Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt

Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt

Professur für Psychologisch-Pädagogische Diagnostik und Methoden

Forschungsthemen Professionalization and diagnostic competences of teachers, Multivariate methods and research methods, Social cognition and social judgments, Professionalisierung und diagnostische Kompetenz von Lehrkräften , Soziale Kognition und soziale Urteilsbildung
Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Sprachwissenschaften und Literatur, Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst und Erziehungswissenschaften
Forschungseinheit ECCS
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E03 45-060
E-Mail
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9574
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 6513

Research topics:

Statistical and Research Methods: Data analysis and data science, multivariate methods, observational methods, reading and eye tracking methods;

Educational Sciences: Professionalization of teachers, transitions in educational systems, assessment competencies of teachers, expertise in school achievement judgments;

Social Cognition: Social judgments and language processing, person memory, social cognition and motivation

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Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt is professor at the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg since 2008. She completed her PhD and her habilitation in Psychology at the University of Saarland, Germany, where she also worked as an associate professor at the Department of Psychology. Before she came to the University of Luxembourg she held a professorship in psychological and educational assessment at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany.

Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt is member of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), the German Classification Society (GfKl; German section of the International federation of Classification Societies, IFCS) among other activities in scientific organizations. She is an editorial consultant for journals such as American Educational Research Journal, Psychometrika, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Journal of Classification, British Journal of Social Psychology, Studies in Higher Education as well as grant agencies like the German Research Foundation (DFG), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), European Science Foundation (ESF) and German Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF).

In 2013, Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt organized the European Conference on Data Analysis in Luxembourg. She is member of many scientific review boards and program committees for conferences. Recently, she was elected head of the Institute Teacher Professionalization and Psychology of Education at the University of Luxembourg. She is chairperson of the newly founded European Association for Data Science (EuADS).

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Academic Qualifications

  • 2000 Habilitation in Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Saarland University
  • 1990 PhD (Dr. phil.) at Saarland University
  • 1986 Diploma (MA) in Psychology

Professional Career

  • Since 2008 Professor (Full Professorship) in Educational Measurement at the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
  • 2008 Offer of the Professorship in Psychological Methods (Chair) at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna (declined)
  • 2007-2008 Professor (W3 position, Chair) in Educational Assessment at the School of Educational and Social Sciences, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany.
  • 2000-2007 Associate Professor (C2 position) at the Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Germany.
  • 1994-2000 Assistant Professor (C1 position) at the Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Germany.
  • 1986-1994 Research Assistant and Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Germany.

Membership in Academic Societies

  • Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl) [German Classification Society; German section of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS)]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) [German Psychological Society]
  • Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der DGPs (FGSP) [Section Social Psychology of the DGPs]
  • Fachgruppe Methoden und Evaluation der DGPs [Section Methods and Evaluation of the DGPs]
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV) [German Association of University Professors and Lecturers]
  • European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • European Association of Methodology (EAM)

Services in Academic Societies (selection)

  • Since 2015 chairperson of the European Association for Data Science (EuADS)
  • Since 2010 member of the Board of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl)
  • 2010-2013 member of „Senatsausschuss Wettbewerb (SAW)“ [Senate Competition Committee], Leibniz- Gemeinschaft [Leibniz Association]
  • Since 2010 member of the Scientific Council of the Rectorate, University of Luxembourg
  • Since 2008 member of several review boards of BMBF funding programs
  • 2008-2012 member of the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences (SCSS), European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • 2004-2010 member of the Advisory Board of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl)

Editorial Consultant

For Journals:

American Educational Research Journal, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology; Psychometrika; Methodika; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Journal of Classification; Small Group Research; Psychologische Rundschau; Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie; Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie; Swiss Journal of Psychology; Psychology Science Quarterly; Studies in Classification, Data Analysis and Knowledge Organization; International Journal of Psychology, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, British Journal of Social Psychology, Studies in Higher Education

For Grant Agencies:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Foundation];
  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (SNF) [Swiss National Science Foundation];
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) [German Federal Ministry of Education and Research];
  • European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • Leibniz-Gemeinschaft [Leibniz Association, Germany]

 

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Research projects

Projects funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Foundation]:

Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Gräsel, C., „Diagnostische Kompetenz von Grundschullehrern bei der Erstellung der Übergangsempfehlung: Eine Analyse aus der Perspektive der sozialen Urteilsbildung“ [Diagnostic competence of primary school teachers in estimating future school achievements: A social cognitive analysis] (DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm „Kompetenzmodelle zur Erfassung individueller Lernergebnisse und zur Bilanzierung von Bildungsprozessen“ (SPP 1293)); KR 2162 /4-1 and GR 1863 /5-1. 2008-2011.

Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Gräsel, C., „Pädagogische Leistungsbeurteilung als sozial-kognitiver Prozess: Können kognitive Heuristiken Urteilsfehler erklären und Verarbeitungsziele ihr Auftreten moderieren?“ [The judgment of school achievements as a social cognitive process: Is the occurrence of judgment biases caused by heuristics and moderated by processing goals?], KR 2162 /3-1 and GR 1863 /4-1. 2007-2010.

Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Wintermantel, M., „Die Konstruktion mentaler Modelle von Personen als Sprachverstehen“ [The construction of mental models about persons as language comprehension], KR 2162 /2-1. 2002-2005.

 

Projects funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) [Research Council of Luxembourg]:

Krolak-Schwerdt, S., „Students’ transition from primary to secondary school: Development of intervention strategies to improve the quality of teachers’ transition decisions”.C10/LM/784116, 2011-2015.

Krolak-Schwerdt, S., „Students’ transition from primary to secondary school: Cognitive determinants and prognostic validity of teachers’ transition decisions”. C08/LM/02, 2009-2012.

 

Projects funded jointly by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR):

Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Gräsel, C.,„Diagnostische Kompetenz von Grundschulehrkräften bei der Erstellung der Übergangsempfehlung: Entwicklung und Prüfung eines Kompetenzmodells“[Diagnostic competence of primary school teachers in estimating future school achievements: Development and evaluation of a model of competence]. INTER/DFG/11/03, 2012-2014.

Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Gräsel, C.,„Diagnostische Kompetenz von Grundschullehrkräften bei der Erstellung der Übergangsempfehlung: Untersuchungen zur ökologischen Validität von Fallvignetten“[Diagnostic competence of primary school teachers in estimating future school achievements: Ecological validity of vignettes], INTER/DFG/09/01, 2010-2012.

 

Projects funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) [German Federal Ministry of Education and Research]:

Wintermantel, M.,  Krolak-Schwerdt, S., Plach, M. & Schneider, J.  in Kooperation mit U. Piontkowski, W. Keil (Universität Münster) sowie M. Boos (Universität Göttingen), “Multimediale Förderung virtueller Lern- und Arbeitsgruppen in der Sozialpsychologie” [Multimedia learning in virtual work groups in social psychology] (BMBF-Programm “Neue Medien in der Bildung”), 2001-2004.



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1. Pre-degree lectures and courses (Bachelor):

  • Sozialpsychologie III: Soziale Kognition [Social psychology III: Social cognition]. Seminar
  • Psychologisch-Pädagogische Diagnostik [Foundations of psychological and educational assessment]. Seminar
  • Pädagogische Psychologie [Educational psychology]. Lecture
  • Psychologisch-Pädagogische Diagnostik [Foundations of psychological and educational assessment]. Lecture

 

2. Diploma lectures and courses (Master):

  • Systematic behavioral observation. Seminar
  • Cluster analysis. Seminar
  • Models of assessment and evaluation. Seminar
  • Competence assessments in professional domains. Seminar
  • Grundfragen der pädagogischen Diagnostik [Foundations of educational assessment]. Seminar
  • Introduction into research methods. Seminar

 

3. Doctoral School in Educational Sciences:

  • Competencies in educational contexts: Theoretical perspectives, developmental models and assessment methods. Seminar
  • Assessment competencies of actors in educational fields. Seminar



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Angelika Scholbeck (2001). Das Karriereverhalten von Frauen und Männern in unterschiedlichen Berufsdomänen. [Work related attitudes of women and men in different professional domains] Dissertation, Saarland University (with Prof. Dr. M. Wintermantel). Grade: „cum laude“. Published in St. Ingbert, Röhrig Universitätsverlag.

 

Rainer Roth (2005). Verarbeitung von personbeschreibenden Texten. Auswirkungen von online vs. gedächtnisbasierter Urteilsbildung auf Informationsverarbeitung und Gedächtnis. [Processing of person descriptions: Effects of online vs. memory-based judgments on cognition and memory] Dissertation, Saarland University. Grade: „magna cum laude“. Published in Hamburg, Kovac Verlag.

Julia Kneer (2006). Kausale Relationen im Persongedächtnis. [Causal relations in person memory] Dissertation, Saarland University. Grade: „summa cum laude“. Published in Hamburg, Kovac Verlag.

 

Nadine Junker (2006). Widersprüche in Personbeschreibungen: Einfluss der Textkohärenz auf die Enkodierung und das Erinnern inkonsistenter Personmerkmale. [Inconsistencies in person descriptions: Influence of text coherence on encoding and retrieval of inconsistent person attributes] Dissertation, Saarland University. Grade: „cum laude“.

 

Dagmar Renaud (2007). Der wechselseitige Einfluss von Stereotypizität, Konsistenz und sprachlicher Verknüpfung auf die Eindrucksbildung.[Mutual influence of stereotypicality, consistence and verbal connections on impression formation] Dissertation, Saarland University. Grade: „magna cum laude”.

 

Sabine Glock (2010). Rauchen ist uncool! Die Repräsentation der verschiedenen Aspekte des Rauchens im Selbstkonzept und ihre Bedeutung für die Veränderung des Verhaltens [Smoking is uncool! The representation of smoking in the self concept of smokers and the impact on changing behavior]. Dissertation, Saarland University. Grade: „magna cum laude“. Published in Hamburg, Kovac Verlag.

 

Matthias Böhmer (2011). Expertise und diagnostische Urteilsbildung: Ein sozial-kognitiver Ansatz [Expertise and judgment formation: A social-cognitive approach]. Dissertation, University of Luxembourg. Grade: “very good”. Published in Hamburg, Kovac Verlag.

 

Thomas Hörstermann (2013). Vergleich regressionsanalytischer Methoden zur Modellierung von Urteilsprozessen in pädagogischen Kontexten [Comparison of regression methods to model judgment processes in educational contexts]. Dissertation, University of Luxembourg. Grade: “very good”.

 

Carrie Kovacs (2013). (How) can formal modeling improve educational achievement judgments? Dissertation, University of Luxembourg. Grade: “excellent”.

 

Mariya Markova (2015). Effects of preservice teachers’ attitudes, perceived competence and self-efficacy on the judgment of students with special education needs from different ethnic backgrounds. Dissertation, University of Luxembourg. Grade: “good”.

 

Heike Niesen (2015). The impact of socio-cultural learning tasks on 9th grade students’ grammatical foreign language awareness. Dissertation, University of Luxembourg (with Prof. Dr. S. Ehrhart). Grade: “very good”.

 

Paule Schaltz (in preparation). Der Einfluss des Tracks auf die schulische Leistung und das schulische Selbstkonzept von Schülerinnen und Schülern. Working title, University of Luxembourg.

 

Tessa Lehnert (in preparation). Judging people and their language use: How attitudes towards language influence stereotypes in a multilingual context, using Luxembourg as an example. Working title, University of Luxembourg.



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