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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?


Binder, K., & Cramer, C. (2021). Digitalisierung in der Fachliteratur zum Lehrer*innenberuf. Eine Bestandsaufnahme und Verhältnisbestimmung mittels critical review. Herausforderung Lehrer*innenbildung, 4(1), 329–343.

Binder, K., & Cramer, C. (2020). Digitalisierung im Lehrer*innenberuf: Heuristik der Bestimmung von Begriff und Gegenstand. In K. Kaspar, M. Becker-Mrotzek, S. Hofhues, J. König & D. Schmeinck (Hrsg.), Bildung, Schule, Digitalisierung (pp. 401–407). Münster: Waxmann. 



Dr. Colin Cramer is professor of research on teachers and teacher education with special emphasis on subject-matter teaching and learning. He is member of the ›Institute of Education‹ as well as of the ›Tuebingen School of Education‹. His research focusses on systematic and empirical research in the field of education. Special emphasis is placed on the teaching profession, teacher education, and educational leadership.


The aim of the research is to make systematic and basic theoretical as well as empirical contributions to questions of education. Research on teachers and teacher education as a focal point has the aim to understand who teachers and school leaders are, under which circumstances they work and how they can be prepared for their tasks appropriately in initial teacher education as well as in further professional development.


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Prof. Dr. Colin Cramer
University of Tuebingen
Tuebingen School of Education
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