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Dr. Yvonne Anders
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Early Childhood Education

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 579 66
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 516 75
Emailyvonne.anders@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders

Areas of Expertise

  • Effects of early childhood care and education
  • Quality of early childhood care and education
  • Diversity in (pre-)school
  • Qualifications and training of early childhood professionals
  • International comparative studies
  • Evaluations


Dr. Norbert Dittmar
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for German and Dutch Languages and Literature
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition

Pohlstraße 5, 10785 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 86008163
Emailnordit@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Norbert Dittmar

Areas of Expertise

  • Problems of linguistic unification
  • Minority languages
  • Bilingualism
  • Berlin: urban language
  • Youth language
  • Pidgin German spoken by Turkish immigrants
  • Conversational behavior, in groups and conflicts


Dr. Bettina Hannover
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Department of Education
Research on Schools and Teaching

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 56950
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 56951
EmailBettina.Hannover@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Bettina Hannover

Areas of Expertise

  • Differential development of girls and boys
  • Gender roles, family
  • Influence of the parental home
  • Violence
  • Adolescents
  • Nursery schools and schools
  • Academic development of children and young people with immigrant background
  • Self and identity


Dr. Anna Holzscheiter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign- and Security Policy (ATASP)

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 54
Emailanna.holzscheiter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter

Areas of Expertise

  • Global health policy
  • International organizations
  • Children's rights and child protection in international politics
  • Human rights
  • Non-state actors, especially NGOs and their networks in the field of human rights
  • Child labor


Dr. Katja Liebal
Professor of Comparative Developmental Psychology

Department of Education and Psychology
Comparative Developmental Psychology

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 578 46
Emailkatja.liebal@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Katja Liebal

Areas of Expertise

  • Multimodal communication of primates (humans, apes)
  • Cognitive development of infants
  • Language revolution
  • Emotional expression and perception in culture and the arts
  • Cultural variability of human behavior


Dr. Hans Merkens
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Empirical Education

Fabeckstraße 69, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 552 24
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 547 70
Emailmerken@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Hans Merkens

Areas of Expertise

  • Transformation of the education system
  • Youth violence
  • Problems in teaching children with migration background
  • Situation of immigrant children in elementary and secondary education
  • Multi-track systems in secondary education
  • Success of structural changes in the school system


Dr. Michaela Sambanis
Professor of English Didactics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55961
Emailsambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michaela Sambanis

Areas of Expertise

Language, Emotion and Movement

  • Translational research as a link between brain research and the practice of teaching and learning foreign languages

Drama Pedagogy in Teaching English and in Teacher Training

  • Early acquisition of foreign languages
  • Mixed-age learning settings
  • English instruction tailored to specific individual needs


Dr. Renate Volbert
Privatdozent

Charité - University Medicine
Institute of Forensic Psychiatry

Oranienburger Straße 285, 13437 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 450 525 823
Emailrenate.volbert@charite.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Renate Volbert

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessing the credibility of statements
  • Suggestion
  • False confessions