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Chair of Learning and Instruction

Chair holder

Prof. Dr. h. c. Hans Gruber
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c.
Hans Gruber
Visiting Professor University of Turku, Finland

President of the EARLI

E-Mail Hans.Gruber@ur.de

Building PT, Zi. 4.1.20
Phone +49 (0)941 943-3783
Fax +49 (0)941 943-4989

(Contact through secretariat)

Important links

EARLI Executive Committee Springer Book Series: Professional and Practice-based Learning
ACQUIN Akkreditierungskommission

Chair profile

Research and teaching in the Gruber Research Group is focused on the analysis of outstanding professional performers and educational means to foster their acquisition of expertise. Studies are conducted in a variety of domains (for example medicine, business management, science, music, and arts), using a large variety of empirical research methods (from eye-tracking analyses to biographical records of practice activities). The GRG trusts that the key to understanding reproducible superior performance is the notion that expertise can be acquired through deliberate practice. Effortful training activities lead to domain-specific cognitive, physiological, motor and perceptual adaptations. In addition to such individual adaptations, social adaptations are investigated as well in order to understand the social embedding of expertise, for example the changing participation in professional networks during the growth of individual excellence.

For research topics and themes for Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Theses please contact the project responsibles under Research.

  1. Faculty of Psychology, Educational Science
    and Sport Science
  2. Department of Educational Science

Office hours Prof. Gruber

Summer term 2017

Wednesdays, 12 AM - 1 PM

Next office hours:
12/7, 26/7

Chair news

Aufruf: Teilnehmer gesucht

In German language only

Im Rahmen der Dissertation von Manuel Längler, M.A. und der Masterarbeit von Simon Schmidt, B.A. werden aus musikwissenschaftlicher und erziehungswissenschaftlicher Perspektive Faktoren des Übeprozesses von Musikern aus ...Read more

JURE 2018 organising committee

Manuel Längler was appointed to the organising committee for JURE 2018. The conference will take place form 2nd till 6th of July 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium. In the following months, the international team consisting of 12 members for all over Europe will be busy working to organise everything important
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Doctoral candidate meeting at Haus Johannisthal in Windischeschenbach

From June 22nd until 23rd 2017, the annual doctoral candidate meeting took place at Haus Johannisthal in Windischeschenbach.

PhD students of the Chairs for Educational Science I, II & III, as well as the Chair for School
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