Tiemann Chemistry      Education Lab


NEWS


Conference

March 2019

Marvin Rost and Prof Tiemann present at the international NARST conference in Baltimore, USA,  the results of their study on the role of models for scientific thinking in chemistry.

They can successfully demonstrate in this quantitative study that the novel application of this theoretical approach is sustainable and can serve as a basis for the further development of an approach to mental modelling in chemistry. 


Publication

February 2019

How scientifically "think" teacher students in chemistry? Ines Sonnenschein, Ph.D. , Prof. Koenen (TU Munich) and Prof. Tiemann are investigating this question in a recent paper published by Waxmann. In the explorative study, students are observed while conducting several experimental tasks. A coding manual is developed, which provides conclusions about the knowledge processes taking place. The aim is to make typical processes and patterns in the processing of such experimental tasks describable. 

 


Workshop

July 2019

Dr. Mark Winterbotton (University of Cambridge) and Elizabeth McGregor Jacobites (WonderWorld Sciences) visited T-CEL and participated in a two-day workshop "Perspectives on problem solving".

They presented the "Tinkering" approach with a practical example and then discussed the conceptual differences and similarities to traditional problem solving approaches with the group.



RESearch


Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Tiemann

Head of the Chemistry Education Lab

The research program of the Tiemann Chemistry Education Lab has a strong commitment to knowledge acquisition by problem solving. In quantitative studies with technology based tools the focus is on describing, assessing and supporting  the fundamental mechanism behind this process.  

 

 

"We only think when we are confronted with problems."

(John Dewey)

 

 

Combined with the use of experiments and the use of mental models to understand  core concepts of Chemistry, the research program empowers the Tiemann Chemistry Education Lab  theory driven and empirically founded to investigate students' thinking individually or in classrooms. Alumni group members serve as Professors, for Science Outreach Organizations or as Chemistry Teachers.


ACADEMICS



Bachelor

The Chemistry Education Lab at Humboldt-University serves more than 100 students at K-12 (Sekundarstufe) and primary level (Primarstufe) each year through a diverse portfolio of theoretical background knowledge and first practical learning experiences. 


Master

The professional learning program is designed to improve the skills and competencies in creating innovative learning environments and to learn first teaching experiences. Up to 10 students per year have the chance to finish their studies in T-CEL with a thesis (M.Ed.). 


Get in touch

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Chemistry

Brook-Taylor Str. 2

12489 Berlin

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Room 3´05 

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