Prof. Dr. Kathrin Jonkmann

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Prof. Jonkmann holds the Chair of Educational Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen.

Prof. Jonkmann researches the motivational and cognitive predictors of educational success and the effects of institutional reforms as well as the design of learning arrangements on the development of students’ skills, motivation and personalities.

In the context of the research cluster, she draws on projects investigating the effects of institutional reforms (e.g. changes in the curricular structure of the upper levels of German secondary schools) as well as didactic interventions (e.g. bilingual instruction) in different instructional settings (school, vocational training, university (distance) education) on students’ skill and motivational development, taking into account the diversity of students’ socio-demographic, cognitive, and motivational starting points (DFG-funded ElBa study, COMBI studies). A further relevant research project investigates the conditions, mechanisms, and consequences of geographic mobility - the temporary or permanent change of the place of residence - in shaping educational and career paths.

Selected Publications

  • Dallinger, S., Jonkmann, K., Hollm, J., & Fiege, C. (2016). The Effect of Content and Language Integrated Learning on Students' English and History Competences – Killing Two Birds with One Stone? Learning and Instruction, 41, 23 - 31.
  • Piesche, N., Jonkmann, K., Fiege, C., & Keßler, J.-U. (2016). CLIL for all? A randomised controlled field experiment with sixth-grade students on the effects of content and language integrated science learning. Learning and Instruction, 44, pp. 108-116.
  • Jonkmann, K., Thoemmes, F., Lüdtke, O. & Trautwein, U. (2014). Personality Traits and Living Arrangements in Young Adulthood: Selection and Socialization. Developmental Psychology, 50, 683-698.
  • Jonkmann, K. & Trautwein, U. (2014). TOSCA: Eine Studie über die gymnasiale Oberstufe, den Übergang in Hochschule und Ausbildung und die psychosoziale Entwicklung junger Erwachsener. In BMBF (Hrsg.), Bildungsforschung 2020 – Herausforderungen und Perspektiven (pp. 84-94). Berlin: BMBF.
  • Kramer, J., Nagy, G., Trautwein, U., Lüdtke, O., Jonkmann, K., Maaz, K. & Treptow, R. (2011). Die Klasse an die Universität, die Masse an die anderen Hochschulen? Wie sich Studierende unterschiedlicher Hochschultypen unterscheiden. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 14, pp. 465-487.