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IFS in a nutshell
The Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS) at the TU Dortmund University is committed to all areas of education research – from the description, explanation, and improvement of the organization and management of schools and the school system, to the analysis of educational processes and educational outcomes of students of different age groups in different contexts. Not limited to students, the research takes into account parents, teachers, school administration, and institutional frameworks. A special focus is research into the reform and development processes of schools and the school system, as well as the necessary conditions for these processes and their outcomes.
Research areas at IFS
Empirical Educational Research with a Focus on Teaching and Learning (Team McElvany)
Empirical Educational Research in Primary and Secondary Education (Team Deputy Professor Ohle-Peters)
Empirical Educational Research with a Focus on Individual Developmental Trajectories and Institutional Contexts (Team Becker)
Empirical Educational Research with a Focus on Promoting Cognitive and Motivational-Affective Learning Processes (Team Dignath)
Educational Data Science (Team Gaspard)
Latest news from the IFS
IFS Lecture Series with Professor Jasmin Decristan
Professor Jasmin Decristan gave a presentation on interindividual differences in students' participation in classroom talk.
Thomas Brüggemann successfully defends dissertation
Doctorate completed: Thomas Brüggemann on cognitive and motivational effects of digital media in learning and performance situations.
IFS Lecture Series on May 25 with Professor Jasmin Decristan
Professor Jasmin Decristan speaks at the IFS Lecture Series on interindividual differences in students' participation in the classroom.
PIRLS 2021 results published
The results of the current PIRLS 2021 were published during the Federal Press Conference.