Verena Held

Dr. phil. Verena Held (née Kasztantowicz) is a teacher and education researcher. She was a research associate at the Department of Education at the Humboldt University Berlin, working with teachers in inclusive school settings as part of a research project from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ("Professionalisierung für kooperative Planung und Bewertung in der Inklusion").


GS Ochtersum

Teaching German and Math

The Education Authority of Lower Saxony

state examination

Humboldt University of Berlin / Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Research associate

Humboldt University of Berlin

Dissertation on literary reasoning and wordplay

Humboldt University of Berlin

Master of Education


  • Diagnostic Assessments and Data-Driven Personalized Learning
  • Linguistics and Literature
  • Alternative Education (Unschooling and the "Freilerner" Community in Germany)


Graduate level research seminar

Language Play and Metalinguistic Awareness

Undergraduate seminars

Writing and Text Production
Teaching Metalinguistic Awareness
Learning to Read, Learning to Write
Pedagogy of Work: Célestin Freinet's Educational Paradigm

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GS Ochtersum
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31139 Hildesheim

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