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Fall semester 2010 started

By | 2010-09-14T10:32:06+01:00 September 14th, 2010|PhD, Teaching|

The new semester started and I’m looking forward to an interesting seminar on “Successful Learning – An introduction to applied learning psychology” that I’m teaching.

Also, I’m preparing two hypotheses that are required for my defense in addition to my thesis. Furthermore, I’m working on a paper that I wish to submit soon.

There are many to do’s on my list for this semester. 🙂

On your marks, get set, go!

First Service Learning Project (Fall term 2009) finished!

By | 2015-12-06T14:58:39+00:00 March 5th, 2010|Project, Teaching|

Today, we handed over the final reports of the two school projects that were conducted from October 2009 to December 2009 at the Elisabeth school in Mannheim. The reports contain a detailed description of the project as well as the results that were revealed. The pupils and the school principals were very excited about it.

I am very happy that both projects came to a successful end! Thanks to all students who invested so much time and effort in this undertaking.
I hope that the pupils and teachers find our suggestions and our findings helpful!

A very amusing and good statistics book

By | 2015-12-06T14:59:01+00:00 February 18th, 2010|Books and Papers|

I highly recommend this book on statistics and on how to use SPSS! You have never laughed so much and learned so much about statistics and SPSS at the same time. The previous edition of this book is also available in our university library.

Field, A. P. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS: and sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll (3rd edition). London: Sage.

New Service Learning Project

By | 2015-12-06T14:59:25+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Project, Teaching|

A new Service Learning Project will start next week. The cooperation school is the “Liselotte-Gymnasium” in Mannheim. I’m very excited about this new project.

Students will teach 10th grade pupils of a chemistry class a learning strategy using different instruction methods.

It’ll be a very elaborate but also fun project! I expect students and pupils to benefit a lot from this experience!

Talk accepted!!!

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 January 18th, 2010|Conference and Talks, PhD|

I will give a talk on my dissertation at the TeaP 2010 in SaarbrĂźcken. The title of my talk is “Distributed practice in school: The role of storage and retrieval processes in the lag effect”!
I’m looking forward to the conference!!!


By | 2015-12-06T15:01:07+00:00 November 30th, 2009|Dates|

I’ll be on vacation from December 14th, 2009 to January 7th, 2010 but you can send me an email if you want to get a hold of me!

School Projects

By | 2009-10-06T13:38:16+01:00 October 6th, 2009|Project, Study|

Both school projects that my students and I planned in September have just started last Monday.

The projects are quite challenging and offer a great opportunity for the students to learn more about the implementation of learning strategies and the interaction with pupils in the school environment. Furthermore, the pupils, teachers, and school principals are curious about the project outcomes.

The projects will run from October to the end of November. Thus, first results are expected in December.

I’m looking forward to a successful project realization!


ESCoP 2009, Krakow

By | 2009-09-04T09:50:17+01:00 September 4th, 2009|Conference and Talks, PhD|

Yesterday was my poster presentation which was successful and fun. I talked for about 2 hours with a Ph.D student from France who is also engaged in distributed practice. We had a fruitful discussion about the problems and the challenges in this research field. It was super nice to talk to someone who is interested in the same thing.

I hope that we keep in touch. 🙂

In general, the conference is going well. In addition, the venue and the city are amazing and I’m looking forward to the next two days.