Welcome to the Chemistry Education Group at Universität Hamburg
In the chemistry education group, we focus on teaching and learning science for different age groups. We are particularly interested in early science education. Thus, we conduct research on science-specific learning environments in preschool and at home and on how these learning opportunities influence the development of basic science knowledge and interest of children of preschool age. Understanding early educational processes is important because general and domain-specific competencies of young children are regarded as highly relevant to educational processes at school.
Preschool and school teachers’ professional competencies are an important factor in learning environments. Our researchers explore development and effects of preschool and school teachers' professional competencies, instructional quality, and children's learning processes in the context of science education.
In addition to empirical research, we are also involved in developing and implementing learning environments for preschoolers and students or in the context of professional development. These learning environments are often linked with the research projects.