Thomas Hermann

Thomas Hermann has a PhD in English and American literature. He has been a lecturer in Media Education and Academic Writing at the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PH Zürich) since 2002. As of January 2016 he will head the Media and Didactics Center (MDZ) at the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (PH Thurgau) in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. His research interests focus firstly on media literacy, especially visual literacy, visual expression of children and youths, visual communications and the impact of pictures in teaching and learning environments, as well as on the relationship between writing and learning in formal and informal settings.