Prof. Dr. Patrick Sunnen

Patrick Sunnen

Associate professor

Fachgebiet(e) Education & instruction / Sociology & social sciences / Multidisciplinary, general & others
Forschungsthemen Learning in joint activities, Teaching/learning situations, EM/CA inspired video analysis, ICT-mediated joint activities
Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E03 45-080
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9211
Soziale Medien & Blogs
Gesprochene Sprachen English, French, German, Luxembourgish
Forschungsaufenthalte in Germany, United Kingdom

Research topics: Learning in joint activities, teaching/learning situations, ICT-mediated joint activities, EM/CA inspired video analysis


Patrick Sunnen is Associate professor of Educational Sciences in the Institute of Education and Society. Since his doctoral research, he relied on video analysis to construct data and generate findings with regard to human sense-making in joint activities. Over the last years he moved from a video ethnographic approach to an EM/CA inspired approach to conduct multimodal interaction analysis of joint activities in teaching/learning situations and ICT-mediated contexts.

Last updated on: Donnerstag, den 15. Februar 2018

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Education at Frankfurt University, Germany
  • MA in ICT in Education at the Institute of Education (University of London), England
  • Diplom-Pädagoge, Außerschulische Bildung at the University of Trier, Germany
  • Certificat d’études pédagogiques at the Institut Supérieur d’Etudes et de Recherches Pédagogiques, Luxembourg

Professional Career  

  • Since 2009 Coordinator of the LCMI research field “Tracing learning processes”
  • Since 2008 Associate professor in Education at the University of Luxembourg.
  • 2005-2009 Lecturer in Education at the University of Luxembourg
  • 2004-2005 Scientific collaborator on a project at the University of Luxembourg
  • 2002-2004 Scientific collaborator at Frankfurt University
  • 1993-2000 Primary school teacher

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Last updated on: 27 Feb 2018

 Research projects

  • 2018-2021 ORBIT – Overcoming Breakdowns in Teams with Interactive Tabletops (PI); funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR ; CORE 2017 funding scheme); in partnership with LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)
  • 2011-2014 ColeaP - Collaborative Learning among Peers (PI); funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR; CORE 2010 funding scheme)
  • 2008-2010 ProCLaS - Processes of Collaborative Learning among Siblings. University of Luxembourg (PI); funded by the University of Luxembourg (internal funding scheme)
  • 2004-2007 Le plurilinguisme auprès des enfants jusqu'à 9 ans: Diversité linguistique, apprentissage du luxembourgeois et entrée dans la littératie (collaborator) ; funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR ; funding scheme « vivre »)

Reviewer for international conferences

  • International Conference of The Learning Sciences (ICLS), since 2014
  • International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), since 2015
  • European Association for Practicioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) conference, 2014 & 2015
  • MultiPluriTrans - Emerging Fields in Educational Ethnography conference, 2013

Last updated on: 15 Feb 2018

  • Doctoral School in Educational Sciences (DSES, 2017)
  • Doctoral School of Humanities and Social Sciences (DSHSS, 2018-)
  • MA Management und Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen (MAMACO, 2012–)
  • Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education (BScE, 2005-

Last updated on: 15 Feb 2018