Research focus

  • Research on education and students for promoting the development of motoric and pyschosocial characteristics through motion, play and sports of adolescents
  • Research on teacher training for diagnostic and pedagogical competence of sports educators
  • Research on the development of pysical education at primary schools with regard to the implementation and sustainability of projects to promote the development of physical education
  • Reserach on the self-concept in (school) sports
  • Sports-related socialization processes in the transition from childhood to adolescence

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M.E.
2013 - 2016

Evaluation of the project "Flic-Flac-Kids": A control group design with repeated measures aims to investigate in how far 15 “Flic-Flac-Kids" may profit from a movement promotion intervention in an all-day schooling setting of primary schools. The children's subjective health experiences are assessed and subsequently compared with those estimates of the control group (about 15 children).

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M.E.
2014 - 2015

Individual psychosocial prerequisites of primary school children for learning in physical education: Primary school teachers and their pupils are surveyed with regard to important individual psychosocial prerequisites (e.g. fear and motivation in PE) for learning in physical education.

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M.E.
2012 - 2014

Sustainability study regarding "The daily Sport Lesson" in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Jörg Thiele (TU Dortmund): Five years after the end of the pilot project “The daily Sport Lesson at Primary Schools in NRW" the extent as to which participating schools were able to continue “The daily Sport Lesson" and integrate it permanently in their school profile is investigated.

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M.E.
2012 - 2013

Youth and Sports - Online. A project cooperation with the DJI (Dr. Walter Bien, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kalicki, Mariana Grgic, Johanna Eckert, Michael Holzmayer), the Institute of Sports and Sports Sciences, University of Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Heim, Svenja Konowalczyik) and the Institute of Sport and Sportscience, TU Dortmund (Prof. Dr. Ulrike Burrmann) - supportet by the German Sports Youth. For further information, see

http://www.issw.uni-heidelberg.de/arbeitsbereiche/sport_und_erziehung/onlinestudie.html

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M.E.
2008 - 2014

Personality development and sports in childhood and adolescence - longitudinal studies addressing fifth to tenth graders at two cooperating schools (one lower and one higher secondary school): The development of the self-concept and its adequacy in reality, the ability to concentrate as well as the motor function of the fifth to tenth graders of the lower and higher secondary schools are evaluated in the context of sports.