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Neumann, Knut

Knut Neumann

Prof. Dr.
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

Analyse und Förderung von Lernverläufen zur Entwicklung von Kompetenzen (AFLEK) (BMBF)
Analyzing Learning for Individualized Competence development in mathematics and science Education (ALICE) (WGL)
The Future of STEM Learning - Idea factory for classes with digital media
Physikunterricht orientiert an Basiskonzepten: Kumulativer Kompetenzaufbau am Beispiel des Energiekonzepts (energie.TRANSFER) (DFG)
Identiphy – Identity Development in Physics! (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)

Selected Publications

Kubsch, M., Opitz, S., Nordine, J., Neumann, K., Fortus, D. & Krajcik, J. (2021). Exploring a pathway towards energy conservation through emphasizing the connections between energy, systems, and fields. Discip Interdscip Sci Educ Res, 3(2).
Forbes, C. T., Neumann, K., & Schiepe-Tiska, A. (2020). Patterns of inquiry-based science instruction and student science achievement in PISA 2015. International Journal of Science Education, 42(5), 783-806.
Fortus, D., Kubsch, M., Bielik, T., Krajcik, J., Lehavi, Y., Neumann, K. Nordine, J., Opitz, S. & Toitou, I. (2020). Systems, transfer, and fields: Evaluating a new approach to energy instruction. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019; 56: 1341– 1361.
Neumann, K., Schecker, H., & Theyßen, H. (2019). Assessing complex patterns of student resources and behavior in the large scale. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 683(1), 233-249.
Neumann, K., Kind, V., & Harms, U. (2019). Probing the amalgam: The relationship between science teachers’
content, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge. International Journal of Science Education, 41(7), 847-861.

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