Welcome to the Psychology of Education Research Group at Ruhr University Bochum

Our research group investigates processes of learning and instruction from the perspective of instructional and motivational psychology. Core topics are…

  • …the interplay of generative learning processes and retrieval practice
  • …the design of practice quizzing
  • …the optimization of means to enhance metacognitive judgment accuracy
  • …learning from teaching on video

In investigating these core topics, we are interested (a) in underlying cognitive, motivational, and metacognitive mechanisms (i.e., use-inspired basic research), (b) in designing and evaluating applications of our basic findings for educational practice (i.e., applied research), and (c) in exploring the use of digital technology in optimizing the respective instructional support measuresOur three most recent publications



Ansprechpartner / Sekretariat

Stefanie Nüsken

Tel: 0234 / 32- 27324

Mail: bildungspsychologie@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Web: https://ife.rub.de/bildungspsychologie

Raum: GA 2/32


Our three most recent publications:

Heitmann, S., Obergassel, N., Fries, S., Grund, A., Berthold, K., & Roelle, J. (in press). Adaptive practice quizzing in a university lecture: A pre-registered field experiment. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2021.07.008

Heitmann, S., Grund, A., Fries, S., Berthold, K., & Roelle, J. (in press). The quizzing effect depends on hope of success and can be optimized by cognitive load-based adaption. Learning and Instruction. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2021.101526

Rothstein, B., Staubach, K., Ripp, S., Waldeyer, J., & Roelle, J. (2021). Is 'more' really more? Results of a study on extended German Grammar teaching. Pedagogical Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.1075/pl.21010.rot