On these pages the research group »Research on Teachers and Teacher Education« informs about current and finished research projects.
Digitalization in the Teaching Profession (DiLL)
The research project deals with the advancing digitalization in the teaching profession. It is unclear what exactly is meant when publications refer to digitalization. A systematizing overview is pending. In a first step this desideratum is addressed via a heuristic which is generated through an interdisciplinary synopsis and distinguishes between two perspectives, a perspective of reference and a perspective of process. As a next step, this theoretical frame is used as a starting point for a systematic review of first the German and then the international literature. The systematic review is able to describe the prominence of different discourses, connotations and research topics and how, if at all, they are interconnected. In a third step, teachers will be interviewed about their beliefs, interpretations and connotations of the digital, for example when dealing with e-portfolios. Hence, the key research questions are: How can the term and the object of digitalization be understood and how do (prospective) teachers frame it correspondingly?