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Expertise Teams

ET 1: Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of adaptive control and plasticity

Adaptive mechanisms allow cognitive systems to act in a goal- oriented manner in various contexts, including dynamic and conflictual environments.

Speakers: H. Müller, H. Deubel, and C.Leibold

ET 2: Conceptual Development and Conceptual Change

The development of conceptual knowledge during childhood and adolescence and conceptual change in the context of learning and teaching across the lifespan are research focus of this ET.

Speakers: B. Sodian and B. Neuhaus

ET 3: Emotion, Cognition and Learning

Research on the influence of emotion on cognition and learning represents a new field, which is experiencing a rapid surge of interest at an international level.

Speakers: R. Pekrun and A. Frenzel

ET 4: Effective Instruction

Research in this initiative focuses on the basic mechanisms of self-regulation and  the orchestration of self-regulation and other-regulation in learning environments.

Speakers: M. Fischer, B. Neuhaus, and S. Ufer

ET5: Organisational Learning and Learning Social Systems

Research foci comprise evaluation research of social and educational sciences, organizational research of social and organizational psychology, and social sciences research on networks.

Speakers: R. Tippelt, D. Frey, and A. Nassehi

ET 6: Technology-enhanced Learning and Collaboration

In this initiative, the research addresses the question how learning and collaboration can be specifically supported with advanced technologies.

Speakers: F. Fischer, and H. Hussmann

ET 7: Interactional dyadic learning: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives

Research of this initiative is concerned with interactional dyadic learning processes and their developmental consequences across life span and different contexts from a psychological, biological and clinical perspective.[picture provided by Gudrun-Holde Ortner]

Speakers: C. Reck

ET8: Statistical Methods for Measuring Learning and Change

The primary focus of this initiative is the advancement of methodology within the Learning Sciences.

Speakers: M. Heene and H. Küchenhoff