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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology
9th Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research „Socio-emotional and cognitive development in learning: educational goals in competition?!“

Conference program – July 4, 2024


Opening of the conference

Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive director of the IFS)
Prof. Dr. Michael Becker (IFS)
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Dignath (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Welcoming speech

Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer (President of the TU Dortmund University)

General Keynote: „Socio-emotional and cognitive development in learning: educational goals in competition?!

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders (University of Bamberg)

and plenary discussion

Focus Keynote: „Socio-emotional learning“

Prof. Sara Rimm-Kaufman, PhD (University of Virginia)

and plenary discussion

Lunch break, poster exhibition of
early career researchers and selection of the best poster


Focus Keynote: „Learning and performance“

Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern (ETH Zurich)

and plenary discussion


Focus Keynote: „Learning for at risk-students“

Prof. Dr. Florian Schmiedek (DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education)

and plenary discussion

14:45 Coffee break


„Learning and emotions“
Prof. Dr. Anne Frenzel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

and plenary discussion

„Well-being and learning in inclusive eduaction“
Prof. Dr. Carmen Zurbriggen (University of Fribourg)

and plenary discussion

„Learning and motivation“
Prof. Dr. Ricarda Steinmayr (TU Dortmund University)


„Ask the Expert“ - plenary discussion with all speakers


Closing and poster award ceremony

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