The first junior research group was established in 2013 at the DIE. The group is managed by Dr. Annika Goeze. It focuses on "Professional Competences of Continuing Educators" and is thematically connected to the department Teaching, Learning, Counselling within the DIE Research Sector.

Based on independent and cooperative third-party funds contributed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Leibniz ScienceCampus Tübingen as well as on own funds, the group supervisor counsels three doctoral candidates, several master candidates, student apprentices as well as student assistants. The group studies professional competences of continuing educators within five research projects with various different methodological and content-related perspectives. Research designs are mostly qualitative and quantitative and include explorative, hypothesising research as well as hypothesis testing (quasi) experimental intervention and implementation studies and test structures

The focus is on

  1. personal diagnostic competences and recruiting practice of continuing educators in selecting teachers, trainers and counsellors (project)
  2. developing a tool for assessing teachers' education-psychological knowledge, which can evaluate the generic origin of this knowledge, i.e. inter-educational and inter-disciplinary (project)
  3. effects of video case-based learning on teachers' competences to diagnose teaching-learning situations (project)
  4. prerequisites for enabling field practitioners to successfully implement evidence-based concepts (project)
  5. relation between counsellors' individual prerequisites and their user behaviour in competence assessment processes (project)

Due to thematic and methodological overlaps, young researchers benefit from synergies and multiple assistance. Within the group for young researchers, the doctoral candidates participate in academic continuing education and training in two defined, closely linked academic projects - a research projects and the related dissertation. Demand and support should be balanced by

  • individual weekly meetings with the head of the junior research group
  • tailored personnel development measures, which are cooperatively defined in regular feedback and development meetings every three to four months
  • internal personnel development meetings of the entire group on academic key competences
  • participation in the DIE programme for structured postgraduate education
  • participation in external methodological workshops
  • individual support with developing German and English publications as well as national and international conference presentations
  • individual career planning,



Dr. Annika Goeze


Letzte Änderung: 20/03/2018