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Anke Maria Weber

Anke Maria Weber

Postdoctoral researcher

Department Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 25-350

Anke Maria Weber, Postdoctoral Researcher and member of the CBA research group.

Professional Summary

Anke is a Post-Doc within the Computer-Based Assessment research group at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in educational sciences from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany and focuses on the role of play in children’s cognitive and motivational development. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, she held a Post-Doc position at the Institute of Child and Youth Education at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.

Favourite Quote

“The highest form of research is essentially play.” (N. V. Scarfe)

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Last updated on: Tuesday, 06 September 2022

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Development
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Self-Concept
  • Play
  • Expectancy-Value Theory
  • Computational Thinking
  • Longitudinal Data
  • Psycho-Physiological Methods


  • Parent and child interactions during play (PACIP): The central focus of the PACIP project is the investigation of 4- to 6-year-old children’s and their parents’ spatial play. It examines how interactions between parents and children affect children’s cognitive and motivational development in a guided or free play setting.

Last updated on: 06 Sep 2022

Weber, A. M., Bastian, M., Barkela, V., Mühling, A., & Leuchter, M. (in press). Fostering preservice teachers’ expectancies and values towards computational thinking. Frontiers in Psychology.

Weber, A. M., & Leuchter, M. (2022). Fostering children's block building self-concepts and stability knowledge through construction play. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 80, 101400.

Reuter, T., Weber, A. M., Flottmann, J., & Leuchter, M. (2021). Ability of 6- to 7-year-old children to choose the control of variables strategy. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 20(2), 70–82.

Weber, A. M., Reuter, T., & Leuchter, M. (2020). The impact of a construction play on 5- to 6-year-old children’s reasoning about stability. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1737.

Weber, A. M., & Leuchter, M. (2020). Measuring preschool children’s knowledge of the principle of static equilibrium in the context of building blocks: Validation of a test instrument. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90, 50–74.

Weber, A. M., & Trojan, J. (2018). The restorative value of the urban environment: A systematic review of the literature. Environmental Health Insights, 12, 1–13.


For the complete list of publications, please refer here

Last updated on: 06 Sep 2022