O1: Quality criteria for PD and how to implement them in day-to-day PD for teachers
The Institute of Instructional and School Development (German abbreviation: IUS) focuses its activities on those who learn and those who teach, on learning arrangements, organisations, and the educational system. It operates in the action fields of research and development, as well as those of teaching and counselling in the educational sphere, and it actively participates in national and international projects.
Another of the IUS’ main areas of interest lies in teacher education and in-service training of teachers and also encompasses aspects pertaining to teacher professionalism. All of the institutes’s working processes are geared towards the sustainability of action and the participation of all stakeholders. The lively exchange between school practice, science, and the school authority is a distinctive characteristic of the IUS.
The Institute of Instructional and School Development (IUS) is an organisational unit belonging to the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Since 2004, it also bears the distinction of being one of six Austrian Educational Competence Centres (AECC).
Dr. Stefan Zehetmeier is Associate Professor at the University of Klagenfurt. His research interests include mathematics and science teacher education, school development, action research, evaluation and impact analysis of teacher professional development programmes. In a former position at the University of Vienna, he was science teacher educator in the team of the Austrian professional development project IMST. Before that, he earned a master degree as grammar school teacher for mathematics and physics.
Dr. Heike Demarle-Meusel is Project Assistant at the University of Klagenfurt. She works at the Institute of Instructional and School Development and Informatics Didactics. Her research interests include computational thinking, gender and diversity and evaluation.