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Classroom under Sails (KUS)

Project description

 

Personality development in adolescence through experiential settings within the project „Classroom under Sails“ (KUS).

The KUS project is a research project of the FAU and has been under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Thomas Eberle (Leader of the Research and Teaching Unit School Education, School Develepment and Experiential Learning) since September 2012. The project was initiated in 2008 by Prof. Dr. Claudia Kugelmann and Dr. Ruth Merk.

34 grammar school tenth-graders experience for six months – in addition to the contents of the curriculum – the responsibility and organisation of steering a ship to foreign countries.

It is very interesting for scientists that this floating classroom, with only a few uncontrollable external influences, allows a high variance elucidation for the personality variables, which are to be researched multi-methodically.

According to planning, this includes self-competence such as commitment, flexibility, stamina or willingness to perform as well as factors of social competence: ability to work in a team, cooperation and conflict ability or intercultural competence. These „key qualifications“ should develop in a more targeted way than with comparable groups in the regular setting due to the special challenges that students and teachers face.

So far, the project has been used, among other things, to record in qualitative procedures which socio-emotional maturation processes are undergone on the cruise.

This season’s focus is on quantitative empirical surveys that fit into pedagogical and psychological research traditions, such as the mutual influences of emotion and motivation on confrontation with new performance requirements.

 


KUS-Team


Results

 

Publications

Adelhardt, Z. & Eberle, T. (2019). Effects of a long-term separation from online gaming on teenagers’ gaming habits. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM19), University of Brighton, U.K. 1-7.

Adelhardt, Z., Markus, S. & Eberle, T. (2019) Concepts Clarification and Differentiation between Smartphone Addiction and Compulsive Internet Use Based on Diagnostic Investigation on Two Scales. SMSociety ’19. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society (108-116), doi: 10.1145/3328529.3328551.

Eberle, T. (2019). Klassenzimmer unter Segeln (Themenheft Neue Medien und Medium Wasser – alles im Fluss). e&l erleben und lernen, 27. Jahrgang (3 & 4), 19-21.

Eberle T & Fengler, J. (2019): Erlebnispädagogik. In J. Fengler & T. Eberle (Hrsg.) Erlebnispädagogik. Empirische Pädagogik 33(1), 6-22.

Fengler, J. & Eberle T. (Hrsg.) (2019). Erlebnispädagogik. Empirische Pädagogik 33(1), Landau.

Jacob, B., Markus, S., Adelhardt, Z. & Eberle T. (2019). Entwicklungsförderung Adoleszenter durch eine erlebnispädagogische Langzeitintervention am Beispiel „Klassenzimmer unter Segeln“. In J. Fengler & T. Eberle (Hrsg.) Erlebnispädagogik. Empirische Pädagogik 33(1), 101-123.

Markus, S., Eberle, T. & Fengler, J. (2019). Einflussfaktoren auf die Entwicklung allgemeiner und spezifischer Selbstwirksamkeitserwartungen in mehrtägigen erlebnispädagogischen Interventionen. In J. Fengler & T. Eberle (Hrsg.) Erlebnispädagogik. Empirische Pädagogik 33(1), 71-100.

Adelhardt, Z., Markus, S. & Eberle, T. (under review). Long-Lasting Separation from Smartphones: Influence on Teenagers’ Technological Anxiety and Fear of Missing Out. Social Media + Society. SAGE publications, Thousand Oaks.

Jacob, B., Adelhardt, Z. & Eberle, T. (in prep). „Self Efficacy and Self Esteem: Influence of long-term intervention on adolescent personality development”.

Adelhardt, Z., Markus, S. & Eberle, T. (2018). Six months of „digital death“: teenagers’ reaction on separation from social media. Accepted as “work-in-progress” paper for the proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM), Limerick.

Adelhardt, Z., Markus, S. & Eberle, T. (2018). Teenagers’ Reaction on the Long-Lasting Separation from Smartphones, Anxiety and Fear of Missing Out. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society (SM&S), Copenhagen. DOI: 10.1145/3217804.3217914

Eberle, T., Adelhardt, Z., Jacob, B. & Markus, S. (2017). Influence of long-term experiential learning and sailing adventure on teenage personality development. Paper presented at the 9th SELF Biennial International Conference (SELF2017), Melbourne.

Jacob, B., Markus, S. & Eberle, T. (2016). PESKA – Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und Schlüsselkompetenzen Adoleszenter. Zwischenbericht 1 für das Forschungsprojekt PESKA. Nürnberg.

Markus, S. (2015). Autonomiegewährung als Bedingungsfaktor von Lern- und Leistungsemotionen. Poster präsentiert auf Nachwuchstagung der 3. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Bochum, Germany.

 

Papers

Eberle, T. Embodied Cognition. Experiental Learning in Challenging Outdoor Situations. Effects on Self-concept. 23rd Wold Conference oft the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Nashville, TN, USA (24-28.7.2019)

Adelhardt, Z., Markus, S. & Eberle, T. (2019) Concepts Clarification and Differentiation between Smartphone Addiction and Compulsive Internet Use Based on Diagnostic Investigation on Two Scales. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society (SMSociety’19) Toronto, Canada (19-21.7.2019)

Adelhardt, Z. & Eberle, T. (2019). Effects of a long-term separation from online gaming on teenagers’ gaming habits. Paper presented at the the 6th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM19), Brighton, England (12-14.6.2019)

Adelhardt, Zinaida; Markus, Stefan; Eberle, Thomas (2018): Six months of „digital death“. Teenagers’ reaction on separation from social media. The 5th European Conference on Social Media. Limerick, 21-22 June.

Adelhardt, Zinaida; Markus, Stefan; Eberle, Thomas (2018): Teenagers’ Reaction on the Long-Lasting Separation from Smartphones, Anxiety and Fear of Missing Out. The 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society. Copenhagen, 18-20 July.

Adelhardt, Zinaida; Eberle, Thomas (2017): Influence of long-term experiential learning and sailing adventure on teenage personality development. The 9th SELF Biennial International Conference. Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. Melbourne, 25.09.2017.


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