To content
Main conference program – September 29th, 2016

1st IFS-Education Dialogue „Arriving in Schools – Opportunities and Challenges in the Integration of Children and young People with Refugee Experience“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Weißes Buchcover mit Abbildung von Schulkindern, die ihre Hände übereinanderlegen, und dem schwarzen Schriftzug Ankommen in der Schule - Chancen und Herausforderungen bei der Integration von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Fluchterfahrung © Waxmann

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




Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS, TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel (Prorector Diversity Management, TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Goll (Dean of the Fakulty 12, TU Dortmund University)

OVERVIEW LECTURE Current refugee developments, backgrounds and perspectives

Dr. Peter Daschner (Landesschulrat a.D., Hamburg)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Integration into regular classes – consequences for pedagogical work

Social psychological insights for working in multicultural classrooms
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wagner (Philipps University Marburg) & Jutta Wagner (School District Director, Marburg Biedenkopf)

Pedagogical integration work: concept, structure and training requirements
Ulf Matysiak (Teach First Deutschland)

Plenary discussion
12:45 Coffee break

PANEL DISCUSSION Opportunities and Challenges in the Integration of Children and Adolescents with Refugee Experience – Approaches in Educational Policy, Educational Practice and Educational Research

Sylvia Löhrmann (Minister for School and Further Education NRW) / Andreas Heintze (Representative of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, Hamburg Authority for Schools and Vocational Training) / Christiane Bainski (Statewide Coordination Office for Municipal Integration Centers, Dortmund) / Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos (TU Dortmund University) / Dr. Cornelia Schu (Expert Council of German Foundations for Integration and Migration, Berlin)

Plenary discussion
13:45 Lunch break

FOCUS TOPIC Language competencies – keys and concepts

Research results on effective language support in the context of multilingualism
Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany & Andreas Sander, M.A. (TU Dortmund University)

Structural and Conceptual Foundations of DaZ Support in Schleswig-Holstein
Sabine Rutten (Head of DaZ Center Norderstedt)

Plenary discussion
15:30 Coffee break

FOCUS TOPIC Coping with trauma in children and adolescents with refugee experience

The experience of war and flight in childhood: consequences for development
Dr. Ilka Lennertz (University Hospital Dresden)

Dealing with Trauma - Recommendations for Pedagogical Professionals
Sarah Inal (Refugee outpatient clinic for children and adolescents at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Plenary discussion


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.