Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wedekind (Germany)
Dr. Hartmut Wedekind is professor of early childhood education and didactics with emphasis on the natural sciences, mathematics and technology at the Alice Salomon University Berlin.
His interest are, among other things, the participation of children in educational institutions and in municipalities, the play pedagogy; in particular, play learning in the field of natural science and mathematical education, as well as the learning and teaching formats in the context of working in workshops and the natural science education in the context of workshop learning.
He is the scientific director of the children’s research center HELLEUM and currently supervises three projects. These projects deal with the issue of natural/science education: a project that involves science education in the context of working in workshops in schools and day care centers in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an offer for mobile studying workshops for primary schools and day care centers (Helle und Leum Tüfteltruhen) and the children’s research center HELLEUM.