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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.



Systematization of Research on Teachers and Teacher Education (SYSTEM)

Research on teachers and teacher education is an important field of educational research. There is a lack of a systematic of this multi-disciplinary research field that allows a synopsis of the largely isolated results from the single scientific disciplines. To identify references and synergies, the project aims at the systematization of the research on teachers and teacher education in educational sciences and subject didactics. So far, heuristic systematics for topics, methods, author characteristics and paradigms in research have been developed on the basis on science theory, sociology of science and an analysis of already existing classifications. The theoretically founded heuristic systematics have then been empirically validated by using them to code relevant scientific articles in major educational journals with appropriate reliability. The next step is to apply this stable systematic to a large stock of literature to describe the international research field significantly. Based on a better understanding of the research field, unnecessary redundancy can be avoided, gaps in research can be identified and filled and collaborations between disciplines can be established.


Cramer, C. (2018). Zum Verhältnis von Erziehungswissenschaft und Lehrerbildung. Implikationen für die Professionalität im Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerberuf. In J. Böhme, C. Cramer & C. Bressler (Hrsg.), Erziehungswissenschaft und Lehrerbildung im Widerstreit!? Verhältnisbestimmungen, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven (S. 103–118). Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.

Cramer, C. (2018). Entwicklung einer Systematik erziehungs- und bildungswissenschaftlicher Forschungsfelder – aufgezeigt am Beispiel der Forschung zum Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerberuf. In M. Lüders & W. Meseth (Hrsg.), Theorieentwicklungen in der Erziehungswissenschaft Befunde – Problemanzeigen – Desiderata (S. 127–141). Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt.

Cramer, C. (2016). Forschung zum Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerberuf. Systematisierung und disziplinäre Verortung eines weiten Forschungsfeldes. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.
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Erziehungswissenschaft und Lehrerbildung im Widerstreit. Tagung der Kommission »Professionsforschung und Lehrerbildung« der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) in Duisburg-Essen: Erziehungswissenschaft und Lehrer*innenbildung in der Forschung zum Lehrer*innenberuf. [Vortrag im Plenum]



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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Research – Relevance – Responsibility. Exzellenz in der Lehrerbildung – Etablierung innovativer Strukturen an der Tübingen School of Education (TüSE) wird im Rahmen der gemeinsamen Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung von Bund und Ländern aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung gefördert.

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