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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

Stiftung Mercator 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:
31/5, 7/6, 14/6, 21/6

Chair news

Academic visit from Slovakia at the University of Regensburg

Associate Professor Mária Pisoňová and Dr. Adriana Nagyová from our partner Comenius University in Bratislava (Faculty of Education) spent a few days at the University of Regensburg. During their stay the Slovakian scientists, whose major field of expertise is
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New publication

In the recent issue of ZDM – Mathematics Education, a joint publication of Erno Lehtinen, Minna Hannula-Sormunen, Jake McMullen, and Hans Gruber was published: “Cultivating mathematical skills: From drill-and-practice to deliberate practice.”
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New Book Publication

A new book on epistemic beliefs in schools, universities and work environments, called "Wissen und Lernen" has been released. It is edited by Andrea Bernholt, Hans Gruber & Barbara Moschner and also includes three contributions from the GRG by Hans Gruber.
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