In geography/ social studies education, I focus on students’ and teachers’ conceptions, thinking skills, beliefs and practices as well as on media (digital & hands-on). I’ve been interested in intercultural education since I was in college, so diversity in education is important.
In Jewish education, I currently focus on teachers’ conceptions of Judaism as well as Public Judaism.
Current research projects
Teacher Concepts of Digital Tools in Education (#TCDTE)
Trends in International Geography Assessment (TIGAS)
Choices in teacher education
Teachers’ conceptions of Judaism
Teachers’ beliefs on diversity
Young Scientists as Change Explorers: Students Evaluating Environmental Change in Europe with Digital Space Technologies (YCHANGE)
Learning to understand the earth – Using modern satellite image technology for earth observation for adolescents (Space4Geography)
#IPGESTE 2016 Conference
Sun is life (SIL) – Primary school students become energy experts
Shaping the future (StF) – Discovering renewable energy with children
Theory-guided survey of competency levels within the framework of probabilistic measurement models – a contribution to building a Heidelberg Inventory of Geographic System Competency (HEIGIS)
Exploring the effects of GIS use on students’ achievement in geography
Indians in Karlsruhe – survey and development of teaching material for primary school