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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 during Semester time: Tuesday, 15.30 bis 16.30


Foto Inga GloggerFoto Inga Glogger


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

Short bio

Selected Recent Publications (Full list of Publications)

Glogger-Frey, I., Gaus, K., & Renkl, A. (2017). Learning from direct instruction: Best prepared by several self-regulated or guided invention activities? Learning & Instruction, 51, 26-35.  

Glogger-Frey, I., Deutscher, M., & Renkl, A. (2018). Student teachers' prior knowledge as prerequisite to learn how to assess pupils' learning strategies. Teaching and Teacher Education, 76, 227-241.

Hoogerheide,, V., Renkl, A., Fiorella, L., Paas, F., & van Gog, T. (2018; first online). Enhancing example-based learning: Teaching on video increases arousal and improves problem-solving performance. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Endres, T., Carpenter, S., Martin, A., & Renkl, A. (2017). Enhancing learning by retrieval: Enriching free recall with elaborative prompting. Learning & Instruction, 49 , 13-20. 

Renkl, A., & Scheiter, K. (2017). Studying visual displays: How to instructionally support learning. Educational Psychology Review, 29, 599-621

Skuballa, I. T., Dammert, A., & Renkl, A. (2018). Two kinds of meaningful multimedia learning: Is cognitive activity alone as good as combined behavioral and cognitive activity? Learning & Instruction, 54, 35-46.




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