Prof Dr Regina Jucks (Diploma and PhD in Psychology) is a full professor at the Institute of Psychology for Education at the University of Münster. Since 2011, she has headed the local centre for teaching in higher education. She also holds an habilitation in Psychology (2005). Her research fields address various settings of instructional communication ranging from doctor–patient interaction to higher education. Dr Jucks has been engaged in teacher education since 2008. Her scientific output includes more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and more than 70 international conference activities. She is part of scientific boards and peer reviewer for many high-impact journals. Within the Institute, Dr. Regina Jucks’ workgroup addresses the role of social/communicative processes in learning and teaching, thereby fitting the focus of the DIALLs well.