Prof Dr Melanie PlatzProfessor for Didactics of Primary Education at Saarland University

Prof Dr Melanie Platz passed the 1st state examination for the teaching profession at secondary schools at the University of Koblenz-Landau in 2009 and received her doctorate in mathematics at the interface to computer science in 2014.

Her research focus further developed to the field of primary education with a focus on the development of substantial learning environments on contemporary and subject- and didactically justified topics that are connectable in terms of the spiral curriculum, but hardly covered in primary mathematics education, such as preformal proof, topics of informatics education (Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee on Immersive Learning Environments) or the creation of Risk Literacy (participation in the UN Working Group Space & Global Health) and Search Literacy (co-moderation of the WG Applications of the Open Search Foundation).

Since March 2021, she is Professor for Didactics of Primary Education – focus on Mathematics – at Saarland University.

Keywords: Mathematics didactics, primary education, digital media, subject didactic 

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