Tiemann Chemistry      Education Lab


New Publication

October 2023



The Master's thesis by Lars Mariot (now Primo-Levi-Gymnasium, Berlin), supervised by Prof. Koenen 

(formerly T-CEL, now TU Munich) and Prof. Tiemann, was published in the renowned journal "The European Educational Researcher" 🎉. 


Koenen, J., Mariot, L. & Tiemann, R. (2023). Paper-based vs. Digital glossaries in laboratory scrips. The european educational researcher, (pp.79-99) https://doi.org/10.31757/euer.632





NEW T-CEL Workshop

November 2023


We are pleased to announce a new workshop on the use of AI tools in scientific writing:

 Technological progress and, in particular, the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are influencing science and scientific work. In this workshop, we would like to discuss the possibilities and limits of AI in the context of scientific work and explore them ourselves using examples. Using selected tools, we will work together to determine whether and how AI tools can be effectively and responsibly integrated into scientific work and scientific writing.

The workshop is aimed at interested science students and will take place in person. Please register by email to Prof. Tiemann by 13. 12.


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ines Sonnesschein

Date: 18.12  

Time: 10:30 to 15:00

Location: Zum Großen Windkanal 6 D-12489 Berlin





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 mechanisms 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, to investigate students' thinking individually or in classrooms. Alumni group members serve as Professors, for Science Outreach Organizations or as Chemistry Teachers.



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. 


From students for students (in german): Video


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.).


From students for students (in german): Video

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Chemistry

Brook-Taylor Str. 2

12489 Berlin



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Newton-Str. 14

Room 3´05 


Wednesday 8-12

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