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Main con­fe­rence program – June 30th, 2016

2nd Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research „Conditions for Successful Learning and Educational Processes“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Cover des Herausgeberwerks 2. Dort­mun­der Symposium der Empirischen Bil­dungs­for­schung: „Be­din­gun­gen gelingender Lern- und Bildungsprozesse“ © 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 speeches

Sylvia Löhrmann (Minister for School and Further Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)
Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather (President of the TU Dortmund University)

Plenary lecture from a Pedagogical-psychological Perspective on the Topic „Conditions for Successful Learning and Educational Processes“

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn (Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education)

Brief commentaries from the perspectives of educational sociology and teaching methodology

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ingrid Gogolin (University Hamburg)
Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss (TU Munich)

and plenary discussion
12:45 Lunch break and Poster exhibition by junior researchers
14:00 Poster award donated by Waxmann Publishing Co.



Hot Topic Study: „NEPS“

Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt (University Bamberg)

and plenary discussion

Topic Statement: „Self-regulated learning“

Prof. Dr. Detlev Leutner (University Duisburg-Essen)

and plenary discussion
16:05 Coffee break

Controversial Statements

(1) Cognitive vs. motivational conditioning factors of learning processes
Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller (Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education)
Prof. Dr. Birgit Spinath (Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg)

(2) Single vs. multi-tier school system in the field of tension between demographic developments and differential development milieus
Prof. Dr. Kai Maaz (Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education)
Prof. Dr. (em.) Klaus-Jürgen Tillmann (University Bielefeld)

and plenary discussion

Closing Ceremony

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.