Uwe Hameyer

Uwe Hameyer is professor of education at Kiel University (since Oct. 2014 emeritus) and founder of hameyer | systemberatung [www.hamey-er-systemberatung.de] with emphasis on coaching, learning consultancy, educational planning, school evaluation, further education for teachers, school heads, and other experts from non-schooling areas.

His major domains of research and innovation studies are curriculum design and theory, innovation research, change management, organizational learning, school leadership development, research on school transformation, and school development. He started and shared in four major curriculum development projects, partly emerging from IPN [1986], partly in cooperation with the Club of Rome and Greenpeace (the newest curriculum - on globalization in view of DESERTEC - was issued a few weeks ago together with prof. dr. h. c. Helmut Schreier, Eiken Prinz and others, 2015).

Uwe Hameyer is a research consultant at the OECD (Paris, 1977). 1984 until 1990 academic director at the Institute for Science Education, Kiel University. Eight research visits and, predominantly, guest professorships in Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria. Main editor of two handbooks on curriculum research (1975, three volumes; 1983, one volume; co-editor of the international handbook on school improvement, OECD, international books and articles).

Uwe Hameyer initiated school networks in Germany, co-founded two schools, analyzed and compared school development in European countries, contributed to science studies on the primary level; out of more than 25 books he published, he co-authored e.g. IMPACT - Implementing Activity-Based Learning in Elemen­tary Science Teaching in Four Countries, published in 1995: »Portraits of Productive Schools«, SUNY press, New York, together with prof. dr. Jan van den Akker (the Netherlands], prof. dr. Mats Ekholm [Sweden] and prof. dr. Ron Anderson [United States of America].

Since more than 30 years he is continuously investigating school development, consulting educational organizations and exploring long-term change management.

Co-founder of a new lower and upper secondary reform school in Langenfeld (since 2014) and Wolfsburg (VW, since 2008) (www.neue-schule-wolfsburg.de).

Co-Editor of several journals such as Journal für Schul­ent­wicklung; Grundschule; Weltwissen Sachunterricht (co-founder); Studies in Educational Evaluation (until 1990); Pädagogische Führung.

Concerning private art activities, he did several exhibitions on photography (www.foto-art-online.de) and shares in jazz music playing the baritone sax as a member of a bigband called jazzline (Kiel).