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Steffensky, Mirjam

Mirjam Steffensky

Prof. Dr. rer.nat, Diplom Chemikerin
Chemistry Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3158
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 207


1995 - 2000 PhD in Chemistry at the University of Hamburg (Isolation, Identification, and Synthesis of signal compounds from spiders)
1990 - 1995 Studies in Chemistry at the University of Hamburg and University of Newcastle u. Tyne, U.K.

Professional Activity

since 2010 Associate Professor of Chemistry Education - Early Science Education. Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel
2008 - 2010 Associate professor of “Early Science Education“ at the University of Münster
2002 - 2008 Assistant Professor for Chemistry Education at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
2000 - 2002 Editor, Wiley-VCH
1998 - 2000 Research Scientist at the Technical University of Braunschweig
1995 - 1998 Research Scientist at the University Hamburg

Research Interests

Early Science Education
Professional competence of Preschool and School Teachers

Current Projects

ViU: Early Science
Stufenübergreifendes Curriculum
EASI-science - Early Steps into Science
TIMMS Grundschule

Selected Publications

Barenthien, J., Lindner, M. A., Ziegler, T., & Steffensky, M. (2018). Exploring preschool teachers’ science-specific knowledge, Early Years, online first DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2018.1443321.
Meschede, N., Fiebranz, A., Möller, K., & Steffensky, M. (2017). Teachers' professional vision, pedagogical content knowledge and beliefs: On its relation and differences between pre-service and in-service teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 66, 158-170. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2017.04.010
Steffensky, M., Kleickmann, T., Kasper, D., & Köller, O. (2016). Naturwissenschaftliche Kompetenzen im internationalen Vergleich: Testkonzeption und Ergebnisse. In H. Wendt, W. Bos, C. Selter, O. Köller, K. Schwippert, & D. Kasper (Eds.), TIMSS 2015 Mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche Kompetenzen von Grundschulkindern in Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich (1st ed., pp. 133-184). Münster: Waxmann.
Steffensky, M., Gold, B., Holodynski, M. & Möller, K. (2015). Professional Vision of Classroom Management and Learning Support in Science Classrooms—Does Professional Vision Differ Across General and Content-Specific Classroom Interactions? International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education 13, 351-368. DOI: 10.1007/s10763-014-9607-0
Steffensky, M., Lankes, E.M., Carstensen, C.H. & Nölke, C. (2012). Alltagssituationen und Experimente – Was sind geeignete naturwissenschaftliche Lerngelegenheiten für Kindergartenkinder? Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 15, 37-54. DOI: 10.1007/s11618-012-0262-3

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