M.A. Annina Förschler

Research Profile1

  • social, political and legal conditions of education
  • New Educational Governance
  • Policy Network Analysis
  • Datafication and digitalization of education and education administration
  • Global Education Industry, esp. Education Technology Industry
  • Economization of education
  • Educational landscapes
  • Governmentality Studies

Dissertation Project

“(New) Forms of Educational Governance and the Growing Influence of Non-State Actors in the Course of the Digitalization Agenda of Education in Germany” (working title)

Contact Information

Room:
202
Phone:
+49-40-6541-2619
Visiting address
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität
Building H4
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
Postal address
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität
Postfach 70 08 22
22008 Hamburg

Vita

  • since August 2020: Research assistant at Helmut Schmidt University, Professorship for Transformation of Governance in Education and Society.
  • 09/2017-08/2020: Research assistant at Helmut Schmidt University in the DFG research project: “Educational Data Management – New Knowledge, Interdependence and Influence Structures in the Context of the Digitalization of Educational Governance”; Project management: Dr. Sigrid Hartong, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
  • 09/2015-08/2017: FSJ Education Consultant at the International Youth Community Services (ijgd) in Hamburg
  • 2012-2015: Study of educational science (M.A.) at the University of Hamburg. Main focus: General Educational Science as well as Participation and Lifelong Learning; Master thesis: “Educational Landscapes as an Expression of Neoliberal Governance? – A Governmentality Analysis of the Concept ‘Educational Landscapes'”
  • 2011-2012: Voluntary social year at the International Federation (IB) in Hamburg
  • 2007-2011: Studies of Sociology (B.A.) at the University of Hamburg with Erasmus study abroad at the University of Copenhagen (WS 2009/2010). Focus: Social problems and social policy; Bachelor thesis: “Current governmental practices within the German socio-political governmental dispositif – An analysis of governmentality according to Foucault”

Memberships

  • Associate member of the German Society for Educational Science (DGfE)
  • PRIVATOPIA (Research Network on the Privatization of European Education)

Link to profile on Researchgate

UNBLACK THE BOX”(since fall 2019)

UNBLACK THE BOX is a network initiative founded in 2019 by researchers from educational science, sociology, educational informatics, media and health pedagogy as well as teachers in schools, universities or teacher training and further education. It pursues the goal of enabling educational institutions, teachers and lecturers to face the growing computerization and digitalization of education with enlightened, critical and conscious decision-making and design skills, even without extensive informatics knowledge.

Educational Data Management – New Knowledge, Interdependence and Influence Structures in the Context of the Digitalization of Educational Governance” (September 2017-August 2020)

DFG research project (duration 36 months) to explore new systems of educational data management at the federal state/state level comparing Germany/USA. Observation of production and functional contexts in the de- and recontextualization of educational data, information and knowledge as well as questioning digital infrastructures as a novel dimensioning of educational governance.
Third-party funded project, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Contributions to anthologies

Hartong, Sigrid; Allert, Heidrun; Amos, Karin; Bleckmann, Paula; Czarnojan, Izabela; Förschler, Annina; Jornitz, Sieglinde; Reinhard, Manuel & Sander, Ina (2021) Unblack the Box. Anregungen für eine (selbst)bewusste Auseinandersetzung mit digitaler Bildung. In: Lankau, Ralf (Eds.) Autonom und mündig am Touchscreen. Für eine konstruktive Medienarbeit in der Schule. Beltz Verlag: Weinheim/Basel: 201-212.

Hartong, Sigrid; Förschler, Annina & Dabisch, Vito (2021) Data infrastructures and the (ambivalent) effects of rising data interoperability: insights from Germany. In: Wyatt-Smith, Claire; Lingard, Bob & Heck, Elizabeth (Eds.) Digital Disruption in Teaching and Testing: Assessments, Big Data, and the Transformation of Schooling, Routledge: 136-151.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2020) Dateninfrastrukturen als zunehmend machtvolle Komponente von Educational Governance. Eine Studie zur Implementierung und Transformation staatlicher Bildungsmonitoringsysteme in Deutschland und den USA. In: van Ackeren, Isabell; Bremer, Helmut; Kessl, Fabian; Koller, Hans Christoph; Pfaff, Nicolle; Rotter, Caroline; Klein, Dominique & Salaschek, Ulrich (Eds.) Bewegungen. Beiträge zum 26. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, Barbara Budrich: 419-432. Link.

Hartong, Sigrid; Breiter, Andreas; Jarke, Juliane & Förschler, Annina (2019) Digitalisierung von Schule, Schulverwaltung und Schulaufsicht. In: Klenk, Tanja; Nullmeier, Frank & Wewer, Göttrik (Eds.) Handbuch Digitalisierung in Staat und Verwaltung, Springer. Link.

Förschler, Annina (2018) Ökonomisierung von Bildung am Beispiel des (neoliberalen) Regierungsprogramms ‚Bildungslandschaften‘. In: Hartong, Sigrid; Hermstein, Björn & Höhne, Thomas (Eds.) Ökonomisierung von Schule? Bildungsreformen in nationaler und internationaler Perspektive, Juventa: 111-129.


Contributions to scientific journals

Förschler, Annina; Hartong, Sigrid; Kramer, Anouschka; Meister-Scheytt, Claudia & Junne, Jaromir (2021) Zur (ambivalenten) Wirkmächtigkeit datengetriebener Lernplattformen: Eine Analyse des “Antolin” Leseförderungsprogramms. MedienPädagogik. Sonderheft: Datengetriebene Schule. (in press)

Cone, Lucas; Brøgger, Katja; Berghmans, Mieke; Decuypere, Mathias; Förschler, Annina; Grimaldi, Emiliano; Hartong, Sigrid; Hillman, Thomas; Ideland, Malin; Landri, Paolo; Player-Koro, Catarina; Raptopoulou, Anthemis; Rensfeldt, Annika Bergviken; Rönnberg, Linda; van de Oudeweetering, Karmijn; Vanermen, Lanze (2021) Pandemic Acceleration: Covid-19 and the emergency digitalization of European education. In: European Educational Research Journal – EERJ. Link.

Förschler, Annina (2021) Der wachsende politische Einfluss privater (EdTech-)Akteure im Kontext digitaler Bildungsbeobachtung und -steuerung: Bemühungen um ein ‚dateninfrastrukturfreundliches Ökosystem‘. In: Bildung unter (digitaler) Beobachtung – Analysen zur wachsenden Bedeutung von Dateninfrastrukturen in der Bildungssteuerung. Special Issue: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 67(3): 323-337. Link.

Förschler, Annina & Hartong, Sigrid (2020) Datenpraktiken des Schulmonitorings in staatlichen Bildungsbehörden. Beobachtungen jenseits des Regelkreises. In: Fickermann, Detlef; Manitius, Veronika & Karcher, Martin (Hrsg.) DDS Die Deutsche Schule Beiheft: Neue Steuerung – Renaissance der Kybernetik?, 15: 41-57.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2019) Opening the black box of data-based school monitoring: data infrastructures, flows and practices in state education agencies. In: Big Data & Society, 6(1): 1-12. Link.

Förschler, Annina (2018) Das ‚Who is who?‘ der deutschen Bildungs-Digitalisierungsagenda – eine kritische Politiknetzwerk-Analyse. In: Pädagogische Korrespondenz, 58(2): 31-52. Link.


Further essays and contributions

Förschler, Annina (2021) Wer gestaltet (heute) die Bildung(spolitik) von morgen? In: Bildung aktuell (Philologen-Verband Nordrhein-Westfalen), 72(4): 15-18. Link.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2020) The rising power of business interests through intermediary policy networking: insights into the ‘digital agenda’ in German schooling. Link.

Förschler et al. (2020) Who consults / trains – and with what rationale? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Förschler et al. (2020) Who is behind the tool? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Allert et al. (2020) How transparent is the modelling? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Amos et al. (2020) What are education policy backgrounds? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Bleckmann et al. (2020) What are the possible health effects (psychosocial)? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Bleckmann et al. (2020) What are the possible health effects (physical)? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Czarnojan et al. (2020) To what extent does the software provide opportunities for (pedagogical) design adaptability? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Hartong et al. (2020) Which types of nudging, such as gamification or visualisation, are used? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Jornitz et al (2020) Which types of learning / education does the software (not) enable? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Sander et al. (2020) (How much) is education being surveilled? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Sander et al. (2020) To what extent is artificial intelligence involved? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Sander et al. (2020) Where does the data go? UNBLACK THE BOX. Link.

Hartong, Sigrid; Höhne, Thomas; Förschler, Annina; Karcher, Martin; Reinhard, Manuel & Voss, Christin (2021) Organisation der Sektionstagung “Bildung-Erziehung-Sozialisation revisited. Zur konzeptuellen (Neu-)Bestimmung der ‚klassischen Begriffstrias‘ im Zeitalter digitaler Transformation”. Sektion Bildung und Erziehung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), online, 18.-19.11.21.

Förschler, Annina & Hartong, Sigrid (2021) Wie wirkmächtig sind datenbasierte Lernplattformen? Eine Analyse des Leseförderprogramms „Antolin“. Presentation at Dialogkonferenz2021 “#Vermessene Bildung”, DiAL:OGe Projekt, online, 05.11.2021.

Förschler, Annina & Schuster, Johannes (2021) Capturing the (Digital) Multidimensionality of Ed Policy-Making through Inventive Methods: Insights from Germany. Presentation in the session “Education Policymaking”, European Educational Research Association (EERA), Annual Conference 2021 ECER, online, 06.-10.09.2021.

Dabisch, Vito; Förschler, Annina & Hartong, Sigrid (2021) Learning platform on the rise – itslearning’s corporate expansion strategy and its ambivalent effects on schooling in Germany. Presentation in the symposium “Seeing through Data: The normalizing Politics of Datafication and its Impact on Teacher and Student Subjectivities”, European Educational Research Association (EERA), Annual Conference 2021 ECER, online, 06.-10.09.2021.

Förschler, Annina; Allert, Heidrun; Bleckmann, Paula; Hartong, Sigrid & Sander, Ina (2021) UNBLACK THE BOX – Ansätze für einen (selbst)bewussten Umgang mit digitalen Datentechnologien in der Schule. Block seminar. Universität Regensburg, online, 11.-13.06.2021.

Förschler, Annina (2021) EdTech-Akteure und deren Einfluss auf Bildungspolitik und -praxis. A moderation and lecture during the eleventh discussion forum of “Medienmündigkeit Fachtagung” by ECHT DABEI, online, 11.03.2021.

Förschler, Annina (2021) (Neue) Intermediäre Akteure und ihre Governance-Strategien im Rahmen der Digitalen Agenda in Deutschland. Guest lecture in the seminar “Educational Governance. Einführung in die Steuerung des Bildungssystems” by Benedict Kurz at the University of Bielefeld, online, 25.01.2021.

Förschler, Annina (2020) Die (wachsende) Rolle nicht-staatlicher Akteure in Zeiten von Corona. Guest lecture in the seminar “Herausforderungen für Bildungspolitik und Politische Bildung in Zeiten von Corona” by Johannes Schuster at the University of Leipzig, online, 15.12.2020.

Hartong, Sigrid; Dabisch, Vito & Förschler, Annina (2020) Learning platform on the rise – itslearning’s corporate expansion strategy and its ambivalent effects on schooling in Germany. Lecture in the context of the symposium „Seeing through Data: The normalizing Politics of Datafication and its Impact on Teacher and Student Subjectivities“, European Educational Research Association (EERA), Annual Conference 2020, Glasgow, 24.-28.08.2020. (Conference cancelled)

Förschler, Annina (2020) ‘Mission Innovation’ – Aspirations, (New) Actors and Governance Strategies around the Digitalization of Schooling in Germany. Conference contribution in the context of the Emerging Researchers’ Conference (ERC) by the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Annual Conference 2020, Glasgow, 23.-24.08.2020. (Conference cancelled)

Förschler, Annina (2020) „The rise of (emergency) EdTech“ in Zeiten von Corona. Einordnung der aktuellen „Digitalisierungs-Welle“ in langjährige Transformationsprozesse rund um die Digitalisierung von Bildung. Guest lecture in the seminar „Globale Bildungsmärkte? Internationale Perspektiven auf Vermarktlichungstendenzen im Bildungsbereich“ by Dr. Kathleen Falkenberg at the Humboldt University Berlin, online, 30.06.2020. Link.

Förschler, Annina & Junne, Jaromir (2020) Report on the workshop „PREGOV (PREdictive GOVernance) – Towards Transdisciplinary Perspectives“, Academy of Sciences in Hamburg, online, 19.06.2020. Link.

Förschler, Annina (2020) ‘Mission Innovation’: The rise of new ‘education experts’, policy discourses and networks around the ‘digital agenda’ in Germany. Comparative & International Education Society (CIES), Contribution in the context of the Annual Conference 2020: Highlighted Paper Session: Datafication and Democracy: Critical Perspectives on the Transformation of Education, Miami, 22.-26.03.2020. (Conference cancelled)

Förschler, Annina (2020) Die wachsende Rolle nicht-staatlicher (EdTech-)Akteure im Kontext digitaler Bildungsbeobachtung und -steuerung: eine Prozess- und Akteursanalyse der ‚Digitalen Agenda‘ in Deutschland. Lecture at the DGfE Annual Congress 2020: Working Group: Bildung unter (digitaler) Beobachtung – nationale und internationale Perspektiven auf Bildungspolitik und -steuerung, Cologne, 15.-18.03.2020. (Conference cancelled)

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2020) Organization of the workshop PREGOV (PREdictive GOVernance) – Towards Transdisciplinary Perspectives/own contribution: Digitalization and Predictive Governance in Education. HSU Hamburg, 07.-08.02.2020.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2019) Organization of the workshop Exploring the Datafication, Digitalization and Automatization of Educational Governance and Practice/own contribution: “Doing” school monitoring in state education agencies. A comparison of the US and Germany. HSU Hamburg, 06.-07.09.2019.

Hartong, Sigrid; Förschler, Annina & Dabisch, Vito (2019) Translating Educational Inequality into Data Infrastructures: The Example of Digital School Monitoring Systems in German and US State Education Agencies. European Educational Research Association (EERA), Lecture in the context of the Annual Conference 2019, Hamburg, 02.-06.09.2019.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2018) Die Digitalisierungsagenda in der deutschen Bildungspolitik seit 1997. Schlüsselmomente, -akteure und -netzwerke. Lecture at the Autumn Conference of the DGfE Media Education Section „Medienpädagogik in Zeiten einer tiefgreifenden Mediatisierung“, Bremen, 21.-22.09.2018.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2018) The Implementation and Transformation of Monitoring Infrastructures in German and US State Departments of Education – Understanding Data Flows and Practices. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Lecture in the context of the Annual Conference 2018: Roundtable „International Perspectives on Data-Driven Education. Between Individualization and Standardization“, New York City, 13.-17.04.2018.

Hartong, Sigrid & Förschler, Annina (2018) Data infrastructures in school governance. The implementation and transformation of state monitoring in Germany and the US. Lecture in the context of the DGfE Annual Congress 2018: Internationales Symposium „The rising power of data infrastructures and data flows in education policy: an international comparative perspective“, Essen, 18.-21.03.2018.

Fall trimester 2021: Seminar Digital Education Governance – kritische Perspektiven auf digitale Bildung

Spring trimester 2021: Seminar (Neue) Governance-Mechanismen und Akteure im Zuge der Digitalisierung von Bildung.

Fall trimester 2020: Presence exercise Einführung in die Soziologie

Spring trimester 2019: Seminar Das vermessene Wir – zur wachsenden gesellschaftlichen Bedeutung von Rankings, Scorings & Co.

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Letzte Änderung: 10. September 2021