Head of DiNGIM, Faculty of Teacher Education

Phone: +43 512 507 43100

E-Mail: suzanne.kapelari@uibk.ac.at

Address: Technikerstraße 25, A-6020 Innsbruck

Room: 2-23

Office hours: Wednesday 11:00-12:00 (notification via Thomas.Schnabl@uibk.ac.at is required)

 

Research

Research interests
  • Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Garden Learning
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Projects
  • BigPicnic - Big Questions - engaging the public with Responsible Research and Innovation on Food Security
  • ICSE - The International Centre for STEM Education
  • Mascil - Mathematics and Science for Life
  • STEM PD Net - European STEM Professional Development Centre Network
  • INQURE - Inquiry-based teacher training for a sustainable future

Teaching

Courses taught at the University of Innsbruck
  • Learning and Teaching in School Gardens (2018)
  • Methodology and Didactics of Biology Teaching (2017)
  • Subject Didactics: Science (2017)
  • Supervise and evaluate “Vorwissenschaftliche Arbeit” within the framework of the standardized “Matura” (2017)
  • Hands-on science - Students develop hands-on stations about the brain (2017)
  • Inquiry-based Learning (2008-2014, 2017-2018)
  • Learning outside the classroom (2016-2017)
  • Key issues in the biology classroom (2011-2017)
  • Systematic and taxonomic exercises (cryptogams and phanerogams) for pre-service teachers (2009-2011)
  • Fascinating botany (2006)
Courses taught at the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Teacher Training (Selection)
  • Kapelari, Suzanne: Feuer, Wasser, Luft und Erde: Angewandte Naturwissenschaften an BAKIPs. Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich, 2017.
  • Kapelari, Suzanne & Purin, Gerhard: Wunder-(Lehr-)mittel Soja. Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg, 2016.
  • Kapelari, Suzanne & Johnson, Sue: Pflanzenforscher unterwegs … in der Schule und im Botanischen Garten.
  • Kapelari, Suzanne & Egg, Jakob: Lehrgang “Blüten und ihre Besucher” - Forschendes Lernen. Pädagogische Hochschule, 2013.

Administration

  • President of "Österreichische Gesellschaft für Fachdidaktik (ÖGFD)", 26.09.2018 - 29.09.2021.
  • Member of the Review Board for the American Journal of Health Behavior, since 2018.
  • President of "Verein Österreichischer Biologiedidaktikerinnen und Biologiedidaktiker (VÖBD)", 23.09.2015 - 26.09.2018.
  • Organisation of closed conference “Standards in the Didactics of Biology”, Obergurgl, Austria, 30.09.2018–03.10.2018.
  • Organisation of the International conference of subject didactics 2019 Vienna, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 15.11.2017–15.03.2018.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee: International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education, Florence, Italy, since 2014.
  • Conference Management of the Tagung der Fachdidaktik 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, 08.03.2013.
  • Advisory Board Member of the EU Project: MaSDIV (Coordinator: PH Freiburg, GER)
  • Management Board member of the EU H2020 Project Big Picnic: Big Questions - engaging the public with Responsible Research and Innovation on Food Security, 2016–2019.
  • WP Leader, Erasmus+ Network: STEM PD Net - European Network of STEM Professional Development, 2016–2019.
  • Member of the Advisory Board on Ethical Implications in Scientific Research, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, since 30.01.2018.
  • Board member in various habilitation and appeal committees, since 2017.
  • Substitute member of the faculty council, University of Innsbruck - School of Education, Innsbruck, 01.03.2014–28.02.2017.
  • Member of the curriculum committee “Teacher Training Programme”. University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, 20.11.2013–31.08.2014.
  • Member of the faculty council, University of Innsbruck - School of Education, Innsbruck, 07.11.2012–31.03.2013.

Curriculum Vitae

 
since 2017   Full Professor and Director of the Area of Science, Geography, Computer Science and Mathematics Education (DiNGIM) at the Department of Subject-Specific Education, University of Innsbruck
since 2016   Director of the Area of Science, Geography, Computer Science and Mathematics Education (DiNGIM) at the Department of Subject-Specific Education, University of Innsbruck
2015–2017   Project partner: Sparkling Science project Woody Woodpecker
in collaboration with Prof Dr. S. Mayr, Institute of Botany, University Innsbruck
2015   Habilitation: Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Biologiedidaktik, University of Innsbruck
2014–2017   Head of the Austrian Education Competence Center Biology (AECCBio), Centre for Teacher Education, University of Vienna
2013–2017   Project partner: science communication project Plant Stories
in collaboration with Prof Dr. S. Mayr, Institute of Botany, University Innsbruck
07/13–10/13   Visiting researcher at Kings College London, UK
with Prof. Dr. Justin Dillon
2013–2015   Project partner: Sparkling Science project Viel-Falter
science education research part
2012–2015   Partner for the EU Comenius Network INSTEM - Innovation Networks in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
2012–2014   Head of the Science and Mathematics Education Research Group (DiNGIM) at the Department of Subject-Specific Education, University of Innsbruck
2010–2013   Project coordinator: EU 7 th Framework project INQURE - Inquiry-based teacher training for a sustainable future
2010–2012   Project partner: Sparkling Science project GrasKlim
science education research part
2009–2011   Project partner: ERZBERG, SFB HiMAT
science communication, design and realisation of an interactive heritage trail
2008–2011   Coordinator for the Centre of Science Education
in collaboration with the Pedagogical College Tirol, PHT
2008–2011   Project partner: Modelle einer nachhaltigen Raumnutzung
science communication part
2008–2010   Project partner: Sparkling Science projects Alien Invaders and TopKlimaScience
science education research part
2008–2010   Project partner: Inquiry based Science learning at Science Centres in Austria
2005–2007   Project coordinator: EU 6th Framework project Plant Science Gardens
2004–2005   Biology teacher at Akademisches Gymnasium/Innsbruck
2003–2004   Project coordinator: Environmental Education for Agriculturalists
funded by the provincial government, Tyrol
2001–2005   Project coordinator and initiator: Young University, University of Innsbruck
science communication program; in collaboration with Dr. S. Prock
2000–2012   Head of Education at the Plant Science Education Centre Grüne Schule, University Botanic Gardens, University of Innsbruck
2000–2002   Study: Master of Arts in Education, City College of New York
Training offered by the Austrian-American Educational Cooperation Association
2000–2002   Biology teacher at the Private High School Volders/St. Karl
1995–2000   Freelance biologist in various projects
Nature Reserve Inventory for MT. Patscherkofel; Regional public relation project “Best Places in Nature”;
Coordinator of the projects “Framework for environmental protection for the City of Innsbruck,”Teaching resources about Gene Technology in Agriculture" and “Environmental education program offered at the Nature Park Karwendel”
1996, 1998   Children: Felix and Antonia
1994–1995   Biology teacher - Initial Practical Year
1991, 1992   Children: Johanna and Timo
1987–1993   Additional Study: Teacher Training, University of Innsbruck
Graduation 9.7.1993
1987–1991   Dissertation at Institute of Pharmacology, University of Innsbruck
Graduation 10.10.1991
1984–1987   Study: Biology, Zoology and Cell-Biology at the University of Innsbruck
Graduation with extinction 15.12.1987


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