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Dr. Lena von Kotzebue

Dr. Lena von Kotzebue

Research assistant


University of Munich LMU
Faculty for Biology
Institute for Biology Education
Dr. Lena von Kotzebue
Winzererstr. 45/II
80797 Munich

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Biologie
Institut für die Didaktik der Biologie
Winzererstr. 45/II
80797 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 – 6193
Email: lena.kotzebue@bio.lmu.de

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 – 6193

Office hours:
by arrangement

Main research interests

  • Teaching and learning with digital media
  • Teachers’ professional knowledge
  • Instructional quality
  • Video based instructional research
  • Diagram competence


  • Since 2014 research assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Biology Education, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
  • 2012 Visiting researcher and lecturer, Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, Finland
  • 2010-2013 Ph.D. student and lecturer at the Institute for Life Sciences Education, School of Education, TUM
  • 2008-2010 student assistent at the Technische Universität München (TUM)


  • 2014 Doctoral degree at the TUM, thesis: „Diagram competence as a task in biology education for the teacher training: Conception, development and empirical validation of a structural model of the diagram-specific professional knowledge in a biological context” (summa cum laude)
  • 2010 First state examination, teaching degree for Gymnasium (grades 5-12) in the subjects biology and chemistry; final thesis: „Worksheets in science museums – development and implementation of a criteria catalog” (Award for an outstanding final thesis)
  • 2005 Abitur (equally to A-Levels) at Karolinen-Gymnasium, Rosenheim
  • 2003 High school diploma at Eagle Valley High-School (MN, USA)

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