Prof. Dr. Marc Stadtler

Prof. Dr. Marc Stadtler

Head of the Competence Development
and Competence Modeling Lab
Institute for Educational Research
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
GA 2/31
Phone: +49 234 32 - 27317

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Short bio:

Marc Stadtler completed his studies in Psychology at Muenster University, specializing in Educational Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. from the same institution, focusing on the role of metacognition in the web searches of laypersons. For his dissertation, he received received the university's dissertation award in 2005.
In 2014, Marc Stadtler earned his habilitation from Muenster University for his work on "How do lay people understand conflicting scientific information? A reading perspective," highlighting his commitment to cognitive approaches to reading as the theoretical foundation for his empirical work.
Currently serving as a Full Professor for Competence Development and Competence Modeling at the Institute of Educational Research, Ruhr University Bochum, Marc Stadtler's research is centered on (a) exploring the cognitive and metacognitive foundations of learning from multiple documents, (b) developing, implementing, and assessing training programs to enhance skills in multiple document use, and (c) examining the understanding and evaluation of scientific information by lay audiences. His research pays particular attention to the intricate interplay between formal, non-formal, and informal learning settings, encompassing both school and out-of-school learning opportunities, such as out-of-school learning labs.
Marc Stadtler's research has received funding from reputable organizations, including DFG, BMBF, ANR, and private foundations such as Deutsche Telekom-Stiftung.



Prof. Dr. Marc Stadtler joined Ruhr-University Bochum in 2017. He heads the Competence Development and Competence Modeling Lab. Trained as a psychologist, he completed his habilitation and doctorate at the Institute of Psychology at WWU Münster.

His research focuses on educational processes at the crossroads of informal, non-formal, and formal learning settings. Prof. Dr. Stadtler examines how children, adolescents and adults learn about science topics in digital information environments, how they integrate information from multiple sources and which sources they trust. Read more...


Latest Publication (read more):

Schuster, C., Alef, M., Mierwald, M., Brauch, N., & Stadtler, M. (2023). Metacomprehension in Multiple Document Reading. Can Judgment Accuracy Be Fostered by Generating Twitter-Like Summaries? Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie.


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