VHTO - Landelijk expertisebureau meisjes/vrouwen en bèta/techniek


Baumert, Jürgen

Jürgen Baumert, scientific member of the Max Planck Society, is Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Professor of Education at the Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin, and was Vice President of the Max Planck Society from 2006 to 2008. He was Managing Director of the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel from 1992 to 1996. His major fields of research and publication are learning and instruction, teacher expertise, large-scale international assessments (TIMSS and PISA), development of educational systems, and cognitive and motivational development in childhood and adolescence.

He is Principal Investigator of a longitudinal research program (COACTIV), which investigates the development and structure of teachers’ professional knowledge and its impact on instruction and student learning. He is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the International Academy of Education and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and the University of Tübingen, Germany, as well as the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Latsis Award of the European Science Foundation, and the Oeuvre Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Learning and Instruction of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). He is editor of Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft and coeditor of Unterrichtswissenschaft and served for six years as Senator of the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Back to members