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Leonie Jacob

Leonie Jacob

Member of Multiple Representations lab

Leonie Jacob has been a PhD student in the Multiple Representations lab since 2017. In her research, she works with new teaching and learning methods to support students in acquiring knowledge and to promote individual learning. In her research project she focuses on the method Learning by Explaining which is regarded as an effective instructional method since students enhance their understanding while explaining learned materials to (fictitious) others. Including new technology, this method can be implemented in numerous ways. Leonie Jacob empirically investigates boundary conditions of this method in practice related contexts, such as classrooms.

Leonie Jacob studied Psychology of Teaching, Learning, and Training and Educational Science at the University of Erfurt (B.A. 2015), and Empirical Educational Research and Pedagogical Psychology (M.Sc. 2017) at the University of Tübingen with a research orientated concentration. During her studies she worked as a student research assistant at the IWM in the Multimodal Interaction lab and as a research intern at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) in Frankfurt.


Explaining-Modality Effect: Generating Oral versus Written Explanations

Learning by technology-enhanced explaining

Conference Contributions

Jacob, L., Lachner, A., & Scheiter, K. (2019, August). Is generating oral explanations more effective than writing explanations? Text difficulty matters. 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Aachen, Germany. [Talk]

Lachner, A., Richter, J., Jacob, L., Bilgenroth, F., & Scheiter, K. (2019, August). Detrimental effects of constructive learning activities on students’ learning. 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Aachen, Germany. [Talk]

Jacob, L., Lachner, A. & Scheiter, K. (2018, August). Oral explaining holds lead over written explaining? Task difficulty matters. European Association for Research on Learning an Instruction (EARLI). Special Interest Group (SIG) 6 & 7: Instructional Design and Technology for 21st Century Learning: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Directions. Bonn. [Talk]

Müller, J., Kornmann, J., Oestermeier, U., Jacob, L., Golle, J., & Gerjets, P. (2016, März). „Mathematik zum Anhören: Kinder komponieren mit LEGO“ – Pilotstudie eines musikalisch mathematischen Kurses für besonders begabte und hochbegabte Kinder der dritten und vierten Klasse. 4. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung. Berlin. [Vortrag]

Müller, J., Kornmann, J., Oestermeier, U., Jacob, L., & Gerjets, P. (2015, November). „Mathematik zum Anhören: Kinder komponieren mit LEGO“. Tag der Wissenschaft der Hector Kinderakademien. Stuttgart. [Poster]

Organisation of Conferences

Gerjets, P., Oestermeier, U., Kornmann, J., Müller, J., & Jacob, L. (2015). Der LEGO-Musik-Kurs der Hector-Kinderakademie , 30. Juli 2015.


Leonie Jacob

Leonie Jacob

Schleichstraße 6
72076 Tübingen
Room 6.601
phone: +49 7071 979-284
fax: +49 7071 979-200