Stefan T. Siegel

Stefan T. Siegel

Stefan T. Siegel


Academic Staff

Büro 24-3-210
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen
Main Focuses

Educational theory

Professionalisation and professionalism of (prospective) instructors

Sustainability education

Teaching and learning with and about analogue and digital media

Educational-psychological myths, misconceptions and questionable beliefs

Science theory, science communication, open science

Professional Career
Teaching Activities

University of St.Gallen (since 2022)

  • HS 2023 7,555,1.00 Analyzing, Understanding and Designing Performance Evaluations in Schools, Universities and Companies
  • HS 2022 7,552 Current Trends in Business Education (Team Teaching with Prof. Dr. Bernadette Dilger)
  • FS 2023 4,552,1.00 Educational Psychology: Understanding Human's Thoughts and Actions in Teaching and Learning Contexts (Focus this Semester: Sustainability Education; Team Teaching with Dr. Luci Gommers)
  • HS 2022 7,552 Current Trends in Business Education (Team Teaching with Prof. Dr. Bernadette Dilger)
  • FS 2022 4,552,1.00 Educational Psychology (Team Teaching with Dr. Luci Gommers)

University of Augsburg (2017–2021)

Overview of previous and current university courses: 

Teaching philosophy (in German): 

Non-university teaching activities (selection):


Thesis supervision (Bachelor and Master)

You are welcome to write your Bachelor's and/or Master's thesis at the Institute of Business Education and Educational Management (IWP-HSG). I will be happy to supervise you in writing your thesis – especially if your project is related to my own research areas.

I am very happy to supervise qualification theses on the following topics. Possible questions are:

Sustainability Education / Education for Sustainable Development

  • What is the role and responsibility of universities, instructors, and students in meeting the challenges of the 21st century?
  • How can attitudes, skills, and knowledge relevant to sustainability be promoted in an evidence-based and effective manner?
  • ... see also the current call for proposals

II Professionalization and professionalism of teachers

  • How can teachers react appropriately to myths and areas of tension in higher education?
  • How do teachers professionalize themselves in the face of anecdotal evidence and scientific theory?

III Teaching and Learning with and via Educational Media

  • What constitutes the quality of teaching and explanatory videos?
  • To what extent can Open Educational Resources contribute to a sustainable future?
  • How can digital tools (for thought) support students and lecturers in knowledge management?

Important information on supervision

1) Before our first conversation, make some initial thoughts about a possible research question. If you would like to link to my research projects, I recommend you look at my list of publications. You can easily access many texts via Open Access.

2) Choose a topic that really interests you. Remember that you will be working on the topic over a longer period.

Feel free to get in touch with a project idea:

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • German Association for Educational and Academic Staff Development in Higher
    Education (dghd)
  • International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IGSBi)
  • Junior Researchers of The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (JURE)
  • The German Educational Research Association (DGfE)
    • Division 5 – Curriculum and Teaching | School Pedagogy
    • Division 12 – Media Education
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für angewandte Berufsbildungsforschung (SGAB)
  • Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE)
  • Swiss Faculty Development Network (SFDN)

List of publications, talks and workshops

Additional Information

Current list of publications

Selected publications:


Editor and Reviewer Activities