provide teachers with support in dealing with heterogeneous classes and in integrating children with special needs. 

Institut
Institute for Research into Teaching and Learning
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt
Prof. Dr. Bea Zumwald
SpriKiDS PHSG
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Language support in everyday kindergarten activities using dialect and standard languages (SpriKiDS)

In the Lake Constance region, an area characterised by dialects, education approaches are posed with the question of whether it makes more sense for a teacher to communicate with pupils in dialect or in standard language, especially when dealing with multilingual children.

Institut
Institute for Research into Teaching and Learning
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt