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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology
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.


Time Program

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