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Neumann, Knut

Knut Neumann

Prof. Dr. paed.
Physics Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3103
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 226


2004 Doctorate in Physics Education, University of Education at Heidelberg
2000 State examination for the teaching profession at Gymnasium in mathematics and physics, University of Düsseldorf
1993 - 2000 Studies in mathematics and physics, University of Düsseldorf

Professional Activity

since 2013 Head of the Department of Physics Education, IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2009 - 2013 Deputy Head of Department [Physics Education] at IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
since 2009 Professor for Physics Education at Kiel University
2008 - 2009 Managing Director of the Centre of Empirical Research at the University Duisburg-Essen
2004 - 2008 Research Scientist, Research Group and Graduate School "Teaching and Learning of Science", University Duisburg-Essen
2001 - 2004 Research Scientist, University of Düsseldorf

Research Interests

Diagnosing Abilities in Physics
Development of Abilities in Physics While Attending School
Physics Teachers' Professional Skills and their Development
Identifying and Supporting Talented Physics Students

Current Projects

Mathematics and Science Competencies in Vocational Education and Training (ManKobE) (WGL)
Messung experimenteller Kompetenz in Large Scale Assessements (MEK-LSA) (BMBF)
Mathematics and Science for life (MaScil) (EU)
Exploring Learning in Various Approaches to Teaching Energy (ELeVATE) (NSF)
The development of professional competence in pre-service mathematics and science teacher education (KeiLA) (WGL)
Effects of science competitions for students (WinnerS) (WGL)
KiFoLa - Schülerlabore als Lehr-Lern-Labore (Deutsche Telekomstiftung)

Selected Publications

Frank, C., Härtig, H., & Neumann, K. (2017). Schulisch erworbene Kompetenzen als Voraussetzung für berufliches Wissen gewerblich-technischer Auszubildender. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 45(1), 22-35. DOI: 10.3262/UW1701022
Keller, M., Neumann, K., & Fischer, H. E. (2016). The impact of physics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and motivation on students' achievement and interest. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21378
Schecker, H., Neumann, K., Theyßen, H., Eickhorst, B., & Dickmann, M. (2016). Stufen experimenteller Kompetenz. Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften, 22(1), 197-213. DOI: 10.1007/s40573-016-0050-3
Yao, J., Guo, Y., & Neumann, K. (2016). Towards a Hypothetical Learning Progression of Scientific Explanation. Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2(4).
Mesic, V., Hajder, E., Neumann, K., & Erceg, N. (2016). Comparing different approaches to visualizing light waves: An experimental study on teaching wave optics. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 12(1).

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