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Main conference program – June 22nd, 2017

3rd Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research „Conditions of Successful Educational Trajectories in Social Heterogeneity“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Cover des Herausgeberwerks 3. Dort­mun­der Symposium der Empirischen Bil­dungs­for­schung: „Be­din­gun­gen er­folg­rei­cher Bildungsverläufe in ge­sell­schaft­li­cher Heterogenität“ © 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

Prof. Dr. Insa Melle (Prorector Academic Affairs at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Goll (Dean of Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology)

Plenary lecture from a sociological perspective on the topic
„The Role of Competencies and Opportunity Structures for the Educational Opportunities of Low-performing Youth“

Prof. Dr. Heike Solga (Berlin Social Science Center)

Brief commentaries from the perspectives of psychology, educational sociology, and teaching methodology

Prof Dr. Rainer Watermann (Freie Universität Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Susanne Prediger (TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wirth (Ruhr University Bochum)

and plenary discussion
12:50 Lunch break and Poster exhibition by junior researchers
14:00 Poster award donated by Waxmann Publishing Co.


Dr. Lysann Zander (Freie Universität Berlin)
Dr. Franziska Schwabe (TU Dortmund University)

with commentaries from
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingrid Gogolin (University Hamburg)
Prof. Dr. Holger Horz (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main)
Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob (University Cologne)
Prof. Dr. Ricarda Steinmayr (TU Dortmund University)

Hot Topic Study: „BERLIN-study“

Prof. Dr. Kai Maaz (Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education)

and plenary discussion
15:35 Coffee break

Topic Statement: Social Inequality in the Educational Pathway

Prof. Dr. Steffen Schindler (University Bamberg)

and plenary discussion

Controversial Statements: „Migration and Education“

Importance of the first language Prof. Dr. Ilonca Hardy (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main)

Effects of differentiation in the education system Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser (University Mannheim)

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.