Dietrich Albert

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Albert, Dietrich, Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat.
Head of Cognitive Science Section
Senior Scientist
Phone: +43 (0)316 873 -30630, Secr.: -30631
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Skype: dietrich_albert
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Address: Inffeldgasse 13/VI, 8010 Graz, Austria
Web: TUGraz online, ORCID, ResearchGate


Prof. Dr. Dietrich Albert graduated from the University of Göttingen (Germany) with a degree in psychology. He received his Dr.rer.nat. and his postdoctoral degree (Habilitation in Psychologie) from the University of Marburg/Lahn (Germany). He was Professor of experimental psychology (Allgemeine Experimentelle Psychologie) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Currently he is senior scientist at TU Graz (ISDS), professor emeritus of psychology at University of Graz and key researcher at the Know-Center. During the academic year 2001/2002 he has been a visiting professor at Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education (Japan). His research topics cover several areas in experimental and applied psychology; his actual research focuses on knowledge and competence structures, decision-structures, their applications, information retrieval processes, and empirical research. He is (co-) editor of e.g. six books on knowledge structures and learning. He was the Chair of the scientific advisory board as well as the Board of Trustees of the Center for Psychological Information and Documentation (ZPID), Germany. Currently he is chair person of the European Japan Experts Association e.V. (EJEA). His expertise in European and national R&D projects is documented by several grants. The focus of research within these projects has been on modelling knowledge and competence, on developing comprehensive knowledge representation frameworks and ontologies, and on their application in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) for personalising learning paths, adaptively assessing knowledge and competencies of learners, personalized teaching, self-regulated learning, game-based learning and personalized learning environments. Research in decision-making focuses on cognitive processes of analysts and their cognitive biases, and decision support in disaster management. Information retrieval is focusing on reflective information seeking. Furthermore, he aims on the evaluation of adaptive systems from a psychological point of view and of standardisation in the educational field (ISO, ASI).

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