• Foto GründungFoto: FernUniversität

    The Center for Comparative Research on Pedagogical Professional Groups and Organisational Research (ZeBOHagen) was officially launched on May 23, 2019 with an opening ceremony at the FernUniversität in Hagen. Numerous participants such as practioners, researchers, politicians and students took part in this event. In various forums and plenary sessions, participants discussed the importance of pedagogical work as well as the heterogeneous requirements and general conditions of educational occupational fields. Aim of the foundational congress was to stimulate and inspire a broad exchange across disciplines and fields of work and to foster the discourse on pedagogical professionalization. The ZeBOHagen is and will develop further as a research center with a focus on empirical educational sciences and with the objective of putting the comparative study of pedagogical professional groups, institutions and organisations and the close cooperation with the pedagogical practice at its centre.

    Poster Prize

    A poster competition took place during the Foundational congress of the Center for Comparative Research on Pedagogical Professional Groups and Organisational Research (ZeBOHagen). We would like to thank all researchers and research teams who submitted a poster and who introduced and presented their projects and findings. The attendees of the Foundational Congress selected the following posters for the book-award, presented by wbv Media: For more information, follow this link.

    1. Cylia Hergenröder (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and FernUniversität in Hagen) won the first poster prize with a poster entitled: „Praktiken im Umgang mit pädagogisch relevanten Formen von Digitalisierung im Alltag von drei ausgewählten Berufsgruppen des Erziehungs- und Bildungswesens“ (PDF 1018 KB).
    2. The poster: „Alternde Belegschaft. Eine Herausforderung für die betriebliche Weiterbildung. Eine empirische Untersuchung am Beispiel des Baugewerbes (PDF 792 KB)“. by Christin Fritzsche (Student at the FernUniversität in Hagen) won the second prize.
    3. Stephanie Simon, Jessica Prigge und Werner Thole were awarded the third poster prize with their poster, entitled: „Umgang mit und Deutungen von Armut in Kindertagesstätten (PDF 790 KB)“.

    congratulate the winners and wish them continuing success and motivation in their scientific activities. We would like to thank wbv Media for their generous support.

  • Spring School - Julia SchützFoto: FernUniversität

    The First Spring School ‘Empirical Educational Research’ 2019 took place from 23.05.2019 to 25.05.2019 at the FernUniversität in Hagen – together with the Foundational Congress. The Spring School offered students as well as doctoral candidate a wide-ranging program in the field of empirical research. Julia Schütz, chair of the empirical educational research group, as well as a number of other renowned scientist in the field of educational sciences, presented brief lectures (23.05.2019). In addition, the foundational congress offered panel discussions, talks and roundtables (23.05.2019) and participants had the opportunity to take an active part in workshops (24.05.2019- 25.05.2019) in the field of qualitative and quantitative educational research. Thank you to our highly interested and motivated participants!

  • On May 28 and May 29, 2021 we will host the 2nd SpringSchool in Empirical Educational Research at the Far Distance University in Hagen (FernUniversität in Hagen - Germany’s only state Distance Learning University). We warmly invite students and doctoral students to participate in the 2021 SpringSchool.
    Professor Bernd Schmidt-Hertha (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    will open up the two-day event on May 28 with a lecture followed by a series of basic-level and advanced-level workshops on quantitative and qualitative educational research. On May 29, Professor Melanie Kubandt (University of Vechta) will give a keynote lecture. Subsequently, we will offer a series of additional workshops.
    More information and a detailed program will follow shortly.
    We look forward to welcoming and meeting you in Hagen!

    In order to register for the Spring School, please send an Email to:

    The participation fee is €35 for students and €50 for scientific staff and research assistants.