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Assoc Prof Dr. Julia Schiefer | Science Education Award | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Julia Schiefer, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany

🎓 Dr. Julia Schiefer is a Tenure-Track Professor of Psychology at Ludwigsburg University since 2023, specializing in primary school science education. With a Ph.D. in Psychology magna cum laude from the University of Tübingen, her research focuses on nurturing and assessing children’s scientific understanding. Previously, she held a fellowship in STEM education at the Deutsche Telekom Foundation. Her work spans the development and evaluation of educational materials, including leading projects like “Kleine Forscher*innen” and “Science and language integrated learning.” With a passion for promoting scientific literacy, Dr. Schiefer continues to shape the landscape of primary education. 🌱

 

Publication Profile 

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Academic Education

11/2013 – 01/2017: Ph.D. in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Hector Institute for Empirical Educational Research, University of Tübingen

Dissertation: “Promoting and Measuring Elementary School Children’s Understanding of Science” (Summa Cum Laude)

10/1998 – 12/2004: Diploma in Psychology at the University of Tübingen (Grade: 1.1)

Thesis: “Identification and Assessment of Gifted Primary School Children by Teachers and Parents – A Comparison with the Results of the AID 2 Intelligence Test” (Grade: 1.0)

06/1998: Abitur (High School Diploma), Gymnasium in der Glemsaue Ditzingen (Overall Grade: 1.1)

Professional Experience

Since 04/2023: Tenure-Track Professor of Psychology at the Ludwigsburg University of Education

10/2022 – 03/2023: Tenure-Track Professor of Educational Psychology at the Institute for Educational Psychology Research at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel (CAU)

02/2017 – 09/2022: Postdoctoral Researcher and Habilitation Candidate at the Hector Institute for Empirical Educational Research, University of Tübingen

Publication Top Notes

Epistemic Beliefs in Science—A Systematic Integration of Evidence From Multiple Studies

A closer look at elementary school students’ epistemic beliefs – Latent profiles capturing concepts of knowledge and knowing in science

Scaling up an extracurricular science intervention for elementary school students: It works, and girls benefit more from it than boys.

Effects of an extracurricular science intervention on elementary school children’s epistemic beliefs: A randomized controlled trial

Scientific Reasoning in Elementary School Children: Assessment of the Inquiry Cycle

Fostering elementary school children’s public speaking skills: A randomized controlled trial

Elementary school children’s understanding of science: The implementation of an extracurricular science intervention

 

Julia Schiefer | Science Education Award | Best Researcher Award

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