The Graduate School "ProMINTion" is part of the Humboldt-ProMINT-Kolleg, an interdisciplinary institution for teacher education in mathematics, informatics and the natural sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
The topic “measurement processes and handling data” is part of the day-to-day scientific practice in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Likewise, students in mathematics, informatics and natural sciences get intensely into contact with that same issue at school and university. Nevertheless, the topic has hitherto attracted little interest in both the field of subject-related pedagogical research as well as the research field of university pedagogy. In fact, it is rather the topic “experimentation” that dominates the scientific discussion in the field of the subject-specific pedagogies (formulating a hypothesis, planning an investigation, data analysis).
In the framework of their scientific training, the PhD students of “ProMINTion” pursue a subject-related international training programme “measuring processes and handling data”, which focuses on both the specific scientific discipline and the subject-specific pedagogies.
In order to promote the internationalization of young scientists, the programme “ProMINTion” includes a three-month international research stay in a subject-specific pedagogy research group. Moreover, “ProMINTion” PhD students attend and present at international conferences and workshops and receive communication skills training as well as training in academic writing, by which the visibility of the STEM pedagogies is promoted.
The PhD students are selected from among holders of a master’s degree in mathematics, informatics or science education and become affiliates of the well-established Humboldt-ProMINT-Kolleg which provides both subject-specific pedagogical training and scientific expertise.