Prof. Dr. Angela Sandmann

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Scientific Vita
1990 Teacher of Biology and Chemistry, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald
1995 Ph.D. in Didactics of Biology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald
1995–2003 Research Assistant at Leibnitz Institute for Science Education (IPN) at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
2003-2004 Professor (C3) of Biology and its Didactics at the University of Dortmund
seit 2004 Professor (C3) of Biology and its Didactics at the University of Dortmund
Awards, patents
2007 Teaching Award of the University of Duisburg-Essen
Fields of Interests
  • Learning strategies and problem solving, expertise research,
  • Diagnosis and development of competencies, Video analysis of biology lessons,
  • Context-oriented learning in the subject of Biology
  • Teacher professionalization and teacher training
Professional Activities
2001-2009 Member of the Management Board of the Group Didactics of Biology in VBIO and vice chairman (2005-2007)
2004-present Member of the DFG Research Unit 511 and the DFG-Post-Graduate
Programme “Naturwissenschaftlicher Unterricht” [“Science Education”] at the University of Duisburg-Essen
2004-2006 Member of the supervision team of the Ministry of Education of North Rhine-Westphalia supervising the generating of core curricula for years 5-10 in biology, chemistry and physics
2006-present Reviewer for the Journal for Didactics of Science (ZfDN)
2007-present DFG reviewer
2007 Reviewer for the establishment of structured doctoral colleges at colleges of education in Baden-Wuerttemberg
2008-present Founding Member of the Centre of Empirical Educational Research
2008-2010 Vice dean of studies at the department of Biology and Geography at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Current Research Projects

  • Research Group and Graduate School "Teaching and Learning Science" (nwu-essen)
  • GanzIn
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  • BMBF-Project "Biology in Context"
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