Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Lankes


School Pedagogy
Professor emeritus since October 1, 2020

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Lankes (*1953) works in the field of school and teaching research. She analyses the impact of didactic approaches on pre-school science learning (SNaKE) and evaluates an international education program on science learning (Experimento). She monitors the quality of processes and outcomes in the Bavarian education system through comparative studies and evaluation. As part of the International Primary School Reading Study (IGLU), she examines learning conditions in schools in an international comparison.

After completing her teacher training course and teaching for several years at elementary school level, she studied pedagogy at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University (MA 1985, doctorate 1992). From 2000 to 2004, she coordinated the PIRLS program at the University of Hamburg. She obtained her lecturer qualification there in 2004 and accepted a professorship at Leuphana University Lüneburg in 2006. Since 2010, she has held the Chair of School Pedagogy at TUM. She is Director of the Quality Agency at the State Institute for School Quality and Educational Research, Munich (ISB).