Norbert Neuss

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Norbert Neuss (* 1966 in Northeim ) is a German educational scientist . He is professor for pedagogy and didactics in elementary school and early childhood in the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Giessen . The main areas of work and research are media education and early childhood education.

After graduating from high school in Einbeck, Norbert Neuss studied pedagogy at the Georg-August University in Göttingen from 1987 to 1994 . In 1999 he received his doctorate under Stefan Aufenanger on the subject of symbolic processing of television experiences in children's drawings , followed by his habilitation on biographically significant learning in 2008 .

After completing his studies, he worked at the Lower Saxony youth welfare office in 1994 and at the DJI in Munich from 1995 and at the PH Heidelberg from 2000 . In addition, he took on teaching positions in media education at various German universities. From 1998 to 2000 he had already taken on a substitute professorship at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, and from 2005 to 2006 also a substitute professorship at the University of Hamburg, before becoming a full professor at the Holzminden University of Applied Sciences from 2006 . In 2008 he accepted the call to Giessen.

During his studies he was one of the founders of the media education association Blickwechsel , on whose board he remained until 2001. Neuss was chairman of the Society for Media Education and Communication Culture . In addition to his own scientific writings, he has written and published a number of school, textbooks and workbooks and developed educational materials.

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Own writings

  • Symbolic processing of television experiences in children's drawings. An empirical study with preschoolers. Munich: KoPäd-Verlag 1999. ISBN 3-929061-32-5 (also dissertation)
  • Biographically meaningful learning. Empirical studies of learning histories in teacher education. Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich Verlag 2008. ISBN 3866492421 (also habilitation)
  • Ben Bachmair , Norbert Neuss, Friederike Tilemann : make television an issue. Parents evenings as a contribution to youth media protection. Munich: KoPäd-Verlag 1997. ISBN 3-929061-73-2
  • Norbert Neuss, Mirko Pohl, Jürgen Zipf: Adventure land television. Take up, shape, reflect on media experiences. Munich: KoPäd-Verlag 1997. ISBN 3-929061-39-2
  • Sabine Eder, Norbert Neuß, Jürgen Zipf: Media projects in kindergarten and after-school care. Berlin: Vistas-Verlag 1999. ISBN 3-89158-236-6
  • Norbert Neuss, Carola Michaelis: New media in kindergarten. Play and study with the computer. Offenbach: Jünger-Verlagsgruppe 2002. ISBN 3-7664-9407-4
  • Invisible friends. Why children invent imaginary companions. Berlin: Cornelsen Scriptor 2009. ISBN 3589246057
  • Markus Kieselhorst, Stefan Brée, Norbert Neuss: Observation of child self-education processes. Interpretation skills of early childhood education professionals. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2013. ISBN 3531197320
  • Children & Media. What adults need to know. Velber: Klett / Kallmeyer 2012. ISBN 978-3780049018


  • Norbert Neuss (ed.): Aesthetics of children. Interdisciplinary contributions to the aesthetic experience of children. Frankfurt a. M: GEP book joint work of evangelical journalism 1999. ISBN 3932194314
  • Neuss, Norbert (Ed.): Fantasy Companions. Why children invent invisible friends. Psychology - Causes - Dealing. Weinheim: Beltz 2001. ISBN 340722818X
  • Norbert Neuss, Klaus Koch (eds.): Teletubbies & Co. Does television harm our children? Weinheim: Beltz 2001. ISBN 3407228260
  • Norbert Neuss (Ed.): Profession media pedagogue. Self-image - training - fields of work. Munich: KoPäd 2003. ISBN 3935686528
  • Norbert Neuss (Ed.): Pedagogical approaches: Education and learning stories in kindergarten: Concepts - Methods - Examples. Berlin: Cornelsen scriptor 2007. ISBN 3589245190
  • Mike Grosse-Loheide, Norbert Neus (Hrsg.): Body, cult, media. Staging in everyday life and in media education. Bielefeld: GMK 2007. ISBN 392968540X
  • Ludwig Duncker , Gabriele Lieber, Norbert Neuss, Bettina Uhlig (eds.): Education in childhood. The manual for learning in kindergarten and primary school. Velber: Kallmeyer 2009. ISBN 3780010488
  • Norbert Neuss (Ed.): Basic knowledge of elementary education. A textbook and workbook. Berlin: Cornelsen scriptor 2010. ISBN 978-3-589-24534-5
  • Dagmar Hoffmann, Norbert Neuss, Günter Thiele (eds.): Stream your life. Dealing with Web 2.0. of adolescents in school and extracurricular areas of activity . Munich: KoPäd 2011. ISBN 3-86736-344-7
  • Norbert Neuss (Ed.): Basic knowledge of crèche pedagogy. A textbook and workbook. Berlin: Cornelsen scriptor 2011. ISBN 3589247290
  • Norbert Neuss, Kai-Uwe Hugger u. a. (Ed.): Online_Offline. Growing up with virtual worlds. Seelze: Friedrich Verlag 2011.

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