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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology
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