Data base

Find out more about our research activities: Our data base provides you with a variety of research projects and different results.

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Plurilingual Teacher Education

This project examines the plurilingual offer introduced at the PHSG with the new curriculum for secondary school level I in 2017/18.

The first and running part of the project focuses on the lecturers’ actual realization of these plurilingual offers, as well as on the lecturers’ beliefs on plurilingual education.

Subsequently, the project further aims to examine how the lecturers’ plurilingual offers are received and used by the students, what the students’ beliefs on these plurilingual offers are, and how these beliefs change throughout their studies.

The goal of the project is a comprehensive review of the plurilingual language teacher education at the PHSG, in order to determine its added value in comparison to the monolingual education of language teachers.

Ziel des Forschungsprojektes ist somit eine Bestandesaufnahme der mehrsprachigen Ausbildung von Fremdsprachlehrpersonen an der PHSG, um den Mehrwert gegenüber der sprachspezifischen Ausbildung zu evaluieren.

Institut
Institute for Language Teacher Education
Leitung
M.A. Mara De Zanet
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TIP ADULT

Institut
Institute for Educational Assessment
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Michael Kickmeier-Rust
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Formative feedback for mathematical reasoning (FEMAR)

Our study examines the effects of teachers' feedback based on a rubric for mathematical reasoning. Specifically, we observe outcomes related to primary students' achievement, self-regulation, and self-efficacy beliefs. Further, we are interested in differences between teachers' feedback quality. Our sample comprises around 45 classes in two Swiss regions. Feedback is conceptualized as formative feedback for students' learning in classroom situations. Mathematical reasoning is defined according the Swiss curriculum 21 as verifying or falsifying their solutions based on explanations and calculations.

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Language skills assessment of PHSG pre-service teachers

Im Rahmen der Studiengangsreform des Studiengangs Sek I wurde im Studienjahr 2016/17 ein neues Ausbildungsprofil Mehrsprachigkeit / Sprachenlehrperson eingeführt, welches im Kontext des strategischen Handlungsfelds C 15 die bisherige Ausbildung in einzelnen Sprachfächern in eine sprachenübergreifende Ausbildung im Sinne einer Mehrsprachendidaktik zusammenführt. 

Ziel dieses Projektes ist die Erfassung der möglichen Auswirkungen dieser Ausbildungsvariante Mehrsprachigkeit (AVM) auf die sprachlichen Kompetenzen der Studierenden in den einzelnen Zielsprachen. Dazu wurde ein kompetenzorientierter Performanztest entwickelt, um die berufsspezifischen, produktiven sprachlichen Austrittskompetenzen in Englisch- und Französisch der Studierenden der Jahrgänge 14/19 und 15/20 (ursprüngliche Ausbildungsvariante) und 16/21 und 17/22 (AVM) zu erheben und miteinander zu vergleichen. 

Zusätzlich zu den Sprachkompetenzen werden die Sprachenbiographien der Studierenden und die Einstellung gegenüber Mehrsprachigkeit erhoben.

Sprachstanderhebung

Institut
Institute for Language Teacher Education
Leitung
Dr. Thomas Roderer
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Teams of university-based (PH) lecturers and field-based lecturers

Collaboration between university-based (PH) lecturers and field-based lecturers enables a very close connection to be established between the two separate learning locations (school and university), thereby further developing and strengthening teacher vocational training.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Samuel Krattenmacher
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The professional skills required of physical education teachers

Physical education is central to promoting sporting abilities and exercise. To ensure the high quality and further development of PE teaching, we need more knowledge on the conditions required for, and the effects of, good PE teaching.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Dr. phil. Sonja Büchel
Storytelling_Erzähl mir die Umwelt
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«Tell me about the environment»

The Storytelling project combines the telling of stories with early scientific education for pupils from grades 1 to 3. Central to the concept are the experiences of the literary figures in the stories.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
Prof. Dr. Florian Rietz
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The use and the prognostic value of test results in the context of vocational training (NuPrA)

The project is divided into two phases: a preliminary study and a main study (to begin in 2019). The project’s goals are (a) to analyse how test results and Jobskills profiles are used by pupils, and in some cases by teachers and training institutions, when making decisions on suitable vocational training options; (b) to examine the predictive power of test results and of their correlation with Jobskills profiles in terms of promoting pupils’ successful entry into and performance during foundational vocational training; and (c) to develop a model for using test results in practice.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Institute for Educational Assessment
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Anja Gebhardt
Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber
Fachstelle für Berufsspezifische Sprachkompetenzen von Sprachenlehrpersonen
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Centre for Teachers’ Language Competences

The specialist unit provides research, development, consulting and training services in the field of occupation-specific language skills (in both foreign languages and the respective language of schooling) for teachers. Its activities pick up on preliminary projects financed by the Federal Office of Culture that sought to develop occupation-specific language skills profiles for foreign language teachers.

Institut
Institute for Language Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Lukas Bleichenbacher
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Class teams

This project looks at pupils’ attention and work-related behaviour in various subjects. It examines whether the length of time spent actively learning differs from subject to subject. Do pupils spend more time actively learning in craft, design and technology lessons than they do in German or English lessons, for example? 
Because these subjects tend to be taught by different teachers, the project seeks to find out to what extent the different teachers collaborate and discuss their pupils’ progress and behaviour.

Institut
Institute for Research into Teaching and Learning
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Franziska Vogt
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Context-Based Learning and Transfer in Science Education

Out-of-school learning places (OSLePs) for the sciences allow pupils from primary through to upper secondary school to experience laboratory work and make use of different learning materials.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
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Didactics for support-oriented aptitude diagnostics (F3K)

Providing pupils with individualised support is becoming increasingly important. F3K seeks to create the didactic basis for using aptitude diagnostics data to provide pupils with targeted support.

Institut
Institute for Educational Assessment
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber
Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler
Projekt MEXISTE PHSG
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MEXISTE

PHSG students on programmes of a scientific nature complete two laboratory classes during their first year.

Institut
Institute for Science Teacher Education
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Robin
Prof. Dr. Robbert Smit
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Profession-specific didactics in Switzerland – development of scientific skills

The overall objective of this project is to establish a competence centre for profession-specific didactics. The objective of the “Skill acquisition in vocational training locations” sub-project is to define issues on which the three vocational training locations can work in concert to promote the acquisition of skills, abilities and attitudes. It also aims to demonstrate how students can use KOMPRA to first acquire the skills they need, then apply these skills to solve problems and tasks.

Institut
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Samuel Krattenmacher
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Active in-class learning and learning success for all (evaluation ALLE) 

Educational research has shown that all pupils benefit greatly from high-quality teaching and lessons designed to facilitate effective learning.

Institut
Institute for Educational Assessment
Institute of Research on Teaching Profession and on Development of Competencies
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler
Prof. Dr. Jan Hochweber
ACCOMPAGNA PHSG
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ACCOMPAGNA

Within the ACCOMPAGNA project, students of the PHSG provide training and support to children who have had to flee their own countries.

Institut
Institute for Education and Society
Leitung
Prof. Dr. Sonja Bischoff
Prof. Dr. Christian Brühwiler