Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Kuhn


International Meeting to establish a Special Interest Group under the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)

Current circumstances in the light of the Corona Virus:

In the face of the current travel restrictions and frequency of conference cancellations attributed to the spread of the Corona Virus, we have decided to postpone the official announcement of the Eye-Tracking in Science Education Research Meeting. We hope that the Meeting will take place as planned. We evaluate the situation frequently and we will keep updating this homepage regularly with new information. Furthermore, we will inform peers who provided their contact information via email about updates. For any questions or in case you also would like to receive updates via email, please contact Stefan Küchemann (s.kuechemann(at)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.“

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Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

The Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern, TUK) is a research university with international visibility. Research of highest quality according to the international standards of the respective scientific disciplines lies at the very heart of TUK. Quality and strength of the whole spectrum of TUK’s research are rooted in the scientific disciplines and in addressing the grand societal scientific challenges. TUK’s research strategy governs a dynamic process of profile building with major support by the research initiative of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate. Two research centers and six research units represent the current major scientific strongholds of the university.

Czech Univerzita Karlova

Charles University (Czech Univerzita Karlova, Latin Universitas Carolina) is the largest university in the Czech Republic and the oldest university in Central Europe. It has 17 faculties and more than 50,000 students, about a sixth of all students in the Czech Republic. It also ranks (Shanghai 2011 ranking) among the top 1.5% of the world's best universities (places 201–300). Prague University was founded on April 7, 1348 by Charles IV. The European Credit Transfer System has been implemented at Karls University since 2001 and, in addition to the courses in Czech, there are also programs in English and German.

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.


  • Discuss relevant research question in science education research which involve eye tracking
  • Elaborate quantitative analysis methods, discuss eye-tracking metrics in various contexts and potentially share developed analysis procedures.
  • Debate the application of eye-tracking in potential field settings (e.g. classroom, lecture hall)
  • Identification discipline-spanning similarities and differences.
  • Discuss how eye movements of experts can be used as an educational/instructional tool.
  • Discuss and highlight theoretical frameworks and models, such as multimedia design theories and visual representational theories.

Submission Formats

Online submission is open now. There will be three different formats of presentation possibilities during the meeting. For the submission, please include the format, title, author names, author affiliations and an abstract for each contribution. The abstract should be no longer than 300 words for each contribution. Please submit your contributions to s.kuechemann(at) until April 15th.

Research Session

Regular contributions of theoretical or empirical research in the form of oral presentations. Each contribution is scheduled for 30 minutes (20 min presentation and 10 min discussion)

Work in Progress

Possibility to present work-in-progress or research ideas at an early stage of a project. Each contribution is scheduled for 20 minutes (15 min presentation and 5 min discussion)

Poster Session

The interactive poster session provides the opportunity for intense discussions of the data. A poster can be submitted as a stand-alone contribution or as an add-on to an oral contribution. Please indicate if the poster is related to an oral contribution.

Organization and Process

How to find us





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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