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The University of Toledo
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The University of Toledo
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MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

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Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000
419.530.2461
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Department Chair:
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Dr. Edward Janak
Gillham Hall Room 5000C
(419) 530-4114
edward.janak@utoledo.edu

Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

 

Florian Feucht

Dr. Florian Feucht

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology Program
Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership


Gillham Hall Room 5400G
Mail Stop 921
Phone:  419.530.2553
Fax:      419.530.8447
florian.feucht@utoledo.edu

 

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Dr. Florian C. Feucht is an associate professor of educational psychology at The University of Toledo. Dr. Feucht earned doctoral degrees in educational psychology and education sciences. In his scholarship, he focuses on personal epistemology in the classroom context and developed the Educational Model of Personal Epistemology (EMPE). Dr. Feucht also is specialized in the use of technology to support large-scale data collections and analyses in qualitative research. Dr. Feucht conducted a variety of classroom and cross-cultural research studies around the world and successfully publishes his empirical and conceptual work in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

 

  Educational Background
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2008

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas (NV), USA

2006

Ph.D. in Curriculum Research and Design
Carl von Ossietzky University
Oldenburg, Germany

2002

Diploma in Education Science (5 year degree)
Carl von Ossietzky University
Oldenburg, Germany

2002

Teaching Degree in Special Education
Carl von Ossietzky University
Oldenburg, Germany

2002

Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
University of New England
Armidale, Australia

2000

Certificate in Drama Education                
Carl von Ossietzky University
Oldenburg, Germany

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  Scholarly Interests
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Personal epistemology

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  Selected Publications
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Articles, peer-reviewed

Lunn Brownlee, J.,  Curtis, E. Spooner-Lane, R. & Feucht, F. (2015). Understanding children’s epistemic beliefs in elementary education. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education,  1-18. DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2015.1069369

Feucht, F. C. (2010). Information seeking, decision making, and action taking in social and political contexts. An Introduction to Psychological Aspects of Democratic Citizenship. In Factis Pax, 4(1), 1-10. download PDF from InFactisPax.org

Feucht, F. C. & Bendixen L. D. (2010). Exploring similarities and differences in personal epistemologies of U.S. and German elementary school teachers. Cognition and Instruction, 28(1), 39-69. download PDF from academia.edu

Special Issue

Feucht, F. C. (2010, Guest Editor). Skills, values, and beliefs for today’s democratic citizenship [Special issue]. In Factis Pax, 4(1).  download PDF from InFactisPax.org

Book

Bendixen, L. D. & Feucht, F. C. (Eds.). (2010). Personal epistemology in the classroom: Theory, research, and educational implications. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Book chapters

Feucht, F. C. & Mohme, A. (2015). Die Technik des Concept-Mapping-Interviews für Kinder am Beispiel der Erforschung epistemologischer Überzeugungen von Viertklässlern [The concept-mapping-interview technique for children used in the exemplary context of researching epistemic beliefs of fourth grade students]. In A. Kaiser (Hrsg.), Innovative Forschungs Methoden [Innovative Research Methods] (pp. 187-204). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Feucht, F. C., Marchand, G., & Olafson, L. (2015).  Use of concept maps to facilitate student learning in research and measurement courses. In M. McCrudden, G. Schraw and C. Buckendahl (Eds.). Use of visual displays in research and testing: Coding, interpreting, and reporting data (pp. 207-234). Scottsdale, AZ: Information Age Publishing.

Olafson, L. , Feucht, F. C., & Marchand, G. (2013). Using Visual Display Features of Qualitative Software to Enhance Qualitative Analyses. In M. McCruddden, D. Robinson & G. Schraw (Eds.). Learning through visual displays (pp. 389-415). Scottsdale, AZ: Information Age Publishing

Feucht, F. C. (2011). The epistemic underpinnings of Mrs. M’s reading lesson on drawing conclusions. A classroom-based research study. (pp. 227-245). In J. Brownlee, G. Schraw, and D. Berthelsen (Eds.). Personal epistemology in teacher education. London: Rutledge. download PDF from academia.edu

Feucht, F. C. & Bendixen, L. D. (2010). Personal epistemology in the classroom: A welcome and guide for the reader. In L. D. Bendixen and F. C. Feucht (Eds.), Personal epistemology in the classroom: Theory, research, and educational implications (pp. 3-28). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. download PDF from academia.edu

Feucht, F. C. (2010). Epistemic climate in elementary classrooms. In L. D. Bendixen and F. C. Feucht (Eds.), Personal epistemology in the classroom: Theory, research, and educational implications (pp. 55-93). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. download PDF from academia.edu

Bendixen, L. D. & Feucht, F. C. (2010). Personal epistemology in the classroom: What does research and theory tell us and where do we need to go next?.  In L. D. Bendixen and F. C. Feucht (Eds.), Personal epistemology in the classroom: Theory, research, and educational implications (pp. 555-586). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press download PDF from academia.edu
 

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  Presentations
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Feucht, F. C. (Chair & organizer) (2015, August). Changes in teachers’ personal epistemologies through explicit reflection and reflexivity. Symposium organized and chaired at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Limassol, Cyprus.

Feucht, F. C. (2015, August). Mrs. M.’s epistemic reflections as part of the epistemic climate of a science lesson. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Limassol, Cyprus.

Feucht, F. C., Rotshtein, R., & Acher, A., (2015, August). Examining cultural and developmental differences in elementary students’ personal epistemology. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Limassol, Cyprus.

Rotshtein, R., Feucht, F. C., Acher, A., Porter, K., & Haubert, L., (2015, April). Personal Epistemology of Elementary School Students in the United States and Argentina. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

Feucht, F. (2014, June). Improving news media literacy competencies for democracy: An experimental intervention study. Poster presented at the 4th European Symposium on Moral and Democratic Education: Moral Education for a Democratic Citizenship, Verona, Italy.

Haubert, L., Feucht, F. C., Frede, V., Mohme, A., Rotshtein, R., & Porter, K. (2014, February).  A cross-cultural study on the epistemic thinking of students in Burkina Faso and Germany.  Paper presented at the Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) Graduate Student Conference, Oxford, OH, USA.

Rotshtein, R., Feucht, F. C., Acher, A., Porter, K., & Haubert, L. (2014, February). Personal epistemology in US students with implications for citizenship. Paper presented at the Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) Graduate Student Conference, Oxford, OH, USA. 

Feucht, F. C., Ziegler, N. E., Maziarz, L. N., & Hany, S. L. (2013, July). Adolescents’ epistemic thinking when reading news text about illiteracy. Paper to be presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, Honolulu, USA. 

Feucht, F. C. (2013, April). Fourth grade students’ epistemic beliefs about knowledge verification. Paper presented in P. Alexander (Chair), Children's and Adolescents' Epistemic beliefs: Nature and assessment.  Symposium conducted at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. 

Feucht, F. C., Marchand, G., & Olafson, L. (2013, April). A typology of visual displays in qualitative research featuring ATLAS.ti examples. Paper presented in M. McCrudden (Chair), Using visual displays to score, interpret, and report quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research.  Symposium conducted at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Feucht, F. C., & Lefever, J. B. (2012, September). Metacognitive instruction to improve reading comprehension: An experimental research study. Poster to be presented at the 5th European Symposium on Metacognition, Milan, Italy. [NJ]

Feucht, F. C., Maziarz, L., Hany, S. L., &Ziegler, N. E. (2012, September). Teenage pregnancy: Competencies of US teenagers to use news text as a knowledge source. Poster presented at the 5th European Symposium on Metacognition, Milan, Italy.

Feucht, F. C., Ziegler, N. E., Maziarz, L., & Hany, S. L. (2011, August). Epistemic beliefs of high school students: “Can we trust the news about Haiti?” Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Exeter, England.

Feucht, F. C., & Ziegler, N. E. (2011, August). Computer use in second language learning: A developmental model. Poster presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Exeter, England. 

Feucht, F. C., & Knechtges, C. (2011, August). Exploring the development of leadership epistemology in adolescents. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Exeter, England.

Feucht, F. C. (2011, April). The Anne Frank task: Using a case study approach to learn about human development. Poster presented conducted at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Maziarz, L. N., Feucht, F. C., Hany, S.L., & Ziegler, N. E. (2011, April). Teenage Pregnancy in the News: How Do Adolescents Critically Analyze the Media? Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Feucht, F.C. (Chair) (2010, November). An Organizational and Task Perspective Model for Enhancing Teachers' Occupational Development. Paper session to be held at the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Hany, S. L., Feucht, F.C., Maziarz, L. N., & Ziegler, N. E. (2010, November). Can news about global warming be trusted? High school students’ epistemic beliefs about the news as a knowledge source. Paper presented at the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Feucht, C.F. & Knechtges, C. (2010, May). A good leader in action: A cross-sectional study exploring the interplay of high school students’ beliefs about leadership and the nature of knowledge and knowing. Paper presented at the 7th European Symposium on Conceptual Change: Teaching for Conceptual Change – In Search for Instructional Design Principles, Leuven, Netherlands.

Feucht, F. C. (Chair) (2010, May). Tracing conceptual understanding and conceptual change. Paper session conducted at the 7th European Symposium on Conceptual Change: Teaching for Conceptual Change – In Search for Instructional Design Principles, Leuven, Netherlands. 

Knechtges, C. & Feucht, F. C. (2010, April). The Development of Youth’s Beliefs about Leadership. Paper presented at the Judith Herb College of Education Research Colloquium, Toledo, Ohio.

Feucht, F. C. (Chair) (2010, April/May). Social Interactions to Support Learning and Problem Solving in Young Learners. Paper session conducted at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, USA. 

Feucht, F. C. (2010, April). The Nature of Epistemic Climate in Fourth Grade Classrooms. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, USA. 

Feucht, F. C., Bendixen, L. D., Winsor, D. L., Zemp, L., Keller, J., & Spatariu, A. (2010, April/May). Epistemic Profiling: Making the Case for Mixed-Methodology in a Personal Epistemology Investigation. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, USA. 

Knechtges, C. & Feucht, F. C. (2009, November). An Exploration Study on Youth’s Beliefs about Leadership and Their Epistemological Underpinnings. Poster presented at the Southwestern Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Feucht, F. C. (Featured Participant) (2009, November). Informed Citizenship and the Role of Personal Epistemology. Working Session conducted at the Southwestern Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Feucht, F. C. (Featured Participant) (2009, November). Classroom Epistemic Culture: Model Building. Working Session conducted at the Southwestern Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Feucht, F. C. (Moderator) (2009, November). Media, Culture, & Epistemological Beliefs. Working Session conducted at the Southwestern Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education (SCIPIE) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Feucht, F. C. (2009, September). Personal Epistemologies of US and German 4th Grade Teachers. A Cross-Cultural Study. Paper presented at the Judith Herb College of Education Research Colloquium, Toledo, Ohio. 

Bendixen, L. D. & Feucht, F. C. (Co-Chairs/Organizers/Discussant) (2009, August). Informed Citizenship: The Role of Personal Epistemology and Education. Symposium conducted at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Feucht, F. C. & Bendixen, L. D. (2009, August). Exploring Similarities and Differences in Personal Epistemologies of U.S. and German Elementary School Teachers. Poster presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Feucht, F. C. (2009, August). The Epistemic Influence of Elementary School Teacher Beliefs, Instruction, and Educational Materials on Reading Lessons in Elementary Classrooms. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Feucht, F. C. (2008, November). The Nature of Epistemic Climates. Paper presented at the JH College of Education research Colloquium, Toledo, OH.

Feucht, F. C. & Bendixen, L. D. (2008, July). Epistemological analyses of educational materials: Elementary school books and curricula in English, science, and mathematics. Paper presented in E. Stahl & D. Kienhues (Chairs/Organizers), Interplay between epistemological beliefs and different media during learning processes.  Symposium conducted at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

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  Courses
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EDP 3230: Human Development for preK-12

EDP 3290: Life Span Development

EDP 5110/ 7110: Basic Educational Psychology

EDP 6360/ 8360: Thinking and Reasoning in School Context

EDP 6190/ 8190: News Media Literacy, Democracy, and the Mind

RESM 6430/ 8430: Qualitative Research Design

RESM 5980/ 7980: Qualitative Research Computer Analyses

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Last Updated: 6/9/16