Prof. Dr. Johannes König is a Full Professor of Empirical School Research, Quantitative Methods at the University of Cologne in Germany. He received a Dr. phil. at Freie Universität Berlin in 2006 and Habilitation at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2011.
His current research include school research, teacher education research, teacher competencies, teacher knowledge (with a special focus on general pedagogical knowledge), and international comparisons. In various research projects, he has been working extensively on assessing teacher knowledge and teacher education quality, also for the purpose of international comparisons. He has received research grants for national and international studies in these fields. His publications can be found in national and international journals and books.
He is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lesen und Schreiben (DGLS), the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Since 2014, he is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Empirical Research on Teachers and Teaching (IZeF) at the University of Cologne.