Professor Dr. Martin Lindner started his professional career as a teacher at a secondary school. After 10 years of teaching he moved to teacher education at the University of Flensburg/Germany for a period of 4 years. After that he coordinated a long-term teacher professional development programme for Mathematics and Science teachers called SINUS from 2000-2010. Parallel to this he researched on this programme as well as on similar innovation programmes like Chemistry in Context and Science in Context. This research was done at the Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) at the University of Kiel. Since 2010 he is full professor for Biology and Geography Education at the University of Halle. He is one of the directors of the centre for teacher education at the University. His publication list includes nearly 80 publications regarding edcuational and biological topics, he has more than 150 conference attended and more than 50 workshops organized, both on national and international level. He is member of all international and national organizations, including NARST, NSTA, ESERA.
Martin Lindner was member of consortia of several projects. International projects are PARSEL, CROSSNET and ESTABLISH, national SINUS, Chemistry in Context, Science in Context, Year of the natural Sciences and several more. All programmes deal with science and Science (and Mathematics) education at school level and are targeting the work of teachers (Lindner 2008). The FP7-project ESTABLISH was recently finished, the Comenius-network SciCamp (dealing with Science camps) is coordinated by him. He is regularly visiting meetings of the Proconet-Network in Brussels, which is in contact with Brussels .
His research focus on two topics: (1) Outdoor Education, also supported by electronic media and (2) STEM education. The project of this proposal meets the second focus of his department in a very good way.
Among the 8 Dissertations at his deparment are 5 with focus on STEM Education.
Sandra Rudolph is a tutor in Mathematics for pupils at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the assistant for administration and organization of the lead coordinator of the SciVis project. In 2014 she has finished the studies for teaching profession in Mathematics, Biology and Astronomy at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 2014. Sandra is attending PhD studies at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
The Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
P.J. Šafarik University in Kosice
Faculty of Science
Univerzita Karlova v Praze
Center for the Promotion of Science