Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Science - Department of General Pedagogy

Prof. Dr. Malte Brinkmann

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Executive Director of the  Department for Education Studies (IfE)

Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Educational Research (IZBF)

Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften

Fachbereich Allgemeine Erziehungswissenschaft

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin

phone: +49 (030) 2093 - 66962

fax: + 49 (030) 2093 - 4047


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Malte Brinkmann teaches General Pedagogy at the Institute for Educational Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin. He is a member of the board and speaker of the Division Philosophy of Bildung and Education of the German Society for Educational Studies (DGfE)  and co-editor of the Educational Studies Revue. Furthermore he is a managing Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Educational Research (IZBF). He represents a phenomenologically oriented pedagogy, regularly invites to an International Symposium on Phenomenological Educational Studies and is editor of a book series on this subject. 

His research focuses on Bildung, educational and social-theoretical questions, in particular on a theory of embodied learning and practising (the practice). A further focus is on qualitative research in teaching and learning, in particular on phenomenological video analysis.

These interests are reflected in teaching: In addition to lectures on the introduction to educational studies and on questions of Bildung, educational and practice (Übung) theory, he is responsible for the qualitative method courses in teacher training and pedagogy courses. He offers seminars on philosophical, didactic, aesthetic, social-theoretical and cultural topics as well as on qualitative educational research.

He is a reviewer for national and international scientific journals and a member of the editorial board of international journals. He has been a visiting professor at various international universities. In October 2019 he was awarded as an Honorary Professor at the Capital Normal University, Beijing. He is also Foreign Chief Expert at the Educational Video and Image Analysis Lab at Zheijang Normal University, Jinhua.





Office Hours


The office hours in the summer semester 2023 will take place on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. starting on April 25.

The last office hours in the summer semester 2023 will take place on Tuesday 11.7. from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


During the semester break, office hours will be held on:


Tuesday 22.8. 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 5.9. 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 26.9. 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10.10 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 7, Room 229
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