Research: Results & Publications
The Foundation’s activities are continuously evaluated and accompanied by scientific research. The “Haus der kleinen Forscher” Foundation sees itself as a learning organisation and promotes the exchange of knowledge between research and practice. In addition to carrying out continuous internal monitoring, with a focus on quality assurance and quality development, the Foundation works with renowned external partners who conduct long-term accompanying research aimed at ensuring scientifically sound practices.
Results of scientific studies
All results of the scientific studies (see: Key Findings as PDF) are published in the series “Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zur Arbeit der Stiftung ‘Haus der kleinen Forscher’” [Scientific studies on the work of the “Haus der kleinen Forscher” Foundation]. They are all available in German only, except one:
Early Science Education – Goals and Process-Related Quality Criteria for Science Teaching (2013)
The fifth volume in the series of scientific publications focuses on goals of science education at the level of the children and pedagogues, and on quality criteria for science teaching at pre-primary and primary level. The expert reports specify pedagogical content dimensions of the goals of early science education at pre-primary and primary school age. English translation download here as PDF.
The "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation intends to actively promote the transformation of the education system in Germany. It is our vision that all children have equal access to a quality education. We therefore support this journey with publications aimed at audiences and actors that are able to make the change. Find below two position papers that were published in Germany.