The world is changing at an ever-faster pace. Here at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, we work every day on ideas and technologies of tomorrow. At the same time, we provide support services to young people pursuing personal development goals through education, training, and skills to meet the demands of modern, everyday life and professional activities.
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Since 2016, we have pursued cross-faculty efforts in research and advancements, applying these to our teacher education program in support of new structures. The Linz School of Education’s goal is to not only apply advance digitalization and use technology efficiently, but to also recognize and develop added value. Skilled, motivated educators and employees conduct research on influencing factors in regard to teaching, education, and learning by, for example, taking educational equity, learning success, well-being at school, digitization, and the effects of the pandemic into account. The departments of educational research and STEM didactics work closely together to maximize the way school, teaching, and research work together. The School of Education’s strong focus on technology is backed by GeoGebra. The GeoGebra software provides free, digital classroom materials and tools for functions, geometry, collaborative whiteboards, and more.
Our core responsibilities lie in the areas of educational research and didactics in mathematics, computer science and natural sciences (STEM):
A priority at the JKU and at the SoE is to coordinate and further develop "PädagogInnenbildung Neu". The SoE works closely with partner universities in the Central Cluster, creating the basis of a new, successful teacher education program in Upper Austria. Open communication with schools also plays a key role in efforts to work closely with schools. The SoE is not only active in the area of teacher education, but also complements other degree programs at the JKU with contributions in educational science and didactics, as well as numerous other continual education and training programs.
Academic degree programs at the JKU at the School of Education include:
PhD in Education
We conduct research in area of educational science and the subject area of didactics at an international level as well as on a broad range of issues relating to teacher education, learning and teaching in schools, the educational system, and their respective underlying conditions. A core area of research at the JKU’s School of Education focuses on advancing digitalization and technology at schools and education in general. The Center for Open Digital Education (CODE) was created specifically to address these areas. Additional subject areas include pedagogy as well as educational psychology and developmental psychology. The Department of STEM Didactics focuses on the subject area of didactics in the fields of mathematics, computer sciences, natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), and technology.
As research projects and studies in cooperation with other educational universities is an area of special interest at the Department of Educational Research, the university created the Linz Center for Educational Research and Evaluation to provide support. A high priority includes providing junior researchers with support services as part of the PhD in Education program. Each semester, many international PhD candidates from all over the world conduct research at the JKU Linz.
Coordinated information for students and public relations in support of research and teaching at the JKU in the subject areas of didactics and educational research.