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Main conference program – June 25th, 2015

1st Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research „Conditions and Effects of good Classroom Teaching“

Publication volume of the conference

Cover des Herausgeberwerks 1. Dort­mun­der Symposium der Empirischen Bil­dungs­for­schung: „Be­din­gun­gen und Effekte guten Unterrichts“ © Waxmann

An edited volume has been published for the conference, more information can be found here.



Opening of the conference

Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS)

Welcoming speech

Prof. Dr. Thomas Goll (Dean of Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology)

Plenary lecture from a pedagogical-psychological perspective on the topic „Conditions and Effects of good Teaching“

Prof. Dr. Mareike Kunter (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Brief commentaries from the perspectives of educational sociology and teaching methodology

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Gräsel (University of Wuppertal)
Prof. Dr. Kornelia Möller (WWU Münster)

and plenary discussion
12:30 Lunch break and Poster exhibition by junior researchers

Hot Topic Study of the Instructional Research

Prof. Dr. Tina Seidel (TU Munich)

and plenary discussion

Topic Statements

(1) „Gender & Teaching from an International Perspective“
Prof. Dr. Ursula Kessels (Freie Universität Berlin)

(2) „Higher Education & Teaching from an International Perspective“
Prof. Dr. Holger Horz (Goethe University Frankfurt)

and plenary discussion
15:00 Coffee break



Panel discussion on the Current State of Classroom Research on the following Topics:

(1) „Conclusions for practice“
(2) „Conclusions for future research“
with Prof Dr. Andreas Frey (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena), Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ingrid Gogolin (University Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn (Goethe University Frankfurt),  Prof. Dr. Ilonca Hardy (Goethe University Frankfurt), Prof. Dr. Sabine Hornberg (TU Dortmund University), Prof. Dr. Harm Kuper (Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Ewald Terhart (WWU Münster)

and plenary discussion

Cafeteria menus

Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.