Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Smidt

Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
Institut für Psychosoziale Intervention und Kommunikationsforschung
Maximilianstraße 2, building A, A-6020 Innsbruck
  Room 361 (3rd floor)






Key areas of expertise

  • Professionalization in early childhood education
  • Personality traits of early childhood pedagogues
  • Educational quality in preschool and family
  • Educational approaches and concepts in preschools
  • Leadership in early childhood education
  • Quantitative research methods

Recent Works

  • Smidt, W. & Embacher, E-M. (2023). Does personality matter? The relationship between child personality and interaction quality in preschools. Research Papers in Education, 38(1), 45-68. DOI: 10.1080/02671522.2021.1941217
  • Drieschner, E. & Smidt, W. (2022). Agency and participation: A critique of the epistemological, psychological, pedagogical and ethical premises. In R. Spannring, W. Smidt & C. Unterrainer (Eds.), Institutions and Organizations as Learning Environments for Participation and Democracy? Opportunities, Challenges, Obstacles (pp. 17-37). Cham: Springer Nature.
  • Smidt, W. & Embacher, E.-M. (2021). Examining the factorial validity of the Individualized Classroom Assessment Scoring System in preschools in Austria. International Journal of Early Years Education. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1080/09669760.2021.1893158
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