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Information about Dr. Kathrin Viehrig's research projects

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


Completed projects 

 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