Zeitschrift der GFD

Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning (RISTAL)

Die erste Ausgabe der englischsprachigen referierten Zeitschrift der GFD wird 2016 erscheinen. Sie dient der Vernetzung und Sichtbarmachung fachdidaktischer Forschung.

Mission Statement

Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning (RISTAL) is a journal that publishes original articles on research in subject-matter education (‘Fachdidaktik’), that is, research on teaching and learning of a particular subject. Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning (RISTAL) is primarily committed to exploring comparative perspectives among the different communities that do research on the teaching and learning of a particular subject. This includes theoretical and methodological issues. Its aim is to foster productive exchange of ideas among researchers in subject-matter education.

Thus, articles in this Journal

  • focus on issues related to the teaching and learning of a particular subject taught in primary, secondary or tertiary education, and (!)
  • describe and analyse differences and similarities between the research approaches and research findings used in the different communities that do research on teaching and learning of particular subjects.

In spite of its interest in comparative perspectives, Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning (RISTAL) is devoted to the insight that learning is domain-specific, which is one of the main premises of subject teaching and learning. Thus, although the focus of the journal is to explore broader themes and issues across different subjects, the journal is committed to addressing the subject-specificity of teaching and learning either from the perspective of a single subject, or from the perspective of two or more subjects. Research articles which focus on a single subject only should discuss the implications for other subjects.

Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning (RISTAL) covers all subjects represented and taught in schools and at institutions of higher education. The articles will be published in English.

RISTAL – Announcement and Call for Papers

Editorial Board