Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Dr. Elke Sumfleth

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1976
    Diplom (Chemistry), Hamburg University
  • 1979
    PhD (Organic Chemistry), Hamburg University (Prof. Dr. H. Paulsen)
  • 1979-1988
    Research Assistant at Essen University, Chemistry Education
  • 1987
    Habilitation (Chemistry Education), Essen University
  • 1988-1990
    Substitute Professor of Vocational Education with Specialisation in Cosmetics/Hairdressing, Essen University
  • 1990-2004
    Associate Professor of Chemistry Education, Essen University
  • 2002
    Offer of a Full Professorship in Science Education, Stockholm Institute of Education, Sweden, declined
  • 2004
    Offer of a Full Professorship in Science Education, Hamburg University, declined
  • 2004-present
    Full Professor of Chemistry Education, Duisburg-Essen University
  • 2004-2013
    Head of the DFG Research Training Group 902
    "Teaching and Learning of Science"
  • 2015-
    Head of the DFG Research Group 2242
    "Academic learning and academic success during university entry phase in natural and engineering sciences" - Link
  • more

 

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Research Interests

Empirical Research in Chemistry Education

  • Academic Teaching and Learning of Chemistry - more...
  • Competence Measurement - more...
  • Concept Mapping in Chemistry - more...
  • Context-oriented Chemistry Teaching - more...
  • Improvement of Experimental Learning Environments - more...
  • Investigations on Homework Assignments in Chemistry Education - more...
  • Professional Knowledge of Chemistry Teachers - more...
  • Visualisation of Chemical Content- more...
  • Worked-out Examples in Chemistry Teaching - more...

Development and Evaluation of Instructional Materials for Chemistry Lessons

  • Development and Evaluation of Instructional Materials for Science Courses (Grades 5 and 6)
    • My body and I on a trip around the world. - more... (German)
    • Water - many facets of a substance more... (German)
  • Development and evaluation of instructional material for an in-service teacher training
  • Development and Evaluation of Instructional Material for High School Courses (Grades 10-12)
    • Nano-Sciences
  • Quality Management of Central School Leaving Exams (Abitur)

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Collaborative Research Projects

  • Research Training Group 902
    "Teaching and Learning of Science" (nwu-essen)
  • Joint Researcher Training Initiative
    "Finnish-German Research Training Group:
    Research in Teaching and Learning of Science"
  • Research Unit 511
    "Teaching and Learning of Science" (nwu-essen)
  • Evaluation of the German National Educational Standards in Science (ESNaS) - Link
  • Professional Knowledge in Science (ProWiN)
  • Research Group 2242
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    "Academic learning and academic success during university entry phase in natural and engineering sciences" - Link

 

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Research-based Collaborations

  • With following institutions
    • Institute for Educational Progress (IQB), HU Berlin
    • Institute for School Development (IfS), TU Dortmund
    • Finnish Graduate School of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Education
  • With colleagues university-wide
    • Department of Biology and Geography
      • Angela Sandmann
      • Philipp Schmiemann
    • Department of Chemistry
      • Matthias Epple
      • Eckart Hasselbrink
      • Carsten Schmuck
    • Department of Educational Sciences
      • Isabel van Ackeren
      • Detlev Leutner
    • Department of Engineering
      • Matthias Brand
    • Department of Physics
      • Hans E. Fischer
      • Heike Theyssen
    • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Bildungsforschung (IZfB)
  • With colleagues nation-wide
    • Wilfried Bos, IfS, Dortmund
    • Alexander Kauertz, Koblenz-Landau University
    • Jürgen Mayer,  Kassel University
    • Knut Neumann, IPN, Kiel
    • Birgit Neuhaus, LMU, Munich
    • Oliver Tepner, Regensburg University
    • Joachim Wirth, RUB, Bochum
  • With international colleagues
    • Jari Lavonen, Helsinki University, Finland
    • W. Jocherns, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

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Funding

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Bund-Länder-Kommission
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Europäische Union
  • Fonds der chemischen Industrie
  • Forschungspool der Universität Essen
  • Industrieverband Agrar
  • Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen, HU, Berlin
  • Kurt-Hansen-Stiftung
  • Mercator-Stiftung
  • Müller-Reitz-Stiftung
  • Schering-Stiftung
  • Universitätsverbund Multimedia NRW
  • Wella AG

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Teaching Materials – Download for Teachers (German)

  • Worked-Out Examples for Science Courses - Link
  • Instructional Materials for Science Courses (Grades 5 and 6)
    • My body and I on a trip around the world. - pdf-files
    • Water - many facets of a substance - pdf-files
  • Concept Mapping Training - pdf-file
  • Structuring Training - pdf-file
  • Instructional Materials for Science Courses (Grade 7): Experimental Tasks Concerning  Acids and Bases - pdf-file