Dr. Maximilian Fink

Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Lernen und Lehren mit Medien
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Dr. Maximilian Fink

Research interests

  • Virtual reality
  • Simulation-based learning
  • Instructional design
  • Diagnostic competences


Professional career

  • Since 05/2021: Research associate/Postdoc, Learning and Teaching with Media,
    Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • 2017-2021: Research associate, DFG research group COSIMA “Facilitating diagnostic competences in simulation-based learning environments in the university context”,
    Institute of Medical Education, Hospital of the LMU Munich


Academic background

  • 2019-2021: Ph.D. Learning Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, thesis: „Assessment and Facilitation of Diagnostic Competences with Simulations in Medical Education”
  • 2017-2019: Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2010-2016: First State Examination, Teaching Degree for Secondary Schools, Subjects: School Psychology and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Selected publications

Fink, M. C., Reitmeier, V, Heitzmann, N, Siebeck, M., Fischer, F., & Fischer, M. R. (in press). Diagnosing virtual patients: The interplay between knowledge and diagnostic activities. Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Fink, M. C., Sosa, D., Eisenlauer, V., & Ertl, B. (2023). Authenticity and interest in virtual reality: Findings from an experiment including educational virtual environments created with 3D modeling and photogrammetry. Frontiers in Education, 8, Article 969966. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.969966

Fink, M. C., Heitzmann, N., Siebeck, M., Fischer, F., & Fischer, M. R. (2021). Learning to diagnose accurately through virtual patients: Do reflection phases have an added benefit? BMC Medical Education, 21(1), 523. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02937-9

Fink, M. C., Radkowitsch, A., Bauer, E., Sailer, M., Kiesewetter, J., Schmidmaier, R, Siebeck, M., Fischer, F., & Fischer, M. R. (2021). Simulation research and design: A dual-level framework for multi-project research programs. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69, 809–841. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-020-09876-0

Fink, M. C., Reitmeier, V., Stadler, M., Siebeck, M., Fischer, F., & Fischer, M. R. (2021). Assessment of diagnostic competences with standardized patients versus virtual patients: Experimental study in the context of history taking. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(3), e21196. https://doi.org/10.2196/21196


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