You are here: Home / The IPN / Departments / Chemistry Education / Staff / Bernholt, Sascha
Bernholt, Sascha

Sascha Bernholt

Dr. phil.
Chemistry Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3160
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 208


2007 - 2010 Doctorate in Chemistry Education, University of Oldenburg
2002 - 2006 Teacher education programme in Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Oldenburg

Professional Activity

since 2009 Research scientist, IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2007 - 2009 Research scientist (and doctoral candidate), University of Oldenburg

Research Interests

Modelling competencies in chemistry and science education
Students' conceptual understanding
Language, formulae, and terminology in chemistry
Development and characteristics of tasks

Current Projects

Development of Learning in Science (DoLiS)
Using Eye Movement Modeling Examples as an Instructional Tool in Organic Chemistry (EYEOC)
Video-based research of teaching and learning processes (Vikom)

Selected Publications

Podschuweit, S., & Bernholt, S. (iFirst). Composition-effects of context-based learning opportunities on students‘ understanding of energy. Research in Science Education. doi:10.1007/s11165-016-9585-z
Frank, C., Bernholt, S., & Parchmann, I. (iFirst). Modellierung des Zusammenhangs allgemeiner und beruflicher Kompetenzen für die Domäne Chemie [Modelling the Relation Between General and Vocational Education in the Domain of Chemistry]. Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften, 22(1), 43–60. doi:10.1007/s40573-015-0040-x
Rönnebeck, S., Bernholt, S., & Ropohl, M. (2016). Searching for a common ground - A literature review of empirical research on scientific inquiry activities. Studies in Science Education, 52(2), 161-197. doi:10.1080/03057267.2016.1206351
Hadenfeldt, J. C., Neumann, K., Bernholt, S., Liu, X., & Parchmann, I. (2016). Students’ progression in understanding the matter concept. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53(5), 683–708. doi:10.1002/tea.21312
Sevian, H., Bernholt, S., Szteinberg, G. A., Augustea, S. &Pérez, L. C. (2015). Use of representation mapping to capture abstraction in problem solving in different courses in chemistry. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 16, 429-446.

Publications in the research information system

all publications recorded in PURE

Download list of publications

PDF document icon publications_Bernholt.pdf — PDF document, 169 KB (173886 bytes)