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Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology
8th Dort­mund Symposium of Empirical Educational Research „What Competencies Should Today's School Teach for Tomorrow's Society?“

Conference program – 15th June 2023


Opening of the con­fe­rence

Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS)
Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer (Rektor TU Dortmund)

Welcoming speech

MinDirig Dr. Stefan Luther (BMBF)
State Secretary Dr. Urban Mauer (MSB NRW)
Prof. Dr. Sabine Hornberg (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Educational Research)
Prof. Dr. Holger Horz (IFS Chairman of the Advisory Board)

Plenary lecture: „What competencies should the school of today teach for
for the society of tomorrow?

Prof. Dr. Olaf Köller (Executive Scientific Director IPN Kiel)

Brief commentaries from the perspectives of educational science and didactics

Prof. Dr. Stefan Krauss (University Regensburg)
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Lazarides (University Potsdam)

and plenary discussion

Lunch break, poster exhibition of the junior researchers and election of the best poster


Poster award donated by Waxmann Publishing Co.


Spotlights by junior researchers

Dr. Lisa Bäulke (University Tübingen)
Dr. Franziska Baier-Mosch (DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education)
Dr. Sarah Rau-Patschke (University Duisburg-Essen)

with commentaries by

Prof. Dr. Ilonca Hardy (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Prof. Dr. Johannes König (University of Cologne)
Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt (Deputy President GESIS)

Hot Topic Study: „VISIT-Math

Prof. Dr. Tina Seidel (TU Munich)

and plenary discussion


Coffee break


Topic statements: „What competencies should schools teach in the future?

„Noncognitive competencies“
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Gräsel (President GEBF, Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

„Social competencies“
Prof. Dr. Hermann Josef Abs (University Duisburg-Essen)

„Competencies in a digital society“
Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt (Director LIfBi)

and plenary discussion


Ask the Expert“ with all con­fe­rence experts


Champagne reception


Speech on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the IFS

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

Moderated panel discussion with former and affiliated professors

Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Günter Rolff
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos i. R.
Prof. Dr. Heinz Günter Holtappels i. R.
Prof. Fani Lauermann, PhD

Buffet and live music

Moderator Armin Himmelrath

The program of the main conference is also available for download here (German).