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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


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)

Masterarbeitsthemen zu vergeben

Berufliches Lehren und Lernen in der Pflege: Umgang mit Auszubildenden in der Praxis – Auswirkungen auf die nächste Generation

Einstellungen von muslimischen Patientinnen und Patienten zu medizinischen Maßnahmen am Lebensende

Important links

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

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 2018

Wednesdays, 12 AM - 1 PM

Next office hours:
30/5, 6/6, 27/6, 25/7

Chair news

New publication

The article entitled „How prior experience, cognitive skills and practice with eye-hand span and performance in video gaming“ by Markus Nivala, Agnes Cichy and Hans Gruber was recently accepted in the Journal of Eye Movement Research. The study's results showed that a short practice period
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Guest: Jasperina Brouwer

In June 2018 Dr. Jasperina Brouwer will be guest at the University of Regensburg. In collaboration with our chair Dr. Brouwer successfully applied for the International Presidential Visiting Scholar Fellowship of the University of Regensburg. Currently she is Assistant
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From February 19th to 23rd Hans Gruber, Linda Puppe and Manuel Längler were part of the EARLI ASC 2018 on Social Network Analysis in Vienna (Austria).

The Advanced Study Colloquium enables researchers, who are members of EARLI network, to discuss in depth research designs,
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