Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Science - Primary Mathematics Education

Dr. Lars Jenßen

Contact Information


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften

Primary Mathematics Education
Friedrichstraße 194-199
Room 211/212


(Mailing address: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin)

Phone number: 030/2093-66823



Research Interests:

  • Emotions in mathematics education, e.g. math anxiety, shame

  • Professional competence in the field of mathematics

  • Early childhood mathematics education


Research Activities:

  • Project manager of the following projects: icMAPS (International comparison of preservice primary school teachers’ mathematics anxiety), SHAME (Experience of shame in mathematics education)

  • Project member of the following projects: Pro-KomMa (Early childhood teachers’ professional competence in mathematics), MaTe (Math-related knowledge of preservice primary school teachers)


Selected Publications:

Jenßen, L., Dunekacke, S., Gustafsson, J.-E., & Blömeke, S. (in press). Intelligence and knowledge: The relationship between preschool teachers‘ cognitive dispositions in the field of mathematics. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft

Jenßen, L., Norén, E., & Cooke, A. (2019). icMAPS - International Comparison of Mathematics Anxiety of Pre-service Primary School Teachers. In C. Lautenbach, J. Fischer, O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, M. Toepper, & H.A. Pant (Eds.), Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education - Ideas, Approaches and Concepts for Research, Transfer and Implementation (pp. 22-24). Berlin & Mainz: Humboldt University & Johannes Gutenberg University.

Thiel, O. & Jenßen, L. (2018). Affective-motivational aspects of early childhood teacher' students knowledge about mathematics. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 26(4), 512-534.

Blömeke, S., Jenßen, L., Grassmann, M., Dunekacke, S., & Wedekind, H. (2017). Process mediates structure: Relation of preschool teacher education and preschool teachers' knowledge. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109, 338-354.

Dunekacke, S., Jenßen L., Eilerts, K., & Blömeke, S. (2016). Epistemological beliefs of prospective preschool teachers and their relation to knowledge, perception, and planning abilities in the field of mathematics: a process model. ZDM Mathematics Education.

Jenßen, L., Dunekacke, S., Eid, M., & Blömeke, S. (2015). The relationship of mathematical competence and mathematics anxiety - An application of latent state-trait theory. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223(1), 31-39.