Biography

Education

2002

PhD in Educational Science

1998

Teaching Diploma for Educational Science (LSEB)

1998

Master of Science in Educational Psychology, Pedagogy and Sport Science

1989

Master of Arts in Sport Science

1985

Bachelor of Arts in Sport Science

1981

Teaching Degree for Primary School

Professional Experiences

Since 2016

Deputy Head of the Institute for Research, Development and Evaluation, University of Teacher Education Bern, Switzerland

2015

Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Since 2013

Head of the Research Office, University of Teacher Education Bern, Switzerland

Since 2007

Senior Researcher, Institute for Research, Development and Evaluation, University of Teacher Education Bern, Switzerland

2005–2007

Department Head, Institute for Pre- and Primary School, School for Teacher Education, University of Applied Sciences and Art Northwestern Switzerland

2004–2005

Lecturer in Educational Science, University of Education and Social Work in Basel, Switzerland

1998–2005

Research Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, Institute of Educational Science, University of Bern, Switzerland

1998–2000

Research Assistant, Research Center for Education, University of Bern, Switzerland

1998–2000

Co-Leader, Teachers College of Biel, Switzerland

1994–2000

Lecturer in Educational Science, Teachers College of Biel, Switzerland

1993–1994

Tutorial Assistant, Department of Pedagogy, Institute of Education, University of Bern, Switzerland

1992–1995

Tutorial Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, Institute of Education, University of Bern, Switzerland

1997–2000

Lecturer in Didactics of Physical Education, Teachers College of Biel, Switzerland

1981–1986

Primary School Teacher

Additional Experiences

Reviewing Activities

Journal «Beiträge zur Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung»

Journal of Curriculum Studies

Journal «Zeitschrift für Grundschulforschung»

Swiss Journal of Educational Sciences

Swiss National Science Foundation

Federal Office of Sports

Associations

2012-2018

Member of the Editorial Team, Swiss Journal of Educational Sciences (SZBW)
SZBW ⇢

2009-2015

Member of the Board, Swiss Association for Teacher Education (SGL)
SGL ⇢

2009–2013

Co-Leader of the Special Interest Group Early Childhood Education, Swiss Association for Teacher Education

2011–2015

Member of the Board, Sport Science Alumni University of Bern

1993–1995

Chairmanship, Bernese Physical Education Teacher Association

Committees

2003–2012

Member, Assessment Committee of the Diploma for Teaching Kindergarten and Primary School, Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education

2002–2005

Delegate, Committee of Sport Science, University of Bern

2002–2003

Delegate, Committee of Academic Instruction, University of Bern

1998–2008

Member, Educational Committee of the Swiss Kindergarten Association (KgCH)

Further Education

2013-2016

Lecturer, Master of Early Childhood Studies, Universities of Teacher Education St. Gallen (CH) and Weingarten (D) – Module; History of Kindergarten and Primary School

2009-2017

Lecturer, Project “Somersault” – Modul 4: Motor Activities in Kindergarten.

2005

Lecturer, Postgraduate Diploma in Education 4 to 8 Year-Old Children. Module 4b: Professionalism of Kindergarten and Primary School Teachers

2004

Lecturer, Further Education 2BITS, Canton Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Solothurn: ICT and the Every day Life of Kindergarten and School Children

2004

Lecturer, Reform Project “Basisstufe”, Canton of Bern: Basisstufe – more than the sum of its parts?!

2003

Lecturer, Postgraduate Diploma in Education 4 to 8 Year-Old Children. Module 4a: Professional Mission of Kindergarten- and Primary School Teachers

2000

Lecturer, Postgraduate Diploma in Physical Education. Module 6: Sport and Play in Kindergarten

1998

Lecturer, Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching Mathematics. Module 3: Main Topic: Kindergarten

1990–2001

Lecturer in Physical Education in Teacher Further Education and Development, Canton Bern

Project Groups

1999–2000

Delegate, Physical Education in Kindergarten and Teacher Training. A Project initiated by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education and the Federal Association of Sport

1997–1999

Delegate, Physical Education in the Reform of Kindergarten- and Elementary School Teacher Training of Canton Bern

1995–1997

Author and Editor, Physical Education Textbook for Kindergarten

Memberships

American Educational Research Association ⇢

European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction ⇢

German Society of Educational Science ⇢

Swiss Association of Feminist Studies ⇢

Swiss Society for Research in Education ⇢

Swiss Society for Teacher Training ⇢