Prof. Franz Bogner
Chair of Biology Education, University of Bayreuth
Head of Centre of Math & Science Education (Z-MNU)
Director of the Outreach School Laboratory for Genetic Engineering
Keynote speech: Stories of Tomorrow: When Students fly to Mars.
Professor Franz Bogner earned his first doctoral degree in Zoology in 1987 (University of Regensburg) and his second degree in Habilitation in Biology Didactics in 1996 (University of Munich). Also he was post-doctoral fellow at the Cornell University [1989-1991, Ithaca, New York]) After a first full professorship at the University of Education in Ludwigsburg/Stuttgart (1997-2004), he was appointed at the University of Bayreuth, again as a full professor and head of the Institute of Biology Education. In team with a colleague of Mathematics, he is the director of the Z-MNU (Centre of Math & Science Education) at the University of Bayreuth. He and his research group are mainly involved in pre-service teacher education and in-service teacher enhancement. Prof. Bogner’s research projects consistently included cognitive (and emotional and attitudinal) assessment. The impact factor of Prof. Bogner is one of highest of German Science Educators