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Main conference program – July 5th, 2018

4th Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research „Conditions and Effects of Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies and Teacher Practice“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Cover des Herausgeberwerks 4. Dort­mun­der Symposium der Empirischen Bil­dungs­for­schung: „Be­din­gun­gen und Effekte von Leh­rer­bil­dung, Lehrkraftkompetenzen und Lehrkrafthandeln“ © Waxmann

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



Opening of the Conference and Welcoming speeches

Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS)
Yvonne Gebauer (Minister for Schools and Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski (TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Goll (TU Dortmund University)

Plenary lecture: Requirements for Teacher Education from a Psychological Perspective

Prof. Dr. Birgit Spinath (Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg)

Brief commentaries from the perspectives of educational sociology and teaching methodology

Prof. Dr. Anita Schilcher (University Regensburg)
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bellenberg (Ruhr University Bochum)

and plenary discussion
12:50 Break with lunchtime snack and Poster exhibition by junior researchers
14:00 Poster award donated by Waxmann Publishing Co.


Dr. Kira Elena Weber (Leuphana University Lüneburg)
Dr. Anke Heyder (TU Dortmund University)
Dr. Edina Schneider (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christoph Helm (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

with commentaries from
Prof. Dr. Silvia-Iris Beutel (TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Holger Horz (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main)
Prof. Dr. Ewald Terhart (WWU Münster)
Prof. Dr. Elmar Souvignier (WWU Münster)

Hot Topic Study: PlanvoLL-D

Prof. Dr. Johannes König (University Cologne)

and plenary discussion
15:35 Coffee break

Topic Statement: Teacher Competencies in the Context of Inclusive Learning Settings

Prof. Dr. Vera Moser (Humboldt University Berlin)

and plenary discussion

Controversial Statements: Potentials and Limits of Theoretical and Practical Components of Teacher Education

Focus on theoretical components Prof. Dr. Stephan Hußmann (TU Dortmund University)

Fokus on practical components Prof. Dr. Alexander Gröschner (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

and plenary discussion

Podium and “Ask the Expert” with all con­fe­rence experts


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.