Education, School, and Behaviour Faculty of Philosophy

Research Laboratory MasterMind

The professionalisation of teachers requires a self-critical and evaluative attitude towards their own patterns of action and professional work routines. This is the only way that teachers can repeatedly review their own actions and weigh up improvements during their many years in the profession. The objectives of the "MasterMind Research Laboratory" are therefore to provide research-methodological support for the Master's thesis in teaching and to promote a research-oriented attitude among students of teaching.

Duration
07/2016 - 07/2019

Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) :
500 000 Euro

Project management

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernadette Gold
Associate Professorship for Professional Development and Didactics of Teacher Education (Faculty of Education)

Team

Norbert Graebel

Thomas Bock

The professionalisation of teachers requires a self-critical and evaluative attitude towards their own patterns of action and professional work routines. This is the only way that teachers can repeatedly review their own actions and weigh up improvements during their many years in the profession. Accordingly, research-methodological knowledge, scientific thinking and evidence-oriented action, but also positive attitudes towards science and research are important and necessary so that (prospective) teachers can acquire reflection and problem-solving skills and participate in scientific (method-oriented) discourse.

The objectives of the MasterMind Research Laboratory are therefore to provide research-methodological support for the Master's thesis in teaching and to promote a research-oriented attitude among students of teaching.

The research laboratory focuses on the development, implementation and systematic evaluation of support services for students in the form of seminars, workshops and individual counselling, which mainly relate to the methodological conceptualisation and the scientific implementation and design of the Master's thesis.

Furthermore, learning environments are conceptualised and evaluated according to the didactic principles of research-based learning together with other actors in teacher education, in which students can train scientific thinking and action, e.g. together with cooperation schools in practical research communities.

The research project is part of the research network QUALITEACH.

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Empirical Educational Research