Kompetenzforschung in der Lehrer/innenbildung (DSP KLB)

Sujet DSP



Our doctorate school PLUS supports and enforces the development of a new generation of educational researchers in Austria who dedicate themselves to a very important issue of school quality, namely the competences of (beginning) teachers. The doctorate school PLUS programme considerably contributes to the further development of the Austrian educational system.      

The selection of the competences to be explored, their description and measurement as well as assumptions about their factual and required development are based on the new curriculum for teacher education studies for teaching at all types of secondary schools in Austria. This curriculum is first offered in cooperation with nine other universities and university colleges in autumn 2016/17.  



The basic issue aims at the theoretical conceptualization and empirical description and measurement of selected competences of teacher students. The following aspects must be combined to obtain a profound understanding on the relationship between students´ starting conditions and necessary learning environments: results of the newly compulsory entrance examination which is yet to be improved; other collected data on personal prerequisites of teacher students at the beginning; domain specific competences; learning opportunities during their studies. We try to reconsider potential associations.  

This doctorate school PLUS programme is on the one hand a great databased opportunity accompanying the implementation of the curriculum from the perspective of students´ competences and on the other hand the results can be used to foster the development of students´ competences and the quality of teaching in teacher education.  



Our doctorate school PLUS is established in cooperation with the following subject areas and their departments at the University of Salzburg: psychology, German studies, English and American Studies, Romance studies, history, biology, physics, mathematics and statistics, theology and sports.  

Linking an exceptional team with a basic present and future issue of educational sciences is a unique synergy. So the following will come true:

  • Realised interdisciplinarity between content knowledge studies, content pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical knowledge studies
  • Close research collaboration with universities in Switzerland and Germany  
  • A global approach linking research, teaching and the development of the teacher profession embedded in teacher education studies.  

  • News
    Unfortunately, the planned lecture on 17th December 2020 by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias NEUMAYR (Vice President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Austria; University of Salzburg) on ​​the subject of "Five Years of the EuErbVO: Recent Developments in International Inheritance Law" cannot take place due to the continuing Covid19 situation
    Ingrid Vukusic and Georg Zimmermann were awarded the Hans-Stegbuchner Prize for outstanding scientific work in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salzburg on the 19th November 2020.
    The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has launched an in-house mentoring program for new students as part of the “On Track” project. And it has come at the right time, because the lockdown has made the start of their studies into a real challenge for many first-semester students.
    The recording of the PLUS Talks "Studies and Teaching WS 2020/21“ from 25.11.2020 is now available.
    Matthias Henke, musicologist, Danube University Krems, talks about Beethoven's current biography “Beethoven. Akkord der Welt ( Chord of the World)”, published in 2020 by Hanser Verlag.
    24 very easy exercises on 24 cards can be found in the SALTO advent calendar. The exercise ideas are ideal for children from the age of three and are also easy for the whole family to carry out in a small space. With the support of the Kinder Büro (Children's Office), this combinable contribution should benefit as many as possible.
    Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
    Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Digitization has led to an enormous spread of different forms of mobile working. Corona has brought an additional boost and has introduced home office in areas and for activities that were previously unimaginable.
    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
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