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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)

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:
15/11, 22/11, 29/11, 13/12

Chair news


The woman's representatives of the Faktultät für Psychologie, Pädagogik und Sportwissenschaft won the prize for their concept on gender equality of the Unversity of Regensburg. Helen Jossberger from our chair is the co-representative of this group. In their application, they suggested a career coaching
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Guest: Kenneth Holmqvist

During the wintersemster 2017/2018 Prof. Dr. Kenneth Holmqvist will be guest at the University of Regensburg. In collaboration with the chair of Prof. Dr. Mark Greenlee the application for Interationalisierung der Hochschulen was accepted to invite Prof. Dr. Holmqvist to Regensburg. Currently he is
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JURE 2017

From August 27th-28th, 2017 the 21st Conference of the JUnior REsearchers of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) took place in Tampere, Finland. The theme of the conference was “Education in the light of multiple perspectives: Towards intertwining
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