The Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg focuses strongly on educational research and on pre-service-teacher-training for primary and secondary teacher students. We have a lot of groups conducting interdisciplinary collaboration (as within the doctoral programmes EXMNU and Pro|Mat|Nat) and the Institute of Mathematics is involved in several other EU-projects (e.g. PRIMAS (Katja Maaß), COMPASS (Katja Maaß). In all these research projects different aspects of mathematics education are investigated. One focus is the use of new technologies in teaching and learning mathematics and the development of new learning environments which allows learners more of a social constructivist approach to mathematical topics. One of the current projects is CAYEN, where the role of Computeralgbera for learning basic algebra is investigated.View Website
Prof. Dr. Bärbel Barzel
Professor of Mathematics, Vice Dean in the Faculty of Science and Mathematics.
Bärbel works at the Institute for Mathematics Education at the University of Education in Freiburg where she is involved in teacher education for primary and secondary teacher students. She is an experienced figure in the field of mathematics education, writing books and articles on the impact of new technologies on mathematics education. She was and still is involved into several research projects on the impact of new technologies in mathematics learning. For many years she has been involved in the in-service and pre-service teacher education and founded T³ Germany (Teachers teaching with technology).