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Johanna Hansen receives this year's IPN Prize for outstanding empirical theses in the field of science and mathematics didactics

June 18th, 2018
Johanna Hansen receives this year's IPN Prize for outstanding empirical theses in the field of science and mathematics didactics

Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller and Johanna Hansen at the awards ceremony

Johanna Hansen received this year's IPN Prize for outstanding empirical theses for her master thesis in the field of biology didactics. Her thesis dealt with subject of identifying with stereotypes during the course of study for biology in secondary education. Her supervisor was Prof. Dr. Ute Harms.

The prize commission certified the work, which investigates the connection between the perception of stereotypes, specialist knowledge and subject-related self-concepts of biology education students, as being of excellent quality. In particular, the Commission unanimously emphasizes the above-average methodological part of the paper. Sophisticated statistical evaluation procedures are used in the thesis after the methodical procedure is comprehensibly reported and including all important information. The paper is rounded off with a clearly structured presentation and comprehensive discussion of the results, including some findings which contradict the hypotheses.

The Managing Scientific Director Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller, presented Johanna Hansen the certificate on June18th, 2018. The award includes a prize and the opportunity to publish the results of the master thesis in the IPN Journal.