Kathrin Smolarczyk, M.A.
Research associate in the project "EnvironMINT"
Since 2022, I have been working at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Communication and Environment with Prof. Rolf Becker as a research associate in the third-party funded project "EnvironMINT". Before that, I completed a Master's degree in Empirical Educational Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and then worked there for more than four years at the Chair of Empirical Educational Research as a research associate in various third-party funded projects and lecturing.
The project "EnvironMINT" ( running period 09/2022 - 08/2025) is part of the BMBF funding guideline on conditions for success of STEM education and investigates the conditions for a successful collaboration of schools and Fab Labs with children, parents and peers for self-determined, sustainable and creative making as a form of holistic STEM education using a participatory and iterative research approach.
Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
Smolarczyk, K., & Kröner, S. (2021): Two decades in the making: A scoping review on research on digital making and its potential for digital empowerment in non-formal settings. Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
Smolarczyk, K., Wießnet, V., Birnbaum, L., & Kröner, S. (2021). The effects of setting and music on the intention to participate in out-of-school music classes: An experimental video vignette study. Psychology of Music. 50(2), 345-364.
Birnbaum, L., Flasche, V., Hasselhorn, J., Jörissen, B., Kröner, S., Lehmann, A.C., Lill, F., Smolarczyk, K. & Wießnet, V. (2020). Kondensiertes Glück? Komplexe Forschungsdesigns zur Entwicklung musikpädagogischer Interventionen. In: Timm, S., Costa, J., Kühn, C. & Scheunpflug, A. Kulturelle Bildung. Theoretische Perspektiven, methodologische Herausforderungen und empirische Befunde (pp. 317-334). Münster: Waxmann.