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Prof. Dr. Jenna Koenen


Chemistry Education

Academic Career and Research Areas


Professor Koenen (b. 1987) conducts research on teaching and learning processes in chemistry focusing on the school and the university level. In particular with regard to the diagnosis, development and promotion of scientific inquiry, the development of content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge as well as the interconnectedness between both, and the development and evaluation of teaching materials, e.g. worked examples.

Professor Koenen did her teacher training in the subjects chemistry and mathematics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She completed her doctoral studies in the field of chemistry education at the same university, working within the research group and graduate school “Teaching and Learning of Science”. She then worked as a postdoc at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof; Chemistry Education) and at Universität Hamburg (Project: Professional teachers’ actions to promote subject-based learning under changing social conditions (ProfaLe)). Professor Koenen is Professor of Chemistry Education at TUM School of Education since 2018.


Key Publications (all publications)

Koenen J, Tiemann R: “Das Experiment als Methode der Erkenntnisgewinnung – Alleinstellungsmerkmal des Chemieunterrichts”. In: Wirksamer Chemieunterricht. Editor: Rehm M. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren, 2018: 55-64.


Koenen J, Emden M, Sumfleth E: „Naturwissenschaftlich-experimentelles Arbeiten: Potenziale des Lernens mit Lösungsbeispielen und Experimentierboxen“. Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften. 2017; 23 (1): 81-98.


Koenen J, Emden M, Sumfleth E: Chemieunterricht im Zeichen der Erkenntnisgewinnung. Münster: Waxmann, 2016.


Schüßler K, Koenen J, Sumfleth E: “Different Types of Prompts and their Impact on Cognitive Load while Learning Chemistry”. In: Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2015 Conference. Science education research: Engaging learners for a sustainable future. Editor: Bungun B, Nilsson, P. Helsinki: 2016: 2837-2845.