The Foundation’s activities are continuously evaluated and accompanied by scientific research. Stiftung Kinder forschen 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.
Internal Quality Monitoring Reports
Since 2009, the Foundation regularly surveys the key players of the professional development programme (teachers and educators, trainers, and local network partners) to obtain their feedback on the programme offerings. The results of this quality monitoring are published in reports and are presented here.
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 Kinder forschen” [Scientific studies on the work of Stiftung Kinder forschen]. They are available in German only, except for two studies:
The ninth volume deals with the goals and requirements of computer science education in the elementary and primary sector. The first expert report specifies the pedagogical and content-related goal dimensions of computer science education at child-care centres and primary schools. In addition to establishing a theoretical basis for various goal dimensions, the authors discuss the success criteria for effective and efficient early computer science education in practice. The second expert report describes a selection of informatics systems for children at child-care centres and primary schools and offers suggestions for suitable systems and their use in elementary and primary education based on professional criteria.
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.
The Stiftung Kinder forschen 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 as well as two papers published together with the IDoS Network.