Welcome to the Chemistry Education Group

  • What is going on in learners when they deal with chemical problems?
  • How can teachers find out what ideas their learners have about chemical issues?
  • How can learners be motivated to deal with chemistry?
  • How can learners be facilitated in their approach to chemistry?

These and other questions are addressed by our working group, about which you will find more information on the following pages.

Current research topics - Our research is currently focused on the following projects

Virtual Reality

By means of VR technology, new approaches can also be created to things that are not accessible to the senses and thus support the understanding of chemistry, especially visually. Therefore, VR environments are being developed and their effects on the understanding of chemistry are being investigated.

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Image: aus Nanome

Contemporary Science in Teacher Education

The linking of studying chemistry and current chemical research shall contribute to a stronger connection of the subject as well as the subject’s education and shall support students in their professional development through the teaching of contemporary chemical content.

Contemporary Science in Teacher Education: More Infos

Mathematical models in chemistry teaching

For a more conscious handling of mathematical models, these are developed by learners themselves in order to explain chemical facts or solve problems.
Action research focusing on participation and subject education is used to investigate how mathematical modeling can be taught in chemistry and how understanding in the area of modeling processes can be optimally promoted.

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Concept Map zur Organischen und Physikalischen ChemieImage: aus XMind

Interconnection of chemical subject content in the teacher training program

By means of concept maps, the intra- and interdisciplinary interconnections of the contents of studying chemistry shall be clarified and conveyed. Additional eye-tracking studies will be used to analyze the effects of the concept maps on students' understanding of the interconnections.

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Cartoon des Podcasts Chemiegeflüster mit einem Molekül sowie Mareike Frevert und Natalie AhneImage: Martina Freitag

Podcast "Chemiegeflüster"

Podcast on digital teaching and learning in the chemistry classroom.

Podcast "Chemiegeflüster": Forward

Linking engineering and natural science in a "nano" student laboratory

It is questionable whether science and technology can still be clearly separated in today's world. Making learners aware of the connection between the two subjects as early as the experimentation phase creates a completely new understanding of subject-specific interrelationships and is used profitably in English-speaking countries. In this project, this concept shall be adapted for Germany.

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Nanosciences in teacher education

The project will investigate to what extent the "nano-level" can facilitate students’ understanding when viewing the world in the teaching of chemistry, which usually takes place either at the macroscopic or directly at the atomic level.

Nanosciences in teacher education: Read More

Mentoring consultation

Chemistry education participates in the mentoring program for students in department 10. Students who are interested or seek advice can make use of our mentoring consultation hours:

During the lecture period on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. and of course additionally after having arranged an individual appointment.

You are also welcome to drop by "just because" - if we have time, we will answer your questions then as well.