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Prof. Dr. Alexander Renkl


Es ist schon alles gesagt, nur noch nicht von allen (Karl Valentin) 

Postal Address

University of Freiburg
Psychological Institute
Educational and Developmental Psychology

D-79085 Freiburg

Tel.: ++49 (0) 761 203 3003
Fax: ++49 (0) 761 203 3100


Office hours: Tuesday, 16.30 - 17.30 


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There is no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting (Robert Graves) 

  • Example-based learning
  • Instructional explanations and self-explanations
  • Learning from multiple representations (multimedia learning)
  • Learning strategies
  • Learning by journal writing
  • Teachers' pedagogical and psychological knowledge



  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

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Selected Recent Publications (Full list of Publications)

Glogger-Frey, I., Fleischer, C., Grüny, L., Kappich, J., & Renkl, A. (2015). Inventing a solution and studying a worked solution prepare differently for learning from direct instruction. Learning & Instruction, 39, 72-87. 

Renkl, A. (2013). Why practice recommendations are important in use-inspired basic research and why too much caution is dysfunctional. Educational Psychology Review, 25, 317-324. 

Renkl, A. (2014). Learning from worked examples: How to prepare students for meaningful problem solving. In V. A. Benassi, C. E. Overson, & C. M Hakala (Eds.), Applying the Science of Learning in Education: Infusing psychological science into curriculum. Retrievable for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/asle2014/index.php.

Renkl, A., (2014). Towards an instructionally-oriented theory of example-based learning. Cognitive Science, 38, 1-37.

Renkl, A. (2015). Different roads lead to Rome: The case of principle-based cognitive skills. Learning: Research & Practice, 1, 79-90.



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