Projects

Morpheme

This ANR DFG project brings together experts from cognitive psychology, education and computer science to investigate the development of reading skills in a unique cross-language longitudinal fashion, from Kindergarten all the way to the end of primary school. More information...

Stage is yours! - MachMit!

The project “Stage is yours“ examines the relationship between participating in arts education and various personality traits in children and adolescents. The results will form an empirical basis of recommendations to all-day schools. More information...

GLYPH (Learning to Read in Artificial Orthographies)

In our studies concerning orthographic learning, we simulate the process of reading acquisition wit adults in a laboratory setting. This allows to investigate - independently of developmental factors – how specific skills that underlie skilled reading are acquired over reading development. More information...

ReadMe

In ReadMe, we ask: how do readers process texts, how is this influenced by linguistic difficulties and reading goals? Do readers differ in which factors are more important than others, and how can practitioners effectively support reading comprehension across different readers? To answer these questions, we study the reading processing and comprehension of adult and child readers, both in their first language German and in English as a foreign language. Reading processing is tested using eye-tracking methodology, and reading comprehension is tapped through comprehension questions. More information...