Education, School, and Behaviour

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The university’s research focus "Education", which was established in 2008 alongside the research focus "Religion" at the University of Erfurt, has developed dynamically in recent years and is based on the interaction of research on education, school and behaviour. This involves research into the acquisition of competencies and the question of the conditions these acquisition is based on. This concerns language and decision making development, questions of inclusion and learning as well as health and media. In its breadth of content, its methodological diversity and homogeneity, the research focus at the University of Erfurt is increasingly popular among early stage researchers. This allows for a constant reflection on structural developments in research and teaching, especially in the Faculties of Education and Economics, Law and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Philosophy.

Projects of the research focus (German only)


How can energy be saved or produced in an environmentally friendly way? This question has become more urgent than ever, not least due to the noticeable progress of climate change and the Ukraine war. One possible answer is to invest in renewable…

How does science really think and work? Tilman Betsch, Professor of Social, Organizational and Economic Psychology at the University of Erfurt, addresses this question in his new publication "Science matters! Wissenschaftlich statt querdenken"…

The International Day of Language Development Disorders (DLD awareness day) will take place this year on 14 October. Once again, language development disorders are to be made better known to the general public through various activities. The…

A new episode of our science podcast "WortMelder" has just been released. In our eighth episode, we talk to Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch about the topic "Health communication – thinking from the human perspective".

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