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Research and Development

Our research focuses on

  • Development of professionalism of teachers (focus on development of reflection and critical faculties as well as digital competencies)
  • Media-supported learning, teaching and materiality
  • Teaching and learning research in MINT fields 
  • Research and development of innovative teaching and learning concepts, settings and materials

Overview of current research projects

  • "Hacking Innovative Pedagogies: Digital Education Rewilded" (HIP) - Optimisation of digital capacities in higher education, 31.05.2022-30.05.2025, financed by Erasmus+
  • "Digitale Kompetenzen in der Lehrerbildung" (DiCoTe) - Digitization in teacher education, 01.09.2020-28.02.2023, financed by Erasmus+
  • "Geschichten aus der Schule" - Video-Fallarchiv für die Lehrer*innenausbildung
  • "Momentaufnahmen aus der Schule" (Snapshots from School - In Times of Crisis) - Examining the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on creativity, flexibility, and innovation in education, as of 2021
  • GRAZiL - Internationalisation of teacher training & video case archive. Model project for the internationalisation of teacher training at the University of Leipzig and the Karl Franzens University of Graz
  • makingAchange (mAc) - "Development and testing of innovative methods for establishing research-education cooperations on the topics of climate change and sustainability in Austria", 01.01.2020-07.2023

Overview of completed research projects

  • "Digital? Sicher!" (Digital competence training for children and young people) - Cyber Security App for Digital Competencies, 01.01.2020-31.03.2022, financed by Zukunftsfonds Land Steiermark 
  • "Change the Story" - Digital Storytelling in climate lessons with four EU-partner, 01.09.2019-31.08.2022, financed by Erasmus+
  • "Habitus.Macht.Bildung" - Educational pathways and social inequalities of students (Lehramtstudierende), 01.07.2019-31.12.2021, financed by project funds for "Heterogenität im Lehramt 2", Target and performance agreement of the University of Graz
  • "ATEMPGRAD" - PocketEthoLab for science education, 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2020, financed by Horizon2020/FET Launchpad
  • Stipendien für zwei Masterarbeiten aus dem HFDT-Netzwerk (Human Factor in Digital Transformation) on the topics "Virtual learning environments - digital materials from museums" and "Artificial intelligence in the classroom - using a chatbot to increase learning success", 07.09.2020-07.02.2021, financed by BANDAS-Center and Centre for Information Modellling of the University of Graz 

Head of Department

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Kathrin Marie Otrel-Cass

Institut für Bildungsforschung und PädagogInnenbildung

Phone:+43 316 380 - 3837

Nach Vereinbarung

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