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Bernholt, Sascha

Sascha Bernholt

PD Dr. phil. habil.
Chemistry Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3160
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 207


2020 Habilitation in Chemistry Education, Kiel University
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)

Selected Publications

Bernholt, S., Höft, L., & Parchmann, I. (2020). Die Entwicklung fachlicher Basiskonzepte im Chemieunterricht – Findet ein kumulativer Aufbau im Kompetenzbereich Fachwissen statt? [Central scientific concepts in chemistry education – Does a cumulative development of conceptual competences take place?] Unterrichtswissenschaft, 48(1), 35–59.
Podschuweit, S., & Bernholt, S. (2020). Investigating Network Coherence to Assess Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Energy. Education Sciences, 10(4), 103.
Bernholt, S., & Sevian, H. (2018). Learning progressions and teaching sequences – old wine in new skins? Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 19(4), 989–997.
Höft, L., Bernholt, S., Blankenburg, J., & Winberg, M. (2018). Knowing more about things you care less about: cross-sectional analysis of the opposing trend and interplay between conceptual understanding and interest in secondary school chemistry. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
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

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