Assistant Professor

Irene Neumann (née Zilker)

neumann(at)physik.rub.de

 

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News

Recently published:

Neumann, I., Duchhardt, C., Grüßing, M., Heinze, A., & Knopp, E. & Ehmke, T. (2013). Modeling and assessing mathematical competence over the lifespanJournal of Educational Research Online 5(2), 80-109.

Neumann, I., Fulmer, G. W., & Liang, L. L. (2013). Analyzing the FCI based on a Force and Motion Learning ProgressionScience Education Review Letters, 8-14.

Curriculum Vitae:

December 2011 - now

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

April 2011

Ph. D. (Dr. phil. nat.) at the University Duisburg-Essen

Thesis: Beyond Physics Content Knowledge - Modeling Competence Regarding Nature of Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Scientific Knowledge

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans E. Fischer

August 2010 – 
November 2011

Scientific Assistant at the Department of Mathematics Education at the Leibniz Institute for Science Education (IPN) at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany  

July 2010

Scientific Assistant at the Department of Physics Education (Prof. Dr. Hans E. Fischer), University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

September 2009 – Dezember 2009

Academic visit with Prof. Dr. Norman G. Lederman and Prof. Dr. Judith S. Lederman (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA), and with Dr. Ross Nehm (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)

July 2007 – 
June 2010

PhD student with Prof. Dr. Hans E. Fischer at the graduate school "Teaching and Learning of Science" funded by the German Research Association (DFG) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

October 2001 –
July 2007

Student of physics and mathematics at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany ; degree: 1. Staatsexamen (first teaching certificate)

October 2001 – 
October 2006

Student of Physics at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany; degree: diploma

 

 

 

 

Research interests

„Nature of Science“ in physics education
Mathematics in school and university physics education

Selected publications

Neumann, I., Duchhardt, C., Grüßing, M., Heinze, A., & Knopp, E. & Ehmke, T. (2013). Modeling and assessing mathematical competence over the lifespanJournal of Educational Research Online 5(2), 80-109.

Neumann, I., Fulmer, G. W., & Liang, L. L. (2013). Analyzing the FCI based on a Force and Motion Learning ProgressionScience Education Review Letters, 8-14.

Wellnitz, N., Fischer, H. E., Kauertz, A., Mayer, J., Neumann, I., Pant, H. A., Sumfleth, E., & Walpuski, M. (2012). Evaluation der Bildungsstandards - eine fächerübergreifende Testkonzeption für den Kompetenzbereich Erkenntnisgewinnung [Evaluation of National Educational Standards - An interdisciplinary test design for the competence area acquirement of knowledge]. Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften [Journal of Science Education] 18, 261-291.

Neumann, I. (2011). Beyond Physics Content Knowledge - Modeling Competence Regarding Nature of Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Scientific Knowledge. Berlin: Logos.

Neumann, I., Neumann, K., & Nehm, R. (2011). Evaluating instrument quality in science education: Rasch-based analyses of a Nature of Science test. International Journal of Science Education 33(10), 1373-1405.

Neumann, I., Fischer, H. E., & Kauertz, A. (2011). Validierung eines Kompetenzmodells für NOS und NOSI. In D. Höttecke (ed.): Naturwissenschaftliche Bildung als Beitrag zur Gestaltung partizipativer Demokratie, S. 426-428, Münster: Lit.

Zilker, I., Holliday, G. M., Fischer, H. E., Kauertz, A., Lederman, J. S., & Lederman, N. G. (2010). Are historical contexts suitable for assessing Students' Competences in the Field of Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry? In M.F. Taşar & G. Çakmakcı (Eds.), Contemporary science education research: international perspectives (pp. 237-244). Ankara, Turkey: Pegem Akademi.

Zilker, I., Kauertz, A., Fischer, H. E. (2009). Kompetenzdiagnose im Bereich Nature of Science und Scientific Inquiry. In: Höttecke, D. (ed.): Chemie- und Physikdidaktik für die Lehramtsausbildung, S. 392-394, Münster: Lit.