Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael A. Anton

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Professorship for Didactics of Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry

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Curriculum Vitae:

born 1948 in Munich
1968-1975 Studied to become a grammar school teacher in Bavaria at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and completed his traineeship
1975-1994 Teacher of chemistry and biology in Ansbach and Munich
1982-1994 Seminar teacher for chemistry
1993-2002 Lecturer in addiction prevention for all teaching positions at the LMU
1994-2016 Head of the Department of Didactics and Mathematics of Chemistry at LMU Munich
1995 Doctorate in Didactics of Natural Sciences and Pedagogy at the University of Salzburg/LMU
2003 Appointment as honorary professor at the University of Vienna
2011 Habilitation in didactics of chemistry at the University of Cologne
2000-2004 Member of the Board of the Society for Didactics of Chemistry and Physics
2001-2010 Member of IMST2 (Austrian education project: "Innovations in Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching")
1995-2010, 2014-2016 Spokesperson of the Bavarian Chemistry Didactics Association
2011-2016 Spokesperson of the didactics working group at LMU
since 2005 member of the core team and advisory board for the redesign of the new chemistry exhibition at the Deutsches Museum
Accreditations as an expert in chemistry didactics: 1995 Singapore (Goethe-Institut), 2003 Sarajevo (TEMPUS project), 2011 Yemen (German Society for International Cooperation: GIZ), 2013 expert for chemistry didactics on behalf of the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
since January 2021 Head of the Institute for Didactics of Chemistry (IDC) at the University of Vienna


Research areas:

* Science propaedeutics in chemistry lessons
* Structuring content and the process of understanding
* Questioning the teaching experience of teachers

"Chemistry didactic research at the IDC Vienna should uncover and implement the teaching conditions that facilitate informed, critical and constructive thinking and participation in chemistry-related issues and promote democratic consensus-building!" (Michael Anton)