Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Kuhn

Looking back at the “Eye Tracking in Science Education Research”-Online Meeting 2021

We have had some great, diverse and inspiring three days of eye tracking research and methodological talks.

To support researchers who are willing to start with Eye Tracking and those who are more experienced, our initial idea was to combine very exciting and inspiring keynote talks with research sessions, work in progress sessions and presentations from Tobii Pro, a manufacturer of eye tracking equipment. We hope that you liked this format and seems that more than 170 participants from the around the world confirmed to some extent this format was helpful.

We were very happy about the diversity of the contributions coming from fields of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and even geography. We have seen a variety of underlying theoretical considerations, starting from multimedia learning, including assumptions of the working memory, learning with multiple representations and perceptual models. We have seen different ways of analyzing eye tracking data, a new metric to look at the data, a toolset to analyze scan paths, a mediation analysis and machine learning models to analyze eye-tracking data. Apart from that we have also seen which complexity a real environment brings to the analysis and how eye tracking can be transfered to an augmented reality environment.

We hope you enjoyed the three days of “Eye Tracking in Science Education Research”-Online Meeting as much as we did!

Hope to see you next year!

All the best,

the Organizers

ESERA Special Interest Group

Eye Tracking in Science Education has received a growing interested, for instance, in the analysis of expertise development and process-based learning analyses. Attributed to the discipline-specific cases and representations, a link between the different disciplines which use Eye Tracking is complicated and unfortunately only an exception.

The ESERA Special Interest Group “Eye Tracking in Science Education Research” aims to elevate Eye-tracking research in science education via cross-linking science education researchers from different disciplines who apply Eye tracking to gain insights into learning, problem-solving and teaching processes at school and at the university. Despite the methodical focus of the SIG we encourage the SIG members to have a strong theory-based focus.

The scope of relevant research comprises well-controlled laboratory studies as well as authentic field studies using both stationary and mobile Eye-tracking solutions. In detail, it covers advances in quantitative Eye-tracking data analysis, studies of learning and design theories, development and improvement of instructional material, resolution of cognitive and perceptual processes, experimental laboratory work, student-student interactions and student-teacher interactions.

This was the Program...



There will be also three presentations from Tobii Pro during the event.

Organization and Process

supported by





Dr. Stefan Küchemann
University of Kaiserslautern
Department of Physics/Physics Education Research Group
Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. Building 46 (Room 523)
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Phone: 49 631 205 5408
Email: s.kuechemann(at)


Martin Rusek, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Didactics of Chemistry
Faculty of Education
Charles University
MD Rettig
116 39 Prague 1

email: martin.rusek(at)

Head of the Group

Prof. Dr. Jochen Kuhn
University of Kaiserslautern
Department of Physics/Physics Education Research Group
Center for Teacher Education/DigitaLLZ (Scientific Director)
Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. Building 46 (Room 525)
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

phone (secret.): 49 631 205 2695
phone (direct): 49 631 205 2393
fax: 49 631 205 3677
e-mail: kuhn(at) 


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