• Prof. Edgar Krull
  • Prof. Edgar Krull
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Biography:
    Prof. Edgar Krull graduated from Tartu University as a physicist and teacher of physics in 1972. In following years he worked as a laboratory assistant at the Department of General Physics at the same university, then a three year period of work followed at the Department of Physics, University of Annaba, Algeria. Next he worked for a while as teacher of physics and simultaneously started his post-graduate studies in education. In 1987 he defended his thesis of the Candidate of Educational Sciences (equivalent of Ph.D.) titled “Identification of basic leaning objectives and ensuring their timely achievement”. Since then, his work career as a faculty member at the Department General Pedagogy, Tartu University, started. Initially he was elected to the position of Senior Lecturer, nextto the position of Associate Professor, andthen was elected to the position of Professor of General Education in 2002. Additionally, he served as the Head of the Department of General Education in the following three years. As a faculty member of the Department of General Pedagogy he had many research stays abroad. The longest of them was an eight-month research stay at the San Francisco State University (1994–95).He has been attending annually many international conferences on education (ECER, EARLI, and others) and has been organizer of many international conferences in Estonia. His research interests are shared between four fields: teacher pedagogical preparation and professional development, educational psychology and its teaching methodology, curriculum studies and history of education.He has been coordinator of many research projectssupported by the Estonian Government and European Structural Fund.Currently he serves as a research fellow in two international projects on teacher education. One of them is an EU funded research project “Workplace-based e-Assessment Technology for Competency-based Higher Multi-professional Education. He is teaching courses of educational psychology and curriculum studies at Tartu University. Prof Krull is the author and co-author of more than 200 scientific publications. Heis author to five monographs, including Handbook of Educational Psychology (2000/01, in Est.) and has been editor or co-editor of 15 collections of articles. One of these publications has been “Main results of the project ‘Teachers’ Professional Development and its supporting’ (2013,in Est.). He has been author and co-author to more than 30 articles in international journals and collections. Among them “Novice and Experienced Teachers’ Views on Professionalism” in Trames: Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences” (2014); “Impact on student teachers’ conception of learning and teaching from studying a course in educational psychology” in Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher education (2013);”Promoting student teachers’ lesson analysis and observation skills by using Gagné’s model of an instructional unit” in Journal of Education for teaching (2010); “Reflection of cross-curricular ideas in the Estonian curricula of general education. An historical study”in Trames (2010); and “Differences in teachers' comments on classroom events as indicators of their professional development” inTeaching and Teacher Education (2007).Also, he has authored to several entries to the encyclopaedias and handbooks, including entries on assessment, learning, and educational psychology to the Lexicon of Education (2013,in Est.)
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