Julia Prieß-Buchheit is Professor of Education and Didactics at the University of Applied Sciences Coburg, Germany. Julia Prieß-Buchheit’s expertise is in learning ethics and integrity and in social technologies. Her research has an international focus and systematically investigates citizen education and professionalisation in contemporary societies. Currently, she is a professor of Education and Didactics at the University of Applied Sciences Coburg (Academic Centre for Sciences and Humanities), where she implements an interdisciplinary study program for all faculties. Her professorship is officially labelled research professorship.
She leads research projects on:
- Technology impact (learning assessments and educational algorithms).
- Fostering research integrity and data literacy.
- Training a future generation of responsible citizens and researchers.
With her team, she develops design principles, observes systematic differences (cultural, gender, age, education), and investigates algorithms and testing procedures.
She is an expert in curriculum development and assessment and leads the evaluation and didactics team at Coburg University. She teaches interdisciplinary courses to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as supervisors based on her social science background, particularly from education, psychology, and vocational/economics education. Last year she became the Dean of Studies at the Academic Centre for Sciences and Humanities and founded the (German-speaking) Teaching and Learning Scientific Practice network.
Since 2018, she has chaired the board of the Zentrum für Konstruktive Wissenschaft e.V. (ZKE), an interdisciplinary research group with a fifty-year tradition. The ZKE includes researchers, graduates, and students from educational science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, physics, medicine, and computer science, among others. They develop and test theories as well as methods based on methodological constructivism. As chair, she supports the education of ZKE’s outstanding students and early career researchers.
She is one of the few coordinators of a Horizon2020 project associated with a university of applied sciences in Germany (and Europe). In 2015, University Kiel awarded her the prize for Innovative and Trendsetting Teaching, and in 2019, she won the Genius Loci-Preis, together with the Coburger Weg team. Her latest digital learning settings for students and pupils are open source and won both the #WeForSchool Hackathon and the #EUvsVirus Hackathon in 2020.