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The research group »Research on Teachers and Teacher Education with Special Emphasis on Subject Didactics« conducts research- and development-projects. On these pages we inform about current and finished projects that are conducted at the Institute of Education and at the Tuebingen School of Education.



Mentor-Mentee-Relationship in a Long Term Internships (MEET)

The ›Teaching Workshop‹ (Lehr:werkstatt) is an alternative long-term school internship for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed. for Secondary Schools). Instead of conducting their regular three-week school internship, students who take part in the Teaching Workshop, work with their mentoring teacher as a tandem in class for one whole school year (1 day per week). They take part in class life and they experience every day work of a teacher throughout the year. They thus have the possibility to develop their teaching skills gradually in various forms of tandem teaching. In this way, both students and teachers benefit from this internship. The internship is complemented by three workshops and a class every other week at the University. In Bavaria, the Teaching Workshop has been introduced at four locations since 2011: Munich, Würzburg, Passau and Erlangen-Nuremberg. At the University of Tübingen, the program started in 2016. A special feature of the internship is the close work relationship between mentoring teacher and student. Research on Teachers and Teacher Education points to the importance of the relationship quality for the professionalization of students. A balance of support and challenge is seen as an important indicator of a successful internship. An interdisciplinary qualitative study will examine the relationship between the quality of the relationship as well as the given support and challenge. To this end, several preliminary and follow-up discussions of lessons are recorded, transcribed and analyzed through discourse analysis. Project assistant at the Tübingen School of Education (TüSE) is Dr. Kathrin Wenz.

Project Team Members (CV)

Dr. Kathrin Wenz

Since 9/2016: Research Fellow, Tübingen School of Education, Lehr:werkstatt (Alternative School Internship), Internships in general
2014-2016: Lecturer (DAAD) at the University of Poitiers, France
2011-2014: PhD (Dr. phil.), Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
2010-2011: Research Fellow, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
11/2009: Teaching Degree, (1. Staatsexamen Lehramt)
2003-2009: Teaching Degree Studies: Spanish and French in Heidelberg, Lyon and Madrid



Wenz, K., & Cramer, C. (accepted). Die Mentoren-Mentee-Beziehung in schulpraktischen Studien. Theoretische Modellierung und Operationalisierung. Zeitschrift für empirische Hochschulforschung, 3(1).


Educational Research and Governance. 82. Tagung der Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung (AEPF) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) in Tübingen: Die Mentoren-Mentee-Beziehung in schulpraktischen Studien: Modellierung und Operationalisierung. [Vortrag in Symposium]



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 interests are the teaching profession and the professionalisation in teacher education.


Research on teachers and teacher education has the goal to understand who teachers are, in which context they are working and how they can be educated best.


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