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Curriculum Vitae – Univ.-Prof. Anja Lembens

Schooling

1969-1973Elementary School, Tokyo / Japan
1973-1979Secondary School, Wiesbaden, Germany
1979-1982Secondary School level II, Wiesbaden, Germany

Certificate: Abitur (university-entrance diploma)

 Apprenticeship

1982-1984Vocational training as laboratory worker in biology; Hoechst Company Albert, Wiesbaden, Germany
1984-1986Musicology, University of Mainz, Germany
1986-1992Teaching degree for secondary schools (biology and chemistry), University of Heidelberg, Germany
1992-1993Certificate: first state examination; thesis in biology
1993-1995Traineeship in Heidelberg, Germany; certificate: second state examination

Academic career and positions

1995-1996

Research assistant, University of Education Heidelberg, Germany, working group of Prof. Schallies, Faculty III Chemistry, scientific evaluation of the „Aktion Klimafreundliche und energiesparende Schule“ (action climate-friendly and energy-saving schools) of the Ministry of Environment and Traffic, Baden-Württemberg.

1996-2000Research assistant, University of Education Heidelberg, working group of Prof. Schallies, Faculty III Chemistry, Project „Schule Ethik Technologie“ (SET; School Ethics Technology) in cooperation with the Centre for Ethics in  the Science and Humanities of the University of Tübingen; funded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Research, Science and Technology.
2000-2005

Secondary teacher in Baden-Württemberg at the secondary school Bammental

2003

Ph.D. at the College of Education Heidelberg
Thesis: „How does an understanding for biotechnology and genetic engineering develop?“ (summa cum laude)

2005-2008

Junior professorship for chemistry and its didactics at the University of Education Heidelberg, Germany

2008-2010

Professorship for didactics of chemistry at the AECC Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria
Constitution and administration of the Austrian Educational Competence Centre Chemistry (AECC Chemistry)

since July 2010Full Professorship for didactics of chemistry at the AECC Chemistry, University of Vienna
since October 2011Deputy head of the Centre for Science Education Research, University of Vienna

Main Research Areas

Pre-service education and research in the areas Nature of Science (NOS) and Professional Development

Research and Development Projects

„Climate-friendlly and Energy-saving Schools“ by order of the Ministry of Environment and Traffic, Baden-Württemberg (1995-1996)

„Understand and judge Technologies - The academic teaching of the competence to judge as a didactcal and methodical assignment using the example of genetic engineering.“ SET (School Ethics Technology). In collaboration with the Centre for Ethics in Science and Humanities of the University of Tübingen and in order of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (1996-2000)

EU-Project Pallas Athene - Ambassadors for women and science – use of best practice instruments to strengthen women in research. Project within the Sixth Framework Programme structuring the European Research Area Science and Society Contract No.: 017728, Cooperation project of the College of Education Heidelberg and the University of Hamburg with companies of the Helmholtzgemeinschaft (HGF) (2005-2007)

Cooperation with the Free Reformschool Heidelberg to develop modules for a reform-oriented science education in lower grades (2007-2009)

Benchmarks in Science funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (2009-2011)

Comprehensive Learning through Concept Cartoons funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, Contract No. SPA/03-142/Concept Cartoons (2010-2012)

Partner of the University of Klagenfurt in the FP7 PROFILES (Contract no. 266589) (since 2012)

Austrian Educational Competence Centre Chemistry
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