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Höffler, Tim N.

Tim N. Höffler

Dr. phil., Dipl.-Psych.
Chemistry Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-4834
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 211


2007 PhD in Psychology, Duisburg-Essen University
2005 Visiting scholar at New York University
2004 Diploma in Psychology, Kiel University
1998-2004 Studies in psychology at Kiel University

Professional Activity

Since 2008 Research Scientist, IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2007-2008 Research Scientist in Research Group "nwu-essen", Duisburg-Essen University
2004-2007 Doctoral fellow, Duisburg-Essen University (Graduate school "nwu-essen")

Research Interests

Learning with multimedia
Visualization of scientific contents
Implementation and evaluation of innovations in schools
Development of talented students

Current Projects

The influence of visual and verbal cognitive styles on learning with static pictures and animations (ELLSA)
Characterization of factors and processes in the development of scientific talents (IKoN)
Effects of science competitions for students (WinnerS)

Selected Publications

Höffler, T., Koć-Januchta, M. M., & Leutner, D. (2017). More evidence for three types of cognitive style: Validating the Object-Spatial Imagery and Verbal Questionnaire using eye tracking when learning with texts and pictures. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 109-115. doi: 10.1002/acp.3300
Höffler, T. N., Bonin, V., & Parchmann, I. (2017). Science vs. sports: Motivation and self-concepts of participants in different school competitions. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 15(5), 817-836. doi: 10.1007/s10763-016-9717-y.
Blankenburg, J. S., Höffler, T. N., & Parchmann, I. (2016). Fostering today what is needed tomorrow: Investigating students' interest in science. Science Education, 100(2), 364-391. doi:10.1002/sce.21204
Höffler, T. N. & Schwartz, R. (2011). Effects of pacing and cognitive style across dynamic and non-dynamic representations. Computers & Education, 57, 1716-1726.
Höffler, T. N. (2010). Spatial ability: Its influence on Learning with visualizations - a meta-analytic review. Educational Psychology Review, 22, 245-269.
Höffler, T. N., Prechtl, H. & Nerdel, C. (2010). The Influence of Visual Cognitive Style when Learning from Instructional Animations and Static Pictures. Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 479-483.
Höffler, T. N. & Leutner, D. (2007). Instructional animation versus static pictures: A meta-analysis. Learning and Instruction, 17, 722-738.

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