Entscheidungskompetenz von Schülerinnen und Schülern am Beispiel der Windenergie

Internally funded project


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Jan Christoph Schubert

Project members:
Tobias Kreuziger

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der Geographie

Start date: 01/01/2016


Research Fields

Learner Perspectives on Geographic Topics, Concepts and Methods
Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der Geographie


Abstract (technical / expert description):


Little is known about how middle school students problematize socio-scientific issues (SSIs),

particularly contemporary energy challenges. To address this need, we developed and

implemented an instructional module focused on a local wind energy issue and conducted

research to explore how students frame, reason, and make decisions about the issue using

Construal Level Theory (CLT). Results from analysis of student artifacts (n = 116) and student

interviews (n = 16) suggest concrete thinkers have negative perceptions, whereas abstract

thinkers have positive perceptions. This study’s findings have important implications for the

design of SSI-based science curriculum and instruction.



External Partners

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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