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Educational Neuroscience - brain, learning and development

How can developmental and biological perspectives help us understand learning and behavior of children and adolescents in educational contexts? Our research focuses on social-emotional, motivational and meta-cognitive factors to understand what is needed for children to do well and feel well in school....

Educational governance, identity and diversity

The research on ‘Educational governance, identity and diversity’, chaired by Professor dr. Melanie Ehren and Professor Johannes Drerup spans educational governance of schools and systems in the widest sense, including leadership and management of schools, functioning of school boards and educational networks ...

Learning Sciences

How can learning processes be optimised in various contexts? The research in Learning Sciences is aimed at facilitating educational improvements with scientific insights in collaboration with practice...

Motivation for lifelong learning– Developing “students for life”

How can we motivate students and adults to become lifelong learners, particularly in the health professions? Our group aims to understand how we can develop ‘students for life’ who are intrinsically motivated learners ...

Child rearing

How can parents and teachers help children to find their place within society and become the persons they want to be? Broadly speaking, parents and teachers provide control and protection, guidance of children’s learning, entry within peer groups, and create a nurturing family and school climate ...