First Academic Year @ University of Dundee Completed!

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 June 3rd, 2016|Conference and Talks, General, Teaching|

Hooray! My first academic year at the University of Dundee is over! It has been a rollercoaster and a steep learning curve. I had to create all my lectures from scratch and get used to a new university system. Although it was incredibly stressful at times, I feel that it boosted my professional development as a teacher.

Since teaching is done for this academic year, I have some time to focus on some research projects and scholarship activities. I have two very interesting Teaching & Learning conferences lined up: One in June at the University of Stirling and one in October at the University of Southampton. At the latter one, I am co-running a workshop with Yana Weinstein from University of Massachusetts Lowell. This will be exciting! You can find more info about it here!

In order to promote Teaching & Learning research and activities, I have established a message board in our Psychology Department (see picture). You’ll find it on the forth floor of the Scrymgeour Building! If you are around, come and check it out! If you have questions, contact me any time.

Enjoy the summer!

Semester is over!

By | 2015-12-06T14:49:30+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Teaching, University|

The winter/fall semester is over! My course on “Human-Computer Interaction” was a success and I had a lot of fun exploring this new topic together with my students. I wish all University of Mannheim students good luck on their final exams!

Back in Germany…

By | 2012-10-05T19:41:06+01:00 August 9th, 2012|Project, Teaching|

…and many things on my to do list. The two most important points are the preparation of an all-new seminar on human-computer interaction and the writing of a research grant.

Deadlines are coming closer! Back to work!


Teaching Prize

By | 2017-06-14T20:44:00+01:00 May 12th, 2011|Awards and Fellowships, Teaching|

Thank you to the psychology student association and all my students for awarding me the teaching prize in the category “Best Seminar” for my seminar “Partner Choice and Relationships”!

I’m super happy about this and I very much appreciate this award!

And the semester starts…

By | 2011-02-14T10:55:14+00:00 February 14th, 2011|General, Teaching|

Today, the new semester starts at the University of Mannheim. The next 4 months will be quite exciting. I’m looking forward to teaching a new seminar. It’ll be challenging but fun. Also, I will start working on a second manuscript that I would like to publish. Besides research and teaching, I’m training for the half marathon that I would like to run on May 21 in Mannheim.

I wish everyone a successful semester!

End of semester…

By | 2015-12-06T14:57:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2010|Teaching|

The semester is coming to an end: One more week! It has been a great semester. I had fun with the seminar I gave on “Successful learning”. In the last seminar session, students are going to work in small groups and conceptualize a learning plan for the coming term based on the things they have learned in the seminar. I’m very much looking forward to their ideas. Also, it’ll be interesting to see what they have learned and if they are able to apply this knowledge.

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!