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Hans Spada

Hans Spada, Austrian psychology educator. Recipient teaching award Ministry of Science, Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. Member Academy Europea, New York Academy of Sciences; honorary member Humboldt University Berlin.


  • Spada, Hans was born on December 25, 1944 in Vienna, Austria. Arrived in Germany, 1972. Son of Josef and Elisabeth (Wieser) Spada.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1969. University Dozent, University Vienna, 1976. Habilitation in Psychology, University Kiel, Germany, 1977.


    • Assistant lecturer Psychological Institute, Vienna, 1969-1972. Research director Institute for Science Education, Kiel, 1972-1980. Professor psychology department University Freiburg, Germany, since 1980, chairman Doctor of Philosophy program in human and machines intelligence Germany, since 1993.

      Chairman research program European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France, since 1994. Chairman research program in global environmental change German Science Foundation, since 1995. President German Psychological Society, 1994-1996.


    • Author: Models of Thinking and Learning, 1976. Editor: Developmental Models of Thinking, 1980, Psychology of Knowledge, 1985, General Psychology, 1990, Learning in Humans and Machines, 1995, Cognition: Knowledge, 1997.


    Member Academy Europea, New York Academy of Sciences. Honorary member Humboldt University Berlin.



    Skiing, history of central europe, theater.


    • Married Verena Schweizer, August 15, 1969. Children: Stephan, Saskia.
    • father: Josef Spada
    • mother: Elisabeth (Wieser) Spada
    • spouse: Verena Schweizer
    • children: Stephan Spada
    • Saskia Spada
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    Born December 25, 1944
    (age 72)
    • 1969
      University Vienna
    • 1976
      University Vienna
    • 1977
      University Kiel
    • 1969 - 1972
      Assistant, lecturer Psychological Institute
      Vienna, Virginia, United States
    • 1972 - 1980
      research director, Institute for Science Education
      Kiel, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1980
      professor, psychology department University Freiburg